Priyanka Chopra Jonas has a special nickname for Meghan Markle

'She was always meant for big things'

Olivia Petter
Tuesday 02 July 2019 16:14
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Priyanka Chopra has revealed she has a special nickname for close friend, The Duchess of Sussex.

Speaking about her high-profile friendship with Meghan Markle, the 36-year-old actor called her “Megs” adding that “she was always meant for big things”.

Chopra went on to describe Markle as a “change” and “an important voice”, telling ELLE UK: “It’s amazing that she found that calling and has the platform to be able to do it.”

The famous duo met in 2015 at a magazine event, with Chopra telling People that they “bonded as actors” and “just became friends like two girls would”.

Both women are strong advocates for gender equality and frequently use their respective platforms to discuss women’s rights.

When Markle graced the cover of Vanity Fair in 2017 to discuss her fledgling relationship with Prince Harry, Chopra described it as “a little sexist” that the publication focused so heavily on her romantic life.

“It would have been nice to write about her not just her boyfriend,” she told Entertainment Tonight, pointing out Markle’s various roles in acting, activism and philanthropy.

“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,” Chopra concluded. “It's nice to be your own identity too."

In the interview with ELLE UK, Chopra also discusses married life with musician Nick Jonas, who she wed in December.

(ELLE UK/ Marcin Kempski

"It’s so different. I’d never realised having a husband and a boyfriend are such different things," the actor said.

"When you say your vows, it’s like, this person is my family, and it’s the family I chose. There’s a weird responsibility to them. And a safety that comes from it. We are learning about each other every day."

Chopra also revealed that her and Jonas would consider moving from their Hollywood home to live in London.

"Whenever I go there, I feel connected to the city," she said.

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