Priyanka Chopra Acknowledges the ‘Privilege’ She Has During Pandemic

Priyanka Chopra is one of the most famous actresses in her home country of India, and she has also been making a splash in Hollywood as well. However, like many celebrities out there, the recent coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has put some of Chopra’s work on hold.

While this can be tough to deal with, Chopra has found a way to cope with the difficulties of quarantine life. One thing she often does is acknowledge the “privilege” she has during the pandemic.

Priyanka Chopra has been self-isolating with Nick Jonas

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Chopra has her husband, singer Nick Jonas, have been self-isolating in their home in Los Angeles. Since Jonas has type 1 diabetes, Chopra shared with Vogue in April that they take quarantine seriously. The couple took actions a few months ago when they saw the pandemic taking off in various countries.

“We were supposed to be in India for Holi, but we cut our trip short and came back to America because we were worried about borders being locked down,” Chopra said. “Nick is a Type 1 diabetic, so we felt it was important to go into quarantine almost immediately.”

Chopra and Jonas make use of the time at home to bond with each other and find ways to further their career. Chopra told Vogue, “Nick and I have used the quarantine not only to spend time with each other, but also to sharpen our creative skills and to write and develop projects we want to produce. We find a movie or a filmmaker we want to watch every night just for inspiration.”

Additionally, Chopra revealed Jonas has been teaching her how to play the piano.

Chopra acknowledges that she has more ‘privilege’ than other people around the world

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In a recent interview with Woman’s Day, Chopra also shared how important it is for her to learn about what is going on in other parts of the world. For one thing, it gives her perspective about her situation and makes her realize how much “privilege” she has.

“I have to say that I’m grateful every single day to be able to quarantine with my family, that they’ve all been healthy, and to have a home, to have shelter, food, and feel protected,” she said. “I go online and I read the news, and I read how difficult it is for the migrant workers for example in India who have to walk for 20 days to get back to their house or refugees who live in areas where social distancing isn’t even a possibility.”

She added, “I read stuff that’s happening around the world that makes me feel blessed, so I don’t allow myself to feel low because I may be bored, because I consider all that a privilege.”

Chopra wears designer heels at home ‘to feel more normal’

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The pandemic has changed the way many people live their lives, and everyone has a different way of coping with the new reality. For Chopra, putting on a pair of Christian Louboutin shoes at home helps her ‘feel more normal’ again.

She told InStyle in May, “If you want to feel a little bit more normal right now, you wear an amazing pair of Louboutins with your sweatshirt, put your hair down, add some red lipstick — and you’re dressed up for dinner.”

Chopra also noted that Louboutin heels “look good with sweatpants.”