Maybe you saw her taking over Bollywood, maybe you saw her kicking ass on ABC’s FBI thriller Quantico, or, perhaps like many of us, you saw her on the red carpet at this year’s Academy Awards and were like, “Who is that!?” Well—it’s Priyanka Chopra. The 33-year-old, Indian-born actress is on a fast rise to the top of Hollywood, but this isn’t the first time she’s climbed a mountaintop. And it won’t be the last.
For Complex’s June/July 2016 issue, Frazier Tharpe visited the Quantico set and rapped with Chopra while she shot a particularly heated fight scene. But the actress wasn’t distracted. In between takes, the two talked about Chopra overcoming discrimination as a kid, breaking down walls as a Bollywood and Hollywood actress, and even a burgeoning music career. “I don’t know where I’ll win,” Chopra tells Tharpe, “but I know I want to keep moving, keep going. When I achieve something then I’m like, alright, what’s next?”
Specifically, a role as the villain in the Dwayne Johnson-led Baywatch reboot (“another barrier broken,” Chopra playfully says of the role, which was originally written for a male actor). But more generally, the sky is the limit for this one. Read the full cover story by clicking below, and make sure to buy Complex’s June/July issue now!