“It’s a scary place,” she says. “You will be rejected. I was rejected many times. I cried.
I was told that female actors are replaceable in films because they just stand behind a guy anyway.”
Priyanka says that like many other actresses, she is also paid less than her male counterpart in movies.
“I’m still used to being paid — like most actresses around the world — a lot less than the boys,” she continues.
“We’re told we’re too provocative or that being sexy is our strength, which it can be, and it is, but that’s not the only thing we have.”
However; the actress feels confident and determined and gives the motivation to other women too.
“So there are so many things that you will be told,” she adds. “It’ll be scary.
There will be strife. But women have incredible endurance and incredible strength. Your ability to deal with it is within you.”
She recalled how she was bullied in the school by her fellows.
“There was this girl who was a major bully. I think she didn’t like me because her boyfriend liked me, or some high school dynamic,” she says. “She made my life hell. She used to call me names and would push me against the locker.”
“That girl in school used to call me ‘curry,’ ” she adds. “You’re scared of those things.
We’re afraid of letting people see the glory of who we are.”
Priyanka will soon be making her Hollywood debut from Baywatch, which also stars industry heavyweights Dwayne Johnson and Zac Efron.
Talking about the film and her role in it she said, “I take over the beach. I open up a club.
I’m this big shot billionaire chick who plays hardball in a man’s world. And what I love about Victoria (Leeds, her character) is that she’s not baselessly evil.
She thinks she’s just driven. She had the business acumen, but her family business went to her brother, because he was a boy. So she has a point to prove.”