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The pressure of leading a TV series is crazy: Priyanka Chopra

Actor Priyanka Chopra, who plays the lead in her American TV series Quantico which is now in its second season, says the pressure to perform in television is crazy.

hollywood Updated: Nov 15, 2016 07:46 IST
Samarth Goyal
Actor Priyanka Chopra, who is currently working on the second season of Quantico, finds TV more intense than films.
Actor Priyanka Chopra, who is currently working on the second season of Quantico, finds TV more intense than films. (Manoj Verma/HT Photo)

Actor Priyanka Chopra says she finds television more exhausting than films. The 34-year-old, who made her TV debut last year with Quantico, says there’s “crazy pressure” when she is shooting for it. “TV is intense. It’s 16-hour days, five to six times a week. Over eight to nine scenes a day. So yeah, its crazy pressure,” she says.

PeeCee further adds that the TV show which airs on Star World every Friday is different from other shows and demands a lot more from its actors. Since she plays the lead, she has to work harder to maintain the same intensity on the show.

“When you’re filming for a TV show like Quantico, which requires both physical and emotional intensity for every episode, it becomes quite exhausting! I love doing it, though,” she says. After doing over 50 films in Bollywood, she is now gearing up for her upcoming debut in Hollywood with Baywatch, which Chopra feels is a more laid-back affair. “Films are more languid. You do a couple of scenes at best in a day, so it isn’t as demanding as TV,” she says.

About the second season of Quantico, which opened to rave reviews, the actor admits there was a lot of pressure. “Yes, there is pressure especially when you look at just how big the show was. Not only was it a huge success in the US, but it was also licensed to over 212 territories in over 56 languages. Naturally, we had huge expectations from Season 2. I think we managed to surprise the audience with Season 2 and I’m thrilled with the amazing response we’ve had so far,” she says.