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'Quantico' Star Priyanka Chopra on Fan Requests + Winning a People's Choice Award

by Lisa Hirsch Lozano 4:21 PM, February 3, 2017

Aired July 17, 2017

Butt-kicking actress Priyanka Chopra stopped by to chat about her ABC hit “Quantico,” her recent People’s Choice Awards win, and starring in the upcoming big screen “Baywatch” movie.

Chopra, who was already a big star in India before breaking out in the US, plays a CIA operative on “Quantico” and does all of her own stunts. She gets recognized on the street for both her Bollywood roles and “Quantico,” but there’s one unusual thing she says she gets a lot – questions from law enforcement!

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“I got stopped at TSA once and an immigration officer told me, ‘You have to tell me who the terrorist is.’ I said, ‘Listen, sir, I love you and everything but you can’t ask a brown girl in an American airport, ‘Who’s the terrorist?’” That said, she says she did reveal the identity of the terrorist on the show, swearing him to secrecy.

Last month, her fame reached an even higher pinnacle when she won the People’s Choice Award for Favorite Dramatic TV Actress. She says no one was more surprised than her, “[Considering the] women that I was nominated with, [I thought] there was no way I was going to win that. I mean, there was Ellen Pompeo, Viola Davis, Kerry Washington -- these are my favorite actors.”

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Her next big role will be playing the villain (a role that was initially written for a man) in the upcoming “Baywatch” film with Dwayne Johnson and Zac Efron, and she says she loved playing a bad girl.

Chopra is seemingly good at everything, so Rach had to ask her, what is she not good at? Watch the video to hear her response.