Since becoming a member of the royal family, Meghan Markle has received much more attention, criticism and criticism than ever before as a Hollywood actress – and unfortunately, a lot of negativity came from her own family members. Meghan's father, the 74-year-old former lighting director Thomas Markle, could not stop himself from talking to Meghan and his in-laws to the press, most recently comparing the monarchy to "Scientologists or the Stepford family." And along with me, Chrissy Teigen and probably the entire royal family, Meghan's former screen dad Wendell Pierce is above his comments.
The actor portrays Robert Zane, the father of Meghan's suits character Rachel Zane, and in an interview with The Telegraph opened her latest family drama this week. Wendell had a rather pointed message to Thomas: "If you worry about Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, then that should be primarily in your head before you say anything ̵
The former The Wire star also shared a sweet behind-the-scenes story from his time when he filmed Meghan's wedding scene on suits which marked her exit the USA series in April. "We had a moment that I appreciate," he said. "I sat with Meghan in her wedding dress as we waited for a set-up, we were alone, I said to her," Your life is going to change. It's going to be great and I'm so happy for you But I want you to know that I'm your friend and no matter where you are or what's going on – if the fishbowl you're in is always coming to you – can you call me. Even though Meghan and Harry were not engaged at the time, "he thought something could happen" because of the "heightened security" he saw on the set around them.
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