The year in TV gave viewers heartaches and headaches, heroes and villains, murder mysteries and so much more. Behind all that were great performances from seasoned veterans and fresh faces. What better way to bid adieu to 2015 TV than to get to know those standout players a little better? Each actor was given the same 10-question questionnaire, designed to get to know the person behind the performance.
We'll be bringing you a new breakout star each day this week, so by the time the year actually ends, you'll have a new appreciation for the performances that rocked you this season. We've already introduced you to Arrow's Echo Kellum and Jessica Jones' Rachael Taylor, now it's time to meet Quantico's Priyanka Chopra.
One of Bollywood's highest-paid actresses in her home country of India, Chopra became the first South Asian actress to headline an American network drama with her role of ass-kicking Alex Parrish in ABC's hit thriller. With nary a hair of her stunning mane out of place, Chopra took America by storm as the FBI agent framed for the biggest terrorist attack on American soil since 9/11, keeping us on the edge of our seats every Sunday night.
What's the one song that you can count on to help you get into character?
"Bitch," by Meredith Brooks
Which TV show would you most want to star on if you weren't on yours?
House of Cards or Breaking Bad
What's the craziest fan encounter you've ever had?
People waking me up on flights to take a picture. Fans tattooing my face or signature on various body parts. One of the crazier encounters was this young kid who ran away from his hometown, which was on the other end of the country. He used up all his money for a train ticket to get to Mumbai. He then made his way to my house and waited outside for days…day and night. When I realized what was going on, I spoke to him and called his parents (who were worried sick) and convinced him that he needed to go back home.
Who's the last person you called on the phone?
Wouldn't you want to know?? Hehe
What's your favorite word to say out loud?
Fully and Absolutely
What's your go-to drink order at a bar?
Cosmo – cause girls wanna have fu-un
Who was your first celebrity crush?
What movie/song/book/TV show can you count on to bring a tear to your eye, no matter what?
There are two: Jerry Maguire and Schindler's List
You're going to spend a year alone on the moon. What three things do you bring with you?
My cellphone with a Wifi router, my sunglasses (because the sun never sets on me (even if I'm on the moon)), and pepperoni pizza & buffalo wings
If you could travel back in time, what would you tell your younger self?
Breathe! Don't take it all so seriously. Love yourself, and live in the moment…tomorrow can in fact wait sometimes!
Quantico returns with new episodes Sunday, March 6 at 10 p.m. on ABC.