The star, 40, admitted she had ‘cried’ to her husband after being told she wasn’t ‘sample sized’ during a recent interview.
Sharing her hurt at the body shaming jibes, the actress – who shares a daughter with her spouse Nick Jones, 30 – opened up about a recent experience that reduced her to tears.
‘Someone told me yesterday that I wasn’t sample-sized…’, Priyanka began telling Jennifer Salke, the head of Amazon Studios – according to People – at the SXSW conference.
The mum-of-one continued: ‘I was hurt and I discussed it with my family and I cried to my husband [Nick Jonas], and my team, and I felt really bad about the fact that I’m not sample size, and that’s a problem, apparently, and most of us are not and sample size is size 2’.
She added that she was learning to lean on people around her that genuinely ‘want to see you smile’ as she explained how she navigated negative remarks made about herself or anyone close to her.
Priyanka said: ‘I have had times when I may have said something, and it’s been misconstrued, and you see people saying the meanest and nastiest things not just about me, about my child, about my family members, and I think sometimes people forget you are even human.
‘And those pressures – it’s inexplicable. I can’t explain how it feels when you are sitting down on your couch and you just feel the world coming at you because people have forgotten that you are human.
‘I think what you have to do is surround yourself with people who love you and surround yourself with people who care about you, and not about what you can bring to the table and not about what you can do for me.
‘People who want to see you smile and be enriched. It doesn’t have to be a room full of people – I can count them on my hands.’
Before her appearance at the famous conference, the award winning star enjoyed a date night with her other half on Thursday at the South Asian Excellence pre-Oscars party in Los Angeles.
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