Priyanka Chopra-Jonas is on the cover of In Style Magazine this month, where she talks about her marriage to Nick Jonas, her crossover from Bollywood to Hollywood and carving out her own path as a woman of color.
“I knew that American pop culture was not used to seeing Indians outside the box,” she tells the magazine. “I was definitely not signing up for something like My Big Fat Punjabi Wedding. Or something where people would see me as a Bollywood actor with, like, 15 people coming out of a car and all of those stereotypes. I wanted to be able to shift that narrative, because that’s the India I know.”
Chopra-Jonas also got candid on her very famous husband, Nick Jonas, and his brothers. She tells the magazine that the “J-Sisters,” or the wives (herself, Game of Thrones star Sophie Turner and Danielle Jonas) often “steal” the attention from the guys, which was certainly true at the premiere of the group’s Amazon Prime documentary Chasing Happiness.
Chopra-Jonas also says the age-difference between herself and her husband – she is 37 and he is 26 – is something that someone is always talking about, and was quick to point out the double standard.
“People gave us a lot of s*** about that and still do,” she says. “I find it really amazing when you flip it and the guy is older, no one cares and actually people like it.”
Chopra also revealed that she is looking to make a difference in the world, which is something that’s important to her as she and Nick make plans to have a family down the line.
“I want my existence to have meant something. I want my kids to turn around and be like, ‘Yeah, that was my mom.'”