MEGHAN DOES A GRACE KELLY — TO GIVE UP ACT­ING AF­TER MAR­RIAGE

Hindustan Times (Gurgaon) - City - - ENTERTAINMENT -

Ac­tor Meghan Markle says that act­ing will take a back seat when she mar­ries Prince Harry, fol­low­ing the ex­am­ple of screen icon Grace Kelly, who left Hol­ly­wood af­ter mar­ry­ing the Prince of Monaco.

The 36-year-old Markle has starred in the le­gal drama Suits since 2011. A state­ment from the pro­duc­ers said that Markle had wrapped up her work. “We want to send our most heart­felt con­grat­u­la­tions to Meghan Markle and Prince Harry on their en­gage­ment. Meghan has been a mem­ber of our fam­ily for seven years and it has been a joy to work with her... We wish her the very best,” the state­ment said.

Markle had con­firmed in an in­ter­view with the BBC that she would be giv­ing up act­ing and would fo­cus on the causes that are im­por­tant to her. “I don’t see it as giv­ing any­thing up. I see it as a change. It’s a new chap­ter,” she said.

Markle and Harry, 33, will wed next spring. A brand­ing ex­pert pointed out that Markle was just not in the same league as Kelly. “[Au­di­ences] will re­mem­ber [Markle] as a TV ac­tor rather than a Hol­ly­wood star,” he said. But, he added, her rise to roy­alty could mean more mixed race char­ac­ters on

PHOTO: MATT SAYLES/AP

Ac­tor Meghan Markle has been on the TV show, Suits, since 2011

PHOTO: CHRIS JACK­SON/GETTY IM­AGES

Prince Harry is set to marry Markle next spring

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from India

© PressReader. All rights reserved.