Lifetime isn’t pulling any punches when it comes to Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s romance. The network is currently filming Harry & Meghan: A Royal Romance, starring Parisa Fitz-Henley as Markle. Although production is just getting underway, Fitz-Henley recently took to Instagram to share a few cozy behind-the-scenes pics with her co-star Murray Fraser.
Fitz-Henley shared a photo of her in bed with Fraser, who plays Prince Harry in the movie. The pic, which was taken during the actress’s first day on set, proves that producers wasted little time getting the characters under the sheets.
Fitz-Henley also posted other videos and pics of the set, including a shot of her trailer and a few flowers she received from the crew. The movie will follow the early days of Markle and Harry’s romance, from their first meeting and courtship to their eventual engagement.
The film will also explore all the controversies surrounding their romance, including inside Markle’s career as an actress and her first marriage.
Lifetime has not announced an official premiere date for the special, though it is expected to air sometime before Markle and Harry’s wedding in May.
Fitz-Henley is best known for her role as Reva Connors in Luke Cage and Jessica Jones. She also played a witch in Midnight, Texas, a supernatural show on NBC.
Based on the many photos on her Instagram account, Fitz-Henley looks a lot like Markle, so she should be able to pull off the part just fine. As far as Fraser is concerned, he has only appeared on two television shows. This includes The Loch and Victoria.
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This, of course, isn’t the first movie about a real life royal romance. In the upcoming season of Feud, fans can expect to catch a glimpse of Prince Charles’ rocky marriage with Princess Diana.
Back in 2011, Lifetime produced a movie about Prince William and Kate Middleton, tilted William & Kate: The Movie. The film aired a little over a week prior to William and Kate’s wedding in England.
Grey’s Anatomy star Camilla Luddington played Kate and later claimed that William and his wife watch the movie and absolutely loved it. No word yet on whether Harry and Markle will watch their romance unfold on the small screens.
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Markle and Harry confirmed their engagement a few months ago. The couple had kept quiet about their romance prior to the announcement. They were also embroiled in several different controversies over the course of their relationship, most of which focused on Markle’s past.
Although they have faced a lot of rumors in the media, it looks like their romance will have a fairytale ending this coming May.
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are scheduled to tie the knot at Windsor Castle’s St. George’s Chapel on May 19.