Why ‘Quantico’ Star Priyanka Chopra Forgives Her High School Bully (Exclusive Video)

“Everyone has had that one girl who makes your life miserable,” actress tells TheWrap’s Stuart Brazell

Last Updated: July 29, 2016 @ 9:54 PM

Priyanka Chopra may play a tough FBI agent on ABC’s “Quantico,” but her memories of being bullied in high school still linger.

“Girls are mean in school,” the actress said in a recent interview with TheWrap’s Stuart Brazell, in which she answered questions from fans.

On “Quantico,Chopra plays Alex Parrish, a young FBI agent who is framed for committing a terrorist attack. The drama series follows her character and other FBI recruits as they try to determine the mastermind. The fun part? Each of them hides a secret of his or her own, making it hard to pinpoint the actual perpetrator.

But long before she was a star of American TV and the Bollywood screen, Chopra was a regular kid. And she has long been vocal about her experiences with racism and prejudice during the time when she lived in the U.S. as a teenager.

Now, however, she realizes that her encounters may not have been too unusual, unfortunately.

“Everyone has had that one girl who makes your life miserable when you’re in high school, especially,” said the winner of 2000’s Miss World pageant.

“Looking back right now, I don’t think that it came from maliciousness,” she said. “I think it came from envy, jealousy, whatever it might have been.”

Quantico,” returns to ABC for its second season Sept. 25.

Watch the video above.