Priyanka Plays The Antagonist In ‘Baywatch’


Mumbai: After enthralling her fans with her stunning persona in American thriller series Quantico, Priyanka Chopra is all set to show her dark side in her Hollywood debut Baywatch.

Looking all excited to play the antagonist and talking about her character Victoria in the film, Priyanka said: “She is extremely feminine, very evil, extremely delectable, manipulative and patronizing, which is not at all Alex (her character from Quantico). These are completely different people,” reports Interview Magazine.

“Victoria is strong because she has minions. She has people to do her dirty work. She doesn’t look at how to get results, she just gets them. She doesn’t have morality. But also it’s a comedy,” added the 34-year-old actress.

Talking about the experience of portraying a negative character, the Mary Kom star said, “It was so much fun to be able to create Victoria in Baywatch. It was awesome to bring that black evilness into their positive, beautiful world.”

Asked about how it was working with director Seth Gordon, she said, “It was so much fun. Seth Gordon, the director, is huge a collaborator, and same with Josh Safran, for that matter, on Quantico. I’ve been very fortunate that the people I’ve worked with have been such collaborators when it comes to my characters.”

Priyanka added: “It wasn’t ever difficult being Victoria, it was just creating. And the joy of creating is the truest joy. I don’t enjoy being told what to do. I’m not that kind of actor. I’m a thinking actor. I need to work with people who have the ability to do that. Both Seth and Josh really have a sense of belief in what I bring to the table. I’m very grateful that they have that in me.”

Priyanka Chopra’s Hollywood debut Baywatch co-stars Dwayne Johnson and will hit the cinemas on May 19.