Priyanka to present Emmy, hopes to have fun
Los Angeles: After making her debut at the Oscars this year where she presented one of the awards, Priyanka Chopra will now give away one of the trophies at the 68th Emmy Awards.
And Priyanka hopes to have a fun evening, and is already on a quest to find the “perfect dress”.
The Television Academy announced the first group of presenters for this year’s awards and apart from the “Quantico” star, the list includes another Indian-American actor, Aziz Ansari.
Excited about the news, the actress tweeted: “This should be such a fun evening… And the search for the perfect dress begins. #Emmys”
After making waves internationally with her musical talent, the actress took the small screen route to Hollywood. She made her international TV debut as an FBI agent in “Quantico” last year.
Other names that are set to present the trophy are Anthony Anderson, a nominee for comedy “Black-ish”, Larry David, James Corden, and Taraji P. Henson, reports variety.com.
Kristen Bell and Michael Weatherly will also join the parade.
“Modern Family” star Julie Bowen and Randall Park of “Fresh Off the Boat” are on board, along with Liev Schreiber, a nominee for “Ray Donovan” — Season Four of which is aired in India on AXN india
Don Mischer is executive producer of the 68th annual Emmy Awards, which will be happen in Microsoft Theater here, on September 18. The red carpet and ceremony will air in India simultaneously via Star English network’s channels.
With Priyanka’s career in the West going in the right direction, the news of her giving an Emmy adds another feather in her cap.
The former beauty queen will also be seen as a guest judge for season 15 of American TV series “Project Runway”, hosted by supermodel Heidi Klum.
Priyanka will join the series as one of the few guest judges on the show. The show focuses on budding designers who are given an opportunity to create a collection for New York Fashion Week.
She will also make her Hollywood debt in a negative role in “Baywatch” — the big screen version of the globally popular TV series featuring Dwayne Johnson and Zac Efron.