- The Pakistan-American actress makes sure she represents the desi girl “well out there on the streets.”
Pakistani British actress Jameela Jamil has been often mistaken for desi girl Priyanka Chopra. In a recent interview with Vogue, “The Good Place” star said the misidentification with the “Quantico” actress is “honestly the honor of my life.” But at the same time, she also has to “always represent her well out there on the streets.”
She told the magazine about how she spent a lot of her youth “trying to be invisible and not stand out.” But as she gets older, she realizes that time is running out. “We need to celebrate life as much as we can. So now, every day is a party.”
She lauded Chopra and Mindy Kaling for making a mark internationally. “However, I would love to see more Indian sex symbols in worldwide movies. Our representation conversation now needs to go beyond just race or gender. We also need to think about disability as it’s a conversation that no one is ever having.”
Last year, a social media user confused her with the Indian actress and in their tweet, mentioned, “Wait so did @nickjonas and @jameelajamil get divorced.” Jamil responded by saying: “A different Indian woman who doesn’t look anything like me. @priyankachopra I believe they are still very happy together.” Chopra also reacted to the comment with a “LOL.”
In “She-Hulk,” which was recently released on Disney+, Jamil, 36, portrays Titania, a significant Marvel supervillain. Much like She-Hulk, she possesses superhuman strength and sports an imposing physique. She got recognition in the U.S. for her role in the NBC drama “The Good Place,” where she played Tahani Al-Jamil.
Also an activist, she uses her social media handles to create awareness about the various causes she supports including menstruation, mental health and body shaming. She also uses social media to document her close bond with her dog Barold. Earlier this year, the actress gushed about her beloved friend, writing via Instagram in March, “The dog that taught me how to be a human is now 2 years old! How time flies.”
Jamil, 36, often utilizes her social media to document her close bond with her dog Barold.
Earlier this year, the actress gushed about her beloved friend, writing on Instagram in March, “The dog that taught me how to be a human is now 2 years old! How time flies.”