Fresh off her trip to Toronto for TIFF, Priyanka Chopra has some choice words about pal Meghan Markle’s Vanity Fair October cover story, calling the magazine “a little sexist” for focusing so much on Markle’s relationship with Prince Harry.
The “Quantico” star told Entertainment Tonight that Markle is more than Harry’s “plus one,” “I don’t [know] if I will get into trouble for this, but I have an opinion. I mean, she’s on the cover of Vanity Fair. It would have been nice to write about her not just her boyfriend,” Chopra confessed. “I’m just saying. I mean, she’s an actor, she’s an activist, she’s a philanthropist. I mean, she does so much more.”
“It’s just a little sexist. Look, I’m a feminist and I love boys, okay… The only thing I’m saying is that there needs to be a certain sense of equality where a woman is not just a plus one, you know. It’s nice to be your own identity too,” she continued.
The actresses have been friends for years, but this isn’t the first time Chopra, 35, has come to Markle’s defense.
Earlier this year while chatting about her movie “Baywatch”, Chopra reminded Wendy Williams her pal is more than just “Prince Harry’s girlfriend:” “Also, Meghan Markle, actress, ‘Suits’, her achievements. Just saying.”
And recently at TIFF Chopra raised another issue close to her heart, combating racism in Hollywood, telling ET Canada’s Sangita Patel: “We need to stand up.”