Day or night, Priyanka Chopra is ready for action.
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As FBI agent Alex Parrish on ABC’s Quantico, “I do all the stunts myself,” the actress tells Us, “and this season she’s a lot more lethal. Her fighting style is far less messy. Everything is deliberate. No one messes with Alex Parrish — and it’s a good thing, because people don’t mess with me, either!”
To stay in fighting shape, the 35-year-old (she’s best friends with future princess Meghan Markle) often walks instead of drives and takes stairs instead of elevators. Still, just being on set helps. “I get a lot of workouts in with professionals who show me combat,” adds Chopra, who prefers pizza on cheat days. “I get a lot of physical movement from actually filming the scenes too!”
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For season 3, she’ll take her perfect form abroad. Set three years after the season 2 finale, the show finds Alex “done with constantly being on edge and thinking the Americans don’t need her anymore,” explains the India native, who describes herself as a “travel fiend” in reality. “She goes to live a tranquil life in Italy.”
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Cue the chaos — and her return to NYC. “Every episode is a specific crime,” teases the star. “There are a lot of ‘Oh, my God,’ and ‘What just happened?’ moments. It will leave fans speechless!”
Quantico returns to ABC Thursday, April 26 at 10 p.m. EST.