Quantico star Priyanka Chopra has been delivering some timely monologues on her show this year. Most recently, her character Alex Parrish made a major point about female sexuality, saying to a male character that women don’t need to use their bodies to get ahead. Chopra told Glamour that she helped craft the dialogue with the support of the writers.
“[For] people who think sexuality is the only means to get what they want, it gives you another point of view,” she said. Specifically, Chopra thinks women shouldn’t be critiqued for how the present themselves. “The world, the way we look at women and sexuality, is what needs to change. Not our behavior, not who we are, not what we say. It’s the intentions that should change.”
Chopra pointed out that positive change is already in progress, as TV shows feature more and more complex female characters. “There are so many incredible women on TV right now. Viola Davis, Kerry Washington, Ellen Pompeo. These are really incredible female leads that are on network TV,” she told Glamour. “Hopefully, with what I do, and the generation of actors I’m working with, that’ll make the lives of other girls coming in after me even better.”
Read the full interview at Glamour.com