Meghan Markle41, has ruled out ever returning to acting after leaving the royal family and moving to California with her husband Prince Harry and their two children. “None. I’m done,” said the Duchess of Sussex in an interview for Variety‘s cover story, published on 19 October. “I think never say never, but my intention is absolutely not to,” she added.
Meghan has not performed since the legal drama Suitswhere she played Rachel Zane for seven seasons from 2011 to 2018. She left the show after her engagement to Harry, 38, and became a senior working member of the royal family until 2020. In the Variety Interview Meghan noted how she struggled to get acting roles in Hollywood because she was a woman. “For me, I spent so long trying to land a show, filming all these pilots, wondering if they would get picked up. The whole season 1 on ‘Suits,’ I was convinced I was going to be recast,” she said. said. “All the time. It got to a point where the creator was like, ‘Why are you so worried about this?’ “
The mother-of-two also dissected how Hollywood has “shifted quite a bit” since she was on Suits. “I didn’t think I would ever be in the entertainment business again. But the whole culture has changed; streamers have changed things,” she said. “The ability to create zeitgeist moments like we had in the ’90s — where everyone would tune in at once for a show or come together for one moment? — it doesn’t happen anymore.”
“When I did ‘Suits,’ that character, Rachel Zane, was in your living room with you eating Chinese takeout in your pajamas,” Meghan continued. “That’s how connected the experience felt then. But creating a cultural moment or conversation today requires something different. Podcasting was really interesting in that way. This may be one of the only forums left where people are alone to listen. Where else do you have that opportunity?”
While Meghan has insisted that her acting career is behind her, she has confirmed that a Netflix docu-series about her and Harry is in the works. The dock will be directed by Liz Garbus, whose notable work includes the documentaries What happened, Miss Simone? about singer Nina Simoneand Love, Marilyn over Marilyn Monroe.
“It’s nice to be able to trust someone with our story – a seasoned director whose work I’ve long admired – even if it means it might not be the way we would have told it,” Meghan said. Variety. “But that’s not why we’re telling it. We entrust our story to someone else, and that means it will go through their lens.”
She added: ‘It’s interesting. My husband has never worked in this industry before. For me, after working on ‘Suits’, it’s so wonderful to be around so much creative energy and to see people working together and sharing their own points of view. It was really fun”