AceShowbiz - Priyanka Chopra was forced to walk off the project due to a filmmaker's inappropriate demand. The "Quantico" alum revealed she once quit a movie because the director asked to see her underwear.
The 40-year-old made the revelation when speaking to The Zoe Report. "This may have been 2002 or '03," she first said, before explaining her character in the film.
"I'm undercover, I'm seducing the guy - obviously that's what girls do when they're undercover," she elaborated. "But I'm seducing the guy and you have to take off one piece of clothing [at a time]. I wanted to layer up. The filmmaker was like, 'No, I need to see her underwear. Otherwise, why is anybody coming to watch this movie?' "
"He didn't say it to me," the wife of Nick Jonas recalled of the unpleasant moment. "He said it to the stylist in front of me. It was such a dehumanizing moment... It was a feeling of, 'I'm nothing else outside of how I can be used, my art is not important, what I contribute is not important.' "
Priyanka said she continued working for two more days. However, she couldn't push herself further so she left the project and paid back the production team thanks to her late father's support. She added, "I just couldn't look at him every day."
Priyanka then opened up about her transition from Bollywood to Hollywod. "People didn't want to take meetings with me because they thought I was a Bollywood actor and I couldn't do mainstream American movies," the mom of one disclosed.
"I had been on the cover of this [fashion] magazine six times in India and they wouldn't take a meeting with me in America," she continued. "Because they were like, 'Oh, I don't know what we'll do with her.' "