'She'd have to be called Jane Bond': Quantico star Priyanka Chopra talks playing a female 007 as she smolders for Marie Claire magazine
Quantico largely confines Priyanka Chopra to the subdued wardrobe of an intelligence operative.
So when she appeared in the September issue of Marie Claire, she seized at the chance to sample some more flamboyant costumes.
The 34-year-old sizzled in a set of faux-period ensembles, telling the magazine, 'I will die in Chanel!' and revisiting a yen she'd previously expressed to play 007.
Magazine mainstay: Priyanka Chopra starred in a photoshoot for the September 2016 issue of Marie Claire and, among other topics, shared her fashion tastes
If I can make it there: The Bollywood star also discussed her ABC programme Quantico, telling the magazine 'the real challenge was convincing America that I could play an American girl'
In one particularly striking black and white snapshot, she stared down the camera in a heavily frilled Victorian Gothic gown.
The sleeveless number would've shown off her cleavage, were it not for the snake winding up it.
One of the two colour photos caught the Bihari bombshell in a white broderie anglaise take on the pirate wench aesthetic.
'A very jeans, jacket, and boots kind of girl': The photoshoot saw the usually casual actress wearing a variety of outlandish outfits
Two strips were torn out of the middle section and netted with straps, emphasizing the svelte frame that helped win her Miss World in 2000.
In the other colour photo, one of Time's 100 Most Influential People of 2016 wore a Y-chain and tousled hair. Her necklace was almost undetectable on a frilly, sheer pink dress redolent of the 1930s.
Front: Sarah Jessica Parker graced the cover of the issue
Sarah Jessica Parker graced the cover of the issue.
Quantico's second series is set to kick off on ABC next month, yet its star is still hard at work filming it. Last Thursday, she was spotted on set in New York City, dressed for battle in black and grey protective gear that included a large face-obscuring helmet. She kept a large machine gun close.
She told Marie Claire of the programme, 'It's a lot of physical work. But the real challenge was convincing America that I could play an American girl.'
In 2017, she'll appear opposite Zac Efron and Dwayne Johnson in the revamped Baywatch: The Movie. She described her character, the film's villainess, as 'a billionaire b**** on a beach wearing couture. I want to be her.'
Though her day-to-day look tends toward 'jeans, jacket, and boots,' she told Marie Claire she accessorises with an 'evil-eye bracelet with a mantra on it, and a necklace that belonged to my dad.'
Spinning the rumour-mill: When faced with the hypothetical of playing Bond, she noted, 'She'd definitely have to be called Jane'
Triumphal return: Quantico's second series will premiere 25th September at 10pm
As couture items go, she's particularly attached to a camouflage backpack by Valentino. 'I carry my whole life in it,' she said. 'If I get on a plane and lose my luggage, I can survive with just my backpack.'
To hear her tell it, that breezily come-what-may attitude informs her working life too. 'I never plan too far ahead. Man proposes, God disposes. Why waste my time?'
In an interview she gave to the June/July issue of Complex, she'd had a viral response to the oft-floated idea of her being a Bond girl: 'F*** that - I wanna be Bond.'
When Marie Claire tabled the possibility, the recipient of a Padma Shri - India's answer to the OBE - expanded: 'Depends on the part. She'd definitely have to be called Jane.'
Quantico's second series premieres 25th September at 10pm.
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