Meghan Markle, the Duchess of Sussex, is reportedly ready to step back into the acting spotlight. Sources suggest that she is eyeing a significant role in an upcoming film, possibly commanding a paycheck of $30 million.
Once a mainstay on the popular TV series "Suits", Markle withdrew from acting following her marriage to Prince Harry. However, insiders cited by New Idea claim that she is now angling for a major comeback in a high-profile U.S. film. The speculation gained momentum after the royal couple's recent dinner with Hollywood A-listers Cameron Diaz and Gwyneth Paltrow. Notably, Paltrow's spouse, Brad Falchuk, is a well-established producer.
The insider commented, "She is determined to secure a deal with Brad, given he has a wealth of connections which could help put her on the map as an A-list star." Markle's return to acting has been a key motivation behind her relocation to the U.S, the source further suggested. Markle reportedly admires Paltrow and aspires to emulate her career.
This conjecture comes in the wake of the Sussexes being spotted dining at a sushi bar in Santa Barbara, California. The dinner, held just days after the coronation of King Charles, was also attended by Paltrow, Falchuk, Diaz, and her husband, Benji Madden, as well as Whitney Wolf Herd, CEO and founder of Bumble, and her spouse, Texas Oil's Michael Herd, as reported by Page Six.
Interestingly, in their infamous CBS interview with Oprah Winfrey in March 2021, Prince Harry revealed that the royal family had previously suggested that Markle continue her acting career. He mentioned, per Insider, "That was right at the beginning, when she wasn't going to get security, when members of my family were suggesting that she carries on acting, because there was not enough money to pay for her, and all this sort of stuff."
Harry and Markle officially stepped down from their royal duties in 2020, with Harry stating that they felt a lack of support from the royal family. He reflected, "I'm sad that what's happened has happened, but I know, and I'm comfortable in knowing that we did everything that we could to make it work. And we did everything on the exit process the way that it should have been done."