Priyanka Chopra with husband Nick Jonas (File Photo)
Priyanka Chopra just can't stop gushing over her husband Nick Jonas. The Bajirao Mastani actress, who is still enjoying her lovey-dovey honeymoon phase with Nick, said he has surprised her so much when she actually started dating the 26-year-old American singer. Speaking to Tina Brown at the Women in World Summit 2019 in New York, Chopra also stated that she never thought of marrying Jonas at the initial phase of their relationship, adding that it was her fault that she judged a book by its cover.
"I've known him for two years. I didn't think that this is what it (would) turned out to be, and that's maybe that's my fault, I judged a book by its cover. When I actually started dating Nick, he surprised me so much," Brown quoted Chopra.
Sharing a peek inside their chemistry, the 36-year-old actress said, "I call him Old Man Jonas. That's my name for him, 'OMJ'. He's such an old soul, extremely smart, so good for me because he grounds me so much. I'm a wild child, I do whatever I want whenever I want and he always supports me".
Recalling her first date with Nick, the actor said it was "one of the first things that struck" her about the 26-year-old American singer, according to People magazine. Priyanka said towards the end of their night out with friends, she needed to leave for a meeting, but continued to drop hints to Nick, hoping that he would tell her to cancel her other commitment.
"Finally he took me aside and he's said, 'Look, I'm not stupid. I know what you're trying to do, but I will never be the one who will tell you to cancel work because I know how hard you've worked to be where you are. So if you could've cancelled it, you would've done it. I'll take our friends out for dinner, we'll wait for you, and you finish your meeting and come back'," she said.
"I was like, this is the first person anyone has ever done that for me. He gave me credit for what I had done, it was just mind blowing for me," the Quantico star added.
Apart from her marriage to Nick, the 36-year-old actress also talked on a wide range of topics, including her rise in Hollywood and the #MeToo movement.
Speaking about the #MeToo movement, Priyanka said she is glad that it finally happened as sexual harassment had become a norm in the industry. "Now because of the support we are giving each other, people don't have the power to shut us down," she said.
Priyanka, who has established herself as one of the most popular Indians in Hollywood, also opened up about her career transition. "A lot of actors that I speak to don't have ambitions to move out of the industry. Bollywood is the biggest, if not the first industry to make films and the demographic is so large, they don't want to leave that," she said.
The actress added that like many before her, she was also offered "ethnically ambiguous parts" in Hollywood. "It took me all those ethnically ambiguous parts to be where I am today. I did not want to do stereotype roles because then all you will see is what I already know I can do. I am Indian, I can do that," Priyanka said.