Actor Priyanka Chopra has defended the size of her position in The Matrix Resurrections. In the Keanu Reeves and Carrie-Anne Moss-starrer, Priyanka performs the grownup model of the exiled program Sati. The character initially featured as a baby in The Matrix Revolutions, in 2003.
In a current interview, Priyanka mentioned that considering of characters solely by way of lead roles is ‘myopic’. Priyanka advised Asian Sunday TV, “I think you are coming from something which a lot of people from the South Asian community ask me. ‘Oh, it’s a small role, it’s not a leading role. Why did you do it?’ (laughs) Because it’s The Matrix and I play an extremely pivotal part. Even when I picked my movies in Bollywood, I have always picked roles according to characters and they are not necessarily always the lead. The lead is Carrie-Anne Moss, who played Trinity in the last three movies. You’re not competing with that and I think it’s such a myopic and very small mentality to think that way.”
Priyanka additionally added that it was ‘incredible’ to see every of the actors bringing one thing to the desk. She mentioned, “This is an ensemble of incredible actors and I think by asking that question, you really reduce the grandiosity of being a part of the playground of playing with such incredible people.”
Priyanka’s final Indian movie was The Sky is Pink. Talking about how she chooses work within the Hindi movie trade, Priyanka mentioned, “You look at my career in Bollywood. Whether it is Bajirao Mastani, Barfi, Kaminey, there are so many movies that I have done that are not about me. I just love playing with great talent. I love being on the playground with incredible people. I am not very myopic when it comes to my characters, especially not The Matrix.”
Priyanka has a slew of initiatives within the pipeline, together with Farhan Akhtar’s Jee Le Zaraa, together with Alia Bhatt and Katrina Kaif; the Amazon sequence Citadel; and the romantic drama Text For You.