Priyanka Chopra is hoping for Quantico to be her big break on the international scene but the actor had second thoughts about signing the show as she felt it would require a long commitment.
The 33-year-old actor, who bagged the show during the shooting of Gunday, had her kitty full with back-to-back releases like Mary Kom, Dil Dhadakne Do and two upcoming projects Bajirao Mastani and Jai Gangaajal.
“I was a little sceptical initially because it’s a long commitment. I had to balance television and Hindi films. The script was incredible and I just couldn’t say no to it,” Priyanka told PTI in an exclusive interview over phone.
“I was shooting Gunday when Kelly Lee, who is into casting, came to meet me. Then I had to go to LA and read the 25 pilots that they had picked for me and tell them the ones I liked. I am happy that I got my first pick, which was Quantico,” the actor said.
The show revolves around a group of young Federal Bureau of Investigation recruits, who are training at the FBI Training Academy in Quantico, Virginia.
Priyanka plays the lead character of Alex Parrish, who becomes the FBI’s prime suspect.
The former Miss World feels the viewers will like the mystery aspect of the series. “The audience would discover with me the various twists and turns,” she said.
Priyanka said her team and the people in the US have been warm to her.
“They are all amazing people. I am having a great time shooting for the show. They are treating me well,” she said.
The Fashion star cannot wait the audience to watch Quantico, which goes on air on Sunday in the US.
“I am excited as well as nervous. I am waiting to see the reaction of people. I am hoping people will like it. I have worked hard for this show. I just hope the audience loves it as much as I do,” Priyanka said.