One of the most illustrious Bollywood actresses in the world, Priyanka Chopra has turned her head to the glitz and glamour of Hollywood, to star in Baywatch – as the film’s leading antagonist.

Priyanka chopra baywatchSpeaking to HeyUGuys during the London leg of the film’s promotional tour, Chopra explains that initially the role wasn’t written for a female, but for a man – and needless to say she was thrilled they changed the part for her. She also tells us about her own experiences watching Baywatch in India as a child, and how she was reassured that this reboot of the TV series would not be quite so of its time, and move into a modern world successfully.

Naturally we got on to the topic of working with Dwayne Johnson, ¬†and finally we asked Chopra about her ambitions to one day work in Hollywood (she didn’t have any) – and whether it’s something she’d like to do more of in the future.

Watch the full interview below…

Synopsis

Matt Brody (Zac Efron) is a former Olympic swimmer who wants to join an elite team of lifeguards led by the hulking Mitch Buchannon (Dwayne Johnson). Brody thinks he’s a shoo-in, but his casual attitude starts to instantly rub Mitch the wrong way. When drugs and a shady resort owner pose a threat to the bay, Mitch and Matt must put their differences aside to spring into action and save the day.

Baywatch is out now!