Meghan Markle and Prince Harry Will Never Make It in Hollywood, Expert Claims
When Prince Harry and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex announced they would be leaving the British royal family for a more private and peaceful life, no one could have imagined that the pair would end up in Meghan’s hometown of LA.
Though Hollywood is very spread out compared to London, it’s still a city for the stars, one that includes tabloids, celebrity events, and paparazzi. Though the Sussexes have a plan for the future that includes speaking at various events and launching their new charity, Archewell Foundation, nothing else is set in stone.
In fact, though the couple already has a powerhouse team in place as they move into the next phase of their lives, one expert is convinced Megan and Prince Harry will never make it in Hollywood.
Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s new brand will merge royal and celebrity
At present amid the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, all of the Sussexes’ plans for Archewell are on hold. However, it’s clear that the pair will use their global profile to address injustices like police brutality and colonization in a way that they could not when they were senior working members of the royal family. Jeetendra Sehdev the author of The Kim Kardashian Principe told The Guardian,
The Meghan and Harry brand has always been very disruptive. They’re going to show us all a different way in which royal family members can live. The closest comparison to Meghan and Harry will be the Obamas and what they’re actually doing, I mean they’ve created an entertainment entity where they’re producing documentaries and I think that will be a similar route that Meghan and Harry can certainly take. Letting people into who they are – because at the moment we don’t really know who Meghan and Harry are. We just know that they’re part of the royal family.
The tricky aspect of all of this is that the Sussexes must be careful not to upset the royal family or misrepresent them in any way.
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will probably attend a ton of red carpets
So far, Meghan has done some voiceover work with Disney + and it’s been rumored that she’s signed on to produce a movie. Though we don’t expect the duchess to return to acting, she and Prince Harry will certainly become staples in Hollywood.
“I also think that we’re going to see a lot of red carpets,” royal expert Myka Meier explained on the Royally Obsessed podcast. “As soon as there are red carpets again, I genuinely think they will be on every major red carpet.”
However, one royal expert doesn’t believe that the Sussexes’ royal status or their Hollywood connections will translate into actual careers.
Meghan Markle and Prince Harry might not make it in Hollywood
As we know and have seen by examining various celebrity careers, having access does not exactly translate into being bankable. Royal biographer Christopher Wilson explained that Meghan and Prince Harry were a powerful force in Britain, but they lost all of that with their move to LA. Wilson told The Express,
Crucially for Meghan, no studio seems to have stepped forward with the offer of a leading lady role, her hope and dream. If they had, we’d have heard about it. It would seem the all-powerful studio bosses look on the couple as red-carpet fodder, not as a bankable item. In Britain, they were a powerful force,’ alleged the royal biographer. ‘But when Harry walked away from royal duties he broke the magic thread which binds royalty to the people. It’s taken a long time for the penny to drop, but Harry has discovered he is no king of the high seas but a castaway stranded on a desert island.
This is one theory, but from what we understand, Meghan never wanted to return to Hollywood to act.