6 Reasons Why Priyanka Chopra Is Poised To Take Over Hollywood

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Make room, Hollywood — Priyanka Chopra has definitely arrived.

Though it hasn’t been long since the Bollywood star made her U.S. acting debut with Quantico, there’s no question that Priyanka is already on her way to taking over Tinseltown.

In 2016 alone, Priyanka became the first South Asian woman to ever to take home a People’s Choice Award — a distinction she followed by landing one of Elle’s coveted Women in TV covers. Not one to slow down, Priyanka won her second PCA in 2017 — besting TV vets, including Ellen Pompeo and Kerry Washington.

Now, the best dressed list favorite (can we talk about her epic MET Gala gown?!), is hitting the big screen with Dwayne Johnson and Zac Efron in the upcoming Baywatch reboot.

Here are 6 reasons why Priyanka Chopra is poised to take over Hollywood:

1. She’s got more than a decade of acting experience behind her.

Priyanka may be new to Hollywood, but she’s a vet when it comes to acting (just look at that expert cry face!). She made her Indian cinema debut back in 2002, with the film Jeet: Born to Win, and she’s worked in a steady stream of Bollywood films since then — many of which were box office blockbusters.

2. She’s a triple threat.

Yes, she can act — but did you know she can dance and sing, too? In addition to lending her vocals to a number of Bollywood film soundtracks, Priyanka teamed up with Will.i.Am in 2012 to release her first single, “In My City,” which debuted in the U.S. in a TV spot during Thursday Night Football. Meanwhile, her dancing is Beyoncé levels good.

3. She’s worked opposite the biggest stars in the world without missing a beat.

Though she hasn’t yet worked with the likes of Meryl Streep, Leonardo DiCaprio, or George Clooney, we imagine it won’t be long before Priyanka shares screentime with Hollywood’s most celebrated actors. After all, overseas, Priyanka has starred opposite Amitabh Bachchan and Shah Rukh Khan (see gif above) — arguably two of the biggest stars in the world.

4. She knows how to handle herself in the spotlight.

Crowned Miss World in 2000, Priyanka knows how to keep cool under pressure — so don’t expect any major interview slip ups or red carpet faux pas from this girl.

5. She’s funny!

Not just a dramatic actress, Priyanka has major comedic chops — both on and off screen!

6. She’s already got fans in Hollywood.

There she is having the time of her life with Modern Family star Sofia Vergara at InStyle’s Golden Globes after party in January 2017.

With so many accomplishments already under her belt, we can’t wait to what Priyanka Chopra has planned next!


Hit the comments and tell us which Hollywood star you’d like to see Priyanka Chopra work with!

This post has been updated throughout to reflect more recent developments in Priyanka Chopra’s career, including her 2017 PCA win and her MET Gala appearance. 

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