Mumbai: As Priyanka Chopra bid goodbye to her role as Alex Parrish in Quantico, which gave an unprecedented push to her career in Hollywood, hopes she has been able to kick open the door for women, and especially those of colour, to get to play lead characters in American showbiz.
“As the season ends, I am saying goodbye to Alex Parrish. As you’ll see, her story will come full circle…and that is the best feeling as an actor. Bringing Alex to life has challenged me physically and emotionally, but even more significant it has (I hope) cracked the door open for female talent and women of colour to play leading ladies,” Priyanka wrote in an emotional tweet on Saturday. “Thank you for opening your homes and hearts to me every week! Thank you to the cast and crew of Quantico for being such an amazing team to work with, for all the memories that I will cherish… Memories of laughter, of learning new things, of making friends for life. It was a pleasure working with each and every one of you, and I look forward to crossing paths again,” she added.
When Priyanka landed the role for Quantico, she was touted as the first South Asian to headline an American network drama series. She won a People’s Choice Award, too.