2019 keeps being, well, itself. For a current example, in an interview with The Sunday Times, Priyanka Chopra, who was pretty good in Isn’t It Romantic, divulged that she would like to one day run for Prime Minister of India and that she’d like Nick Jonas to run for President of the United States of America. I mean, sure why not? In related news, I no longer think it should be socially taboo to drink before 5 pm. You gotta snatch happiness where you can. For celebrities, that means consolidating their public persona into real power; for me, that means rosé at 2 pm on a Monday, apparently.
Anyway, here’s the proof, in case you need it (although search your heart, you know it to be true) via ABC News:
She shared in a new interview with the U.K.’s Sunday Times that she has political aspirations. “I would love to run for prime minister of India,” she said. “I would love Nick to run for president. I don’t like the things associated with politics … but I know that both of us really want to make a change.
“Never say never,” she added.
At this point, if you were entrepreneurially minded, you’d create a Derek Zoolander-esque school for celebrities who want to become politicians. You could call it: [Your Name] Center for Celebrities Who Can’t Politic Good. And Who Wanna Learn How to Govern Good Too.
I mean, why not? Chopra at least votes, according to the article:
Chopra, 36, also shared she has “tried to be apolitical all my life because I like to cheer for humanity,” and voted in the recent Indian general election.
…I’m not totally sure how one can be apolitical and cheer for humanity at the same time, but maybe that’s because I live in a country where one party wants to keep kids in cages and separate them from their family, indefinitely, all because they dared come here to seek asylum. That’s just me.
Well, are you sufficiently depressed enough yet?
We’re not going to go out like this, though, friends, because Chopra had more to say in her interview than just wanting to run for office (which is not a bad idea outright, I just hope that if she’s serious, she learns about governing as well as how to yield power). She also spoke about how her true passion with the platform she’s been given is to push for inclusion for all:
“Our parents came here and worked really hard and the only way they survived the move was because they put their heads down,” she continued. “Now my generation is, like, ‘No, I have aspirations and I want to have a voice.’ It’s only now that we’re talking about female and black representation in films, with big movies like ‘Wonder Woman’ and ‘Black Panther’ doing well.
“But in all of that, where do you see brown people?” she added.
We’re living in our darkest timeline in 2019—and as we all know, it can get much, much worse as far as celebrities-as-President go, so you know what? If Priyanka is out there fighting the good fight and decides to turn her attention to politics full-time in the future? Well, you could do a lot worse than someone who wants everyone’s voice to be heard. Just saying.
…but no to Nick Jonas as President, forever. I don’t see myself budging on that front. Sorry, Priyanka. If you have a problem with that, we can discuss it over 10 am Proseccos.
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