Priyanka Chopra says film is “directed by extremely formidable female characters”

Priyanka Chopra shared this photo. (Image courtesy: priyankachopra)

Strong points

  • Priyanka initially felt intimidated by the actors of the previous films.
  • But it turned out to be a wonderful experience for her to work on a movie.
  • “The female characters drive the action” in the movie: Priyanka


As a new kid Matrix resurrections together Priyanka Chopra Jonas says she initially felt intimidated by the cast of the previous films, but it turned out to be a wonderful experience working on the film directed by some great women. The next film in the popular sci-fi film franchise is written and directed by Lana Wachowski, who, along with her sister Lilly, had directed the three previous titles – The matrix in 1999, The Matrix Reloaded and Matrix revolutions, both released in 2003.

When asked about the film’s action sequences, Priyanka said that although she did stunts in several of her Bollywood films, her character of Sati did not specifically require any physical training.

“When it comes to women, especially with Matrix resurrections, it is led by extremely formidable female characters. Everyone you see, they’re the ones leading the action … I think that was very important for our director Lana. It was something that really mattered to her, she talked about it, ”the 39-year-old actor told PTI News Agency in a Zoom interview from Los Angeles.

Matrix resurrections brings back the original cast of the film series alongside a new set of characters. Keanu Reeves returns as Neo, Carrie-Anne Moss as Trinity and Jada Pinkett Smith as Niobe.

Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Jessica Henwick, Christina Ricci, Neil Patrick Harris and Jonathan Groff are the new faces of the film franchise with Priyanka, who plays the adult version of Sati, a child with a significant connection to Neo.

To enter the skin of Sati – seen previously in Matrix revolutions as a young girl played by Tanveer Atwal – the actor said it was essential for her to understand how the character evolves over the years in the Matrix universe.

Priyanka said it was an honor to be “inducted” into the film franchise, known for redefining the action-sci-fi genre with its complex history.

“It is an extreme honor to be inducted or included in such a project and especially to be entrusted with the responsibility of the character of Sati, who I know very close to Lana and who was placed very strategically in the previous film. I was very excited when I got the part, ”she said.

Recalling her first meeting with the director, the National Award winner said she flew to the United States from India just to meet Wachowski after her agent called.

“I remember I was filming in India and I got a call from my agent saying, Lana wants to meet me tomorrow in San Francisco. And I got on a flight, I went straight from the airport to meet her, talk to her for a while. She asked me about the role and then she gave me the script and said ‘Welcome to The Matrix’ and that was really cool. ” Sati is described, by the creators, as a young woman with a wisdom that belies her years and an ability to see the truth no matter how murky the waters are.

“What I needed was to understand what happened since the moment we saw her in the previous movie, and where she is right now. I worked a lot with Lana on Sati’s purpose right now, why she is where she is and to be able to build the adult version of where you still see the youngest, Sati, ”she said, describing the character’s journey in the Matrix universe.

“Like the way we even worked with the hair, we tried to pay tribute to it. It was really fun because as an actor, character development is the best part of our job,” the actor, who is seen in an intriguing appearance with loose pants, high boots and braided buns, added.

The sky is pink The actor said working on the film was a “visceral” experience.

“I won’t lie, as a new kid on the movie, I was very intimidated by Carrie-Anne, Keanu, and Jada Pinkett and just had the cast of the previous movies on set. But they’re so wonderful, so encouraging.

“Especially the new batch, plus Yahya, Jessica, Jonathan, Neil. I was intimidated the first few days, but after that they were all so adorable. It was a wonderful experience because we were going through this really visceral thing together. . ” Matrix resurrections is slated for release in India by Warner Bros. Pictures on December 22 in English, Hindi, Tamil, and Telugu.

The next step for Priyanka, who has managed to straddle her career in India and Hollywood, is the much-talked-about topic. Citadel series with Avengers: Endgame directors Anthony and Joe Russo – who are attached as producers.

Amazon Studios’ next multi-series franchise with local productions is made in Italy, India and Mexico.

Priyanka and Game of thrones Star Richard Madden is headlining the American version.

Featured as an action-packed spy series with a compelling emotional core, Citadel is produced by Russo Brothers with former ABC Studios president Patrick Moran and Mike Larocca.

“’Citadel’ will be my next project here, which is going to be so good. I’ve seen a bit recently and I’m proud of it. It took a lot of work. We shot it during Covid. Physically. was intense, it’s one of the most intense things I’ve done. But I’m very proud of it. It will be amazing, “she said.

In India, the actor is also delighted with his next film Jee Le Zaara with Katrina Kaif and Alia Bhatt as co-stars.

The road trip drama will be directed by Farhan Akhtar and produced by Excel Entertainment by Ritesh Sidhwani and Tiger Baby, directed by Zoya Akhtar and Reema Kagti.

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