Add Priyanka Chopra to the chorus of voices who are calling Vanity Fair’s interview with Meghan Markle sexist.
On Sept. 8 while attending the screening of her film “Pahuna: Little Visitors,” at the 2017 Toronto International Film Festival, the actress took the time to talk about a subject close to her heart: gender equality.
And while discussing the lack of opportunities for women in Hollywood, her attention turned towards her close friend and fellow actress, Meghan Markle, who happens to be on the cover of the October issue of Vanity Fair.
In Vanity Fair’s October cover story, @MeghanMarkle opens up about living in the spotlight, starring on @Suits_USA, and her whirlwind royal romance: “I think it’s really simple. We’re two people who are really happy and in love.” Photograph by @therealpeterlindbergh.
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Chopra took issue with the accompanying interview, explaining to ET that they should have focused less on Markle’s boyfriend, Prince Harry.
“I don’t know if I will get into trouble for this, but I have an opinion,” Chopra said. “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.”
She continued: “It’s just a little sexist. Look, I’m a feminist and I love boys, OK… 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.”
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.
The cover features a close-up of Markle and the text, “She’s Just Wild About Harry!” while the interview sees the 36-year-old “Suits” star gush about her boyfriend of more than one year.
“I can tell you that at the end of the day I think it’s really simple,” Markle told the magazine. “We’re two people who are really happy and in love.”
We’re two people who are really happy and in love.
But Markle also explained that she’s more than her relationship with one of the most famous royals in …
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