- Priyanka will play the role of Sati in 'The Matrix Resurrections'
- "I think the Matrix trilogy changed cinema," said Priyanka Chopra
- 'The Matrix Resurrections' will release on December 22
The fourth Matrix film releases this month and nobody is more conscious of how momentous the occasion is than Priyanka Chopra who appears in it. Priyanka, who plays a character named Sati in The Matrix Resurrections, had a Neo-struck moment while filming a scene. Appearing on Jada Pinkett-Smith's chat show Red Table Talk with original cast members Keanu Reeves and Carrie-Ann Moss, Priyanka said she had "all of those words" to say in the scene and got through it by reminding herself about her 16-year-old self - Priyanka was 16 when The Matrix released in 1999 and changed cinema forever.
Asked by Jada - also a Matrix cast member - how it felt to be in The Matrix Resurrections, Priyanka Chopra said, "I think the Matrix trilogy changed cinema. I remember when the first Matrix came out so clearly. I was 16. I remember how it shifted culture, in terms of the questions and themes it treaded upon in terms of consciousness and reality. So when I got the call from my agent, I remember I was in India filming something, and they were like, 'Oh, Lana (director Lana Wachowski) wants to meet you tomorrow in San Francisco. I drove to the airport. I was like, 'Sure!' Whatever it takes to get the opportunity to work with all of you lot, it's just such a privilege and an honour," reports People.
Being around Keanu Reeves and Carrie-Ann Moss, who reprise their roles as Neo and Trinity, made Priyanka just a little nervous. "I really had a moment when we were doing that one scene in Berlin and all of you were standing across from me and I had all of those words," says Chopra Jonas. "I remember my hands sweating. I told myself that 16-year-old me would never forgive myself if I didn't get my words right in front of all of you," she told Jada Pinkett-Smith, reports People which has access to a clip from the show.
So how did Priyanka Chopra do? "You rocked it," Keane told her on Red Table Talk on which Priyanka appeared via video link.
Jada Pinkett-Smith played the supporting character Niobe in the second and third Matrix films - Reloaded and Revolutions - and she appears as Niobe in The Matrix Resurrections as well. There are no other actors from the original trilogy in the fourth film apart from Keanu Reeves, Carrie-Ann Moss and Jada; the role of Morpheus, originally played by Laurence Fishburne, has been taken over by Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, and Jonathan Groff has been cast as Agent Smith, the antagonist played by Hugo Weaving. Priyanka's role, Sati, has also been recast - the character was portrayed by Tanveer K Atwal in The Matrix Revolutions. Also joining the fourth film is Neil Patrick Harris as Neo's therapist.
The Matrix Resurrections will release on December 22.