Priyanka Chopra, leading Indian film star crossing over from regional films to international screen, in a recent interview with TIME:
When I was young, I was 19 and doing the first movies, I remember that my dates weren’t working out. My scheduling wasn’t working for a movie with a very big actor. And the producer said, ‘Well, she can’t work it out, it’s fine, we’ll just cast someone else. Or, you know what? I’ll launch a new girl because girls are replaceable.’ Now, 15 years later, I think that in the movies that I do, I am irreplaceable and the boys are replaceable.’
Reminds me of what I said to myself, long ago: To be a great artist, you need to be a little bitter.