Priyanka Chopra Made a Visit to the White House and Interviewed U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris

Priyanka Chopra was quite busy during her latest trip to Washington, D.C. (and no, she wasn't just visiting museums). The Quantico star sat down with U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris, where she interviewed her on a variety of topics, from gun legislation to equal pay.

Chopra chatted with the VP as a part of the Democratic National Committee's Women's Leadership Forum, and their entire conversation can be seen in the Twitter video below.

The 40-year-old actress started off the conversation with a joke about mansplaining, commenting on the silence in the room by saying, “Do you hear that sound? That is the sound of no mansplaining, ladies.”

Chopra also told Harris that this year was the first time she received equal pay to her male co-stars. And as their conversation turned to women's rights, Harris urged people to vote in the midterm elections starting on November 8, saying, “We have got to do everything we can in the next 39 days to remind people what is at stake in these elections.”

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In addition to her conversation with the Vice President, Chopra got to meet with other South Asian members of the Biden administration, which she documented with a touching post on Instagram.

“Today, I had the amazing opportunity of meeting and conversing with the South Asian members in the Biden administration,” she wrote. “Representation matters in every sphere of life, and the reality—that I am standing here with this diverse group is beyond belief. I was so excited to learn that this is the most diverse administration in American history, and that deserves applause and ACKNOWLEDGEMENT.”

She continued, “For years, I’ve struggled with finding my place in America. When I was growing up, there weren’t many women, let alone South Asians, in positions of power across any medium. Lucky for me, my parents and grandmother were a part of the civil service, which gave me an ounce of hope, but I was never sure if I’d ever see the day when we all got a seat at every table.”

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Chopra closed by saying, “Representation opens the doors of opportunity for others to follow. I can’t gush enough over how amazing it was to be in the room with this collective of accomplished individuals making strides at the highest levels in politics, government, and policy, because it’s not just about us filling a chair in the President’s cabinet. It’s about the conversations and solutions that result when we rally around one another and lift each other up. Thank you to everyone who took time out of their busy schedules to meet this desi girl. <3 It was a pleasure to meet you all and see your fantastic work.”

She also thanked a few of the individuals she got to meet, including: Dr. Vivek Murthy, Vinay Reddy, Reema Shah, Bharat Ramamurthy, Sumona Guha, Gautam Raghavan, Priya Singh, Chiraag Bains, Zayn Siddique and Ali Zaidi.

In addition to these special meetings, Chopra also got to take a personal tour of the White House, which included a visit to the office of Vice President Harris.

She documented the moment on her Instagram, where she said, “Here is one of the most historic desks in the White House Collection. The Mahogany Desk in the Vice President's Office.”

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