Priyanka Chopra and Meghan Markle have been friends for years, and because these women are close and supportive of one another, Chopra will defend her friend if she feels it is necessary.
Markle’s recent Vanity Fair cover story was a big deal, but Chopra thinks it’s unfair how much of her interview was spent discussing Prince Harry.
“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. 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,” Chopra told ET.
“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.”
We hear what Chopra is saying: Markle’s interview did heavily feature her relationship over her professional accomplishments. However, we understand that covering the girlfriend of a member of the royal family is probably a tricky area when most of the public’s interest is about the relationship and not so much about her acting career. Her recent fame has been inextricably tied to who her boyfriend is and not to her own accomplishments, which is a sad and unfair, but also a symptom of modern media.
One silver lining we can see is that Markle has women like Chopra in her life to remind us, the public, that while we may be giddy over the budding royal relationship, we should step back and remember that Markle is an accomplished woman who has a lot more to offer than who she is dating.