Priyanka Chopra slams Vanity Fair’s Meghan Markle cover story
“I don’t [know] if I will get into trouble for this, but I have an opinion. 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,” the ABC star said.
“I mean, she’s an actor, she’s an activist, she’s a philanthropist. I mean, she does so much more,” the actress added.
Chopra insisted that Markle was more than just Prince Harry’s girlfriend. “It’s just a little sexist. Look, I’m a feminist and I love boys, okay… 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 to.”
Although Chopra is clearly displeased with the focus of the article, Prince Harry and Markle were actually satisfied with the piece. “Both Meghan and Harry are really happy with how the Vanity Fair feature turned out,” a source close to the actress told E! News.
“The photos are gorgeous and [photographer Peter] Lindbergh’s office sent copies of the set to Meghan as a gift. She’s thrilled,” the insider added.
Even though Chopra took issue with the questions Markle was asked about her love life, the star seemed very open when speaking about the status of her relationship with the British royal and shed some light on their history together. “We’re two people who are really happy and in love,” Markle told the publication.