Meghan Markle has vowed that she will ‘absolutely not’ go back to acting, saying she is ‘done’ with the career that catapulted her to fame. She became a household name as an actress when she joined the cast of US legal drama Suits in 2011. But she quit acting in the run-up to her wedding to Prince Harry in May 2018.
Now, in an interview with Variety, she says she has no intention of picking it up again.
Asked if she would ever consider going back to acting, she said: “No. I’m done. I guess never say never, but my intention is to absolutely not.”
She played Rachel Zane in 108 episodes of Suits.
In February, the Duchess was reportedly offered a “name your price” deal to make a cameo in the Suits remake.
While she did not seem tempted by the deal, she will not remain far away from the small screen.
Harry and Meghan signed a multi-million dollar Netflix deal to make a docu-series just a few months after stepping down as senior royals.
The series has reportedly been delayed until the new year after the couple realised the documentary could “potentially look very insensitive” so soon after the Queen’s death.
While trying to break into acting Meghan worked as a ‘briefcase girl’ on Deal or No Deal US.
She landed the job after studying a double major in Theatre and International Relations at Northwestern University. She quit the show after 34 episodes.
In the new episode of her Archetypes podcast, she said she was “objectified” on stage and made to feel valued for her beauty but not her brains.
With a return to acting off the table, Meghan has been concentrating on her podcast alongside her philanthropic work.
Despite saying she will not go back to acting, the Duchess said she would not stop her two children going into the entertainment business if they wanted to.
She told Variety she wants Archie, 3, and Lilibet, 1, “to be able to carve out their own path”.
She said: “If it’s the entertainment industry, great. And also, good luck.”