Kevin Costner Gives Frank Take on Meghan Markle, Says She’s ‘Had Enough Attention Now’

Kevin Costner is one of Hollywood most famous actors and has been in business for more than 40 years. He obviously receives a lot of attention but in a previous interview he spoke about a royal who gets a ton of attention.

Here’s what Costner once said about the attention Prince Harry‘s wife, Meghan Markle, receives and the connection he has to the royal family.

(L) Kevin Costner, who once said Meghan Markle “had enough attention,” at the 94th Annual Academy Awards, (R) Meghan Markle at Global Citizen Live event
(L): Kevin Costner at the 94th Annual Academy Awards | Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for Global Citizen, (R): Meghan Markle at Global Citizen Live event | David Livingston/Getty Images

Costner said Meghan has ‘had enough attention for a lifetime’

The Express noted that during a 2019 interview, Costner talked about his connection to the royals and was asked about the Duchess of Sussex’s global fame.

The Yellowstone star told TV host Ross King: “Being in this circle that I don’t even understand — you know — royalty. It’s a unique spot. We watch it from across an ocean and sometimes we don’t understand exactly what is going on. [Meghan’s] had enough attention for a lifetime now in a year.”

On whether he thought the former Suits star would be able to ever return to acting after marrying the prince, Costner opined: “It would be hard. Why? Because if you’re Harry — and he seems like a great guy — that’s why I’m not married to an actress. I don’t want to see my wife kissing somebody. I’m on Harry’s side.”

Kevin Costner presenting an Oscar at the 94th Annual Academy Awards
Kevin Costner presenting an Oscar at the 94th Annual Academy Awards | Neilson Barnard/Getty Images

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Costner was supposed to work with Prince Harry’s mom, Princess Diana, in a movie

One of Costner’s most famous roles is as former Secret Service agent Frank Farmer in the 1992 Hollywood blockbuster The Bodyguard. The film was so successful that a sequel was planned and it was reported that Princess Diana was to have a role in the flick. Costner has done interviews in the past where he confirmed that he had spoken to the Princess of Wales about being in Bodyguard 2.

It’s thought that Bodyguard 2 was supposed to tell the story of Costner’s character protecting the princess’ character from the paparazzi and stalkers before a romance blossoms between them. Costner revealed that he received the script for that movie one day before Princess Diana’s death.

“When we lost her, that was tragic. Incredibly tragic, and private to me actually,” the Dances With Wolves star explained. “I didn’t talk about it for a year, and somebody else talked about it and that’s how that story bubbled up a while ago.”

The actor said Sarah Ferguson was instrumental in arranging for Diana to appear in the film

Princess Diana and Sarah Ferguson standing together as they watch a polo match in Windsor
Princess Diana and Sarah Ferguson standing together as they watch a polo match in Windsor | Tim Graham Photo Library via Getty Images

Costner also stated that Sarah Ferguson was “very instrumental” about getting Diana to appear in the film.

“Sarah was really important,” Costner said. “I always respected Sarah because she’s the one that set up the conversation between me and Diana.”

He added: “Sarah was really instrumental in that. Something I always admired about Sarah was how open she was to that idea and how supportive she was of the idea, and clearly how much she liked Diana. But one of the things about Sarah that I don’t know [if] people know is, Sarah in trying to help this along never once said, ‘Well what about me?’ She never joked about it, she never hinted at it, she was all about Diana. It was really incredibly respectful the way she was.”

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