Priyanka Chopra sure knows how to command the attention of any room she is in, whether its on “Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon,” “Good Morning America,” or “Live with Kelly and Ryan.” The actress is on a whirlwind press tour to promote the third season of her ABC drama “Quantico,” whose third season premieres tonight on the network’s coveted TGIT lineup.
In less than 24 hours, she’s appeared in the three talk shows and has appearances lined up for next week on “Late Night with Seth Meyers” and “Watch What Happens Live.” Chopra has really aced how to carry herself when doing these shows. She’s funny, engaging, effortless and knows just the right thing to say. Her appearances may be brief but are noteworthy because of the vibe she brings to them: easy breezy yet classy. She pulled this off despite being a relative newbie in Hollywood.
Last night, as Jimmy Fallon’s guest, she proved that no one can pull of sequins like Chopra can. Both of them discussed the upcoming royal wedding and her BFF Meghan Markle, whom she wrote about for the Time 100 list. Chopra didn’t give a straight answer about whether or not she’d be at the wedding on May 19 but was vocal about how happy she is for her friend and the princess-to-be. She gave us a rundown of how the two women became friends while shooting for their respective TV shows in Canada around four years ago.
Fallon, who has trademarked how to giggle uncontrollably (and even unnecessarily), laughed out loud at almost everything Chopra said but at least in this case, I don’t blame him. She is a charmer. Chopra also spoke about how exciting it was to shoot “Quantico” season 3 not just in New York City but also in Italy and Ireland. She shared her new ASL skills, which she learned from Oscar-winner Marlee Maitlin, who joins the FBI drama this year.
On every appearance she’s made, Fallon and Chopra take part in some challenge or the other, whether its eating spicy hot wings or bobbing apples. This time, they were all about who can chew Skittles the fastest. All in all, it was a fun few minutes. Chopra, Fallon, and his in-house band, The Roots, also lost their collective minds when magician David Blaine showed up to perform a neat trick.
This morning, Chopra was a guest on “Good Morning America” and brought along her beloved dog Diana because it’s bring you kid to work day. She talked to hosts Robin Roberts and Michael Strahan about adopting her and doing her own stunts for “Quantico,” among other things. She answered questions from three children, set up on their own little GMA table, including the time she was starstruck by Meryl Streep.
Finally, on her appearance on the “Live with Kelly and Ryan” show with hosts Kelly Ripa and Ryan Seacrest, she confirmed the rumor about the royal wedding: Chopra has indeed RSVP’d a yes and will be in attendance. Let’s just make a pact to live vicariously through her, right? Chopra goes on to talk more about “Quantico” and how she’s probably a Disney favorite.
Her appearances may be brief but are noteworthy because of the vibe she brings to them: easy breezy yet classy. She pulls this off every time despite being a relative newbie in Hollywood. She’s a quick learner, our desi girl.
“Quantico” premieres season 3 tonight on ABC at 10/9c. Read ‘Quantico’ Season Three Premiere Offers Viewers 3 Big Takeaways for more insights.