Priyanka Chopra: I cried when I was told my body was not sample-sized
The ‘Fashion’ actress, 40, said she cried to her singer husband Nick Jonas, 30, and her team when she was body shamed for not being a “size two”.
She said “Someone told me yesterday that I wasn’t sample-sized… I was hurt and I discussed it with my family and I cried to my husband, and my team, and I felt really bad about the fact that I’m not sample size, and that’s a problem, apparently, and most of us are not and the sample size is size 2.”
The actress, who has a 1-year-old daughter with her husband Nick Jonas, went on to speak out about being picked apart as a woman. She said I can’t explain how it feels when you are sitting down on your couch and you just feel the world coming at you because people have forgotten that you are human,” she continued, adding that sometimes people can come at her with “the meanest and nastiest things not just about me, about my child, about my family members.”
During the conversation with Salke, Priyanka also revealed that she was paid the same as her male co-star, Richard Madden, on her upcoming Prime series Citadel.
‘I’ve been working in the entertainment industry for 22 years. I have done about 70-plus features, and two TV shows,’ she said. ‘When I did Citadel, I had pay parity with my male actor for the first time in 22 years.’
She went on to say that she found it “very crucial” that she built self-esteem by contributing to the world around her, focusing on “what you bring to the table outside of what you look like. ‘I’m laughing about this, but it’s kind of nuts,’ she added. ‘I put in the same amount of investment and work, but I get paid much less. But the ease with which Amazon Studios said, “That’s what you deserve, you are co-leads, that’s just fair,” and I was like, “You’re right, it’s fair.”‘