Meghan Markle’s Former ‘Suits’ Costar Slams Her Oprah Interview, Calls It ‘Insignificant’

Meghan, Duchess of Sussex and Prince Harry’s interview with Oprah Winfrey might have aired days ago but many people are still reeling from the many revelations that were made during the two-hour segment. While several of Meghan’s former costars, friends, and acquaintances have come out in support of the Duchess, one of her former Suits costars thinks the interview was insignificant and insensitive.

A close up of Meghan Markle's face during her Oprah Winfrey interview
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Meghan Markle’s Oprah interview

During the first half of the interview, Meghan spoke to Oprah alone. During that time, she revealed that the scrutiny of the media and the lack of support from the palace had her contemplating suicide. Her thoughts became so vivid that she had to go to Harry and other royal family members for help.

“I realized that it was all happening just because I was breathing and I was really ashamed to say it at the time and ashamed to admit it to Harry because I know how much loss he’s suffered but I knew that if I didn’t say it — then I would do it and I just didn’t want to be alive anymore,” she told Oprah.

Meghan even admitted that she was scared to be left at home alone for fear that she might harm herself.

That wasn’t the only bombshell that Meghan dropped that day. She also revealed that when she was pregnant with her son, Archie, there was already talk about how he would be treated differently than the other royal children.

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“In those months when I was pregnant, all around this same time… we have in tandem the conversation of, he won’t be given security, he’s not gonna be given a title and also concerns and conversations about how dark his skin might when he’s born,” she said.

What does Meghan’s ‘Suits’ costar have to say?

For seven seasons of Suits, Meghan played Rachel Zane. Many of her former costars have come out in support of her and what she went through as a working royal, but one of her costars, Wendell Pierce, feels differently about the whole royal interview.

“It is quite insensitive and offensive that we are all complicit in this sort of Palace… gossip,” he said, on the UK’s LBC radio . “In the midst of so much death, I think it is insignificant.”

After receiving backlash for his comments, he clarified that he spoke to Meghan personally.

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“I was fortunate to tell Meghan personally I wish her all the best,” he tweeted. “Predicting this hellacious maelstrom I also told her she would always have a friend in me. Because I had no interest in the interview doesn’t change that.”

In a follow-up tweet, he made sure to make his support for Meghan clear.

“In no way am I insensitive to suicide,” he wrote. “Unfortunately my family has suffered the pain of losing someone to suicide. I never was interviewed by the Daily Mail and their story manipulated my words in a radio interview. As I told Meghan, I support her and wish her all the best.”