Priyanka Chopra Jonas reveals why she has taken a step back from social media: 'I'm more wary now'

The actress says stepping back from digital platforms 'broke her heart a little bit'

LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 01:  Priyanka Chopra Star Of Movie "Baywatch" speaks at the Build LDN event at AOL London on June 1, 2017 in London, England.  (Photo by Tim P. Whitby/Tim P. Whitby/Getty Images)
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Priyanka Chopra Jonas has described herself in a new interview as "wary" of social media.

The actress, who most recently starred in the Netflix adaption of The White Tiger, told Elle UK: "My relationship with social media has changed in the past four to five years. I'm definitely a lot more wary now. I don't interact as much.

"[Before], if I didn’t sleep or if I was bored in a trailer, I would start a Q&A with fans, or go live on Instagram. I’m a lot more careful [now]."

The Quantico actress, 38, married pop star Nick Jonas in 2018, and said that stepping back from social media "broke [her] heart a little bit".

"The succession of it all, how easy it is to take something trivial and make it so large," she explained. "I’m not an elected official. I’m just a girl trying to do a job."

Chopra Jonas boasts 60.1 million Instagram followers and 26.9m Twitter followers. A quick glance at her Instagram makes it clear that it is vastly used as a promotional tool.

There are links to magazine and newspaper stories about her, and posts about products she is promoting, such as her Anomaly hair range. She raises awareness of social causes that matter to her, and also links to TV and film projects she is working on.

A candid glimpse into her day-to-day existence, such as the accounts of, say, Busy Philipps, Lizzo and Chrissy Teigen, it certainly is not.

Surprisingly, however, she does admit to having a group of fans on social media who she has been in contact with for years.

"Ever since I’ve been on Twitter, I’ve had these amazing, loyal fans who have been consistent for years, so I DM [them]," she says. "I’ll do a quick, 'Let’s meet and say hi ...' I have done for years.

"It’s really fun, and they have been there from the beginning. I quietly listen to their suggestions. They’ll say, 'Girl, you need to post this picture,' and I’m like, 'Oh yeah, OK.' They are my trusted counsel."

Chopra Jonas is currently promoting her memoir, Unfinished, which hits shelves on Tuesday, February 9.