For seven seasons, Meghan Markle played the role of Rachel Zane on the USA Network legal series Suits. But, since her acting career didn’t fit with being the Duchess of Sussex, her final episode of the show aired on April 25, 2018, less than a month before she married Prince Harry.
Even though she swapped her Hollywood life for a royal one, Suits producer Aaron Korsh says that Markle hasn’t changed.
“Meghan is who she is. She’s a grown woman. She’s not in her 20s. I think she’s a fully formed woman,” the 52-year-old Korsh recently explained at the TCA Winter Press Tour. “I’m sure that being in that position I’m sure would have some long-term changes but she’s the same. I’m going to guess that she’s pretty much the same person she always was and adapting very nicely to the challenges.”
Korsh got to know Markle well when they worked together, and he knows that she can overcome anything that is thrown her way. He says that “if you can handle yourself in Hollywood, you can handle yourself.”
According to Harper’s Bazaar, the royal wedding was a life-changing experience for the members of the Suits cast and crew that scored an invite. Korsh said that everyone who attended the event went as a family.
In addition to Korsh, stars Patrick J. Adams (who left the show at the same time as Markle), Gina Torres, Sarah Rafferty, Gabriel Macht, Rich Hoffman, and Abigail Spencer were all in attendance for the May 19th ceremony, and Korsh says it definitely changed their lives in certain ways.
However, he says that if it wouldn’t have happened, the cast had still been a family for ten years. Rafferty said before the wedding that they have all been together longer than if they would have gone to high school and college together, so the wedding was absolutely a family affair.
During their trip to the UK, the Suits stars stuck together. They enjoyed dinner the night before at a restaurant in Sunningdale. And, since they didn’t get to go to the private evening reception, they all went out and enjoyed karaoke together.
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At the @NationalTheatre The Duchess of Sussex meets Blessing, aged 13, who performed in the NT’s first Public Arts production of Pericles in 2018. Blessing is passionate about inspiring others through storytelling — her first NT Public Acts experience allowed her to ‘discover more about what she could do and gain more confidence’. The National Theatre’s Public Arts initiative sees them work with arts and community organisations across the UK to create ambitious new works of participatory theatre. At the NT The Duchess also met current and former apprentices from its apprenticeship and trainee programme, and saw a fantastic performance inspired by War Horse by schoolchildren from Edith Neville Primary School in Camden, which was created to mark the centenary of Armistice Day. As part of their work with Primary Schools, the @NationalTheatre invited primary schools to see their productions of War Horse, and in partnership with @imperialwarmuseums take part in a creative programme to enrich children’s understanding of the First World War.
Despite rumors of a possible cameo, Korsh says that Meghan Markle will probably not be reuniting with the cast on-screen during this season of Suits. The producer says that the chances are “pretty close to zero.”
New episodes of Suits air Wednesday nights on USA Network.