Priyanka Chopra admits losing temper on Australian journalists offensive comment: “That just pissed me off”
In a new interview, actor Priyanka Chopra discussed the duality of stardom. On the one hand, she recognises that every social media post she makes will be scrutinised, and on the other, being discarded may be painful.
Priyanka recalls being enraged when an Australian journalist questioned her qualifications to be presenting the Oscar nominees in an interview with Vanity Fair. She also addressed the rumours about her marriage that surfaced after she removed the word “Jonas” from her social media profile.
“I usually don’t get mad, but that just pissed me off,” she said about the Oscars incident, when journalist Peter Ford wrote in response to Priyanka and her husband Nick Jonas being tasked with announcing the Oscar nominees, “No disrespect to these two but I’m not sure their contribution to the movies qualifies them to be announcing Oscar nominees.” At the time, Priyanka had reacted by tweeting back at Ford, and attaching a screen recording of her over 60 acting credits.
“I’ll be mad, I’ll be angry, I’ll be annoyed. I’ll speak about it to my family. I might cry a little bit, but it doesn’t change my relationship with my work and what my actual quest is. My quest is not people’s opinions. My quest is my job. My quest is making sure that when someone watches something that I have done, it moves them or they enjoy it. My personal life, who I am, all of that is not my job,” she continued.
Her three-year marriage was recently rumoured to be on the rocks when she ditched the Jonas surname on Instagram. Less than 12 hours later, Priyanka debunked the rumours by commenting on one of Nick’s tweets. But not before the situation had gotten out of hand.
“It’s a very vulnerable feeling, actually, that if I post a picture, everything that’s behind me in that picture is going to be zoomed in on, and people are going to speculate. It’s just a professional hazard. Because of the noise of social media, because of the prevalence that it has in our lives, I think it seems a lot larger than it is. I think that we give it a lot more credence in real life, and I don’t think it needs that,” she concluded.