MEGHAN DOES A GRACE KELLY — TO GIVE UP ACTING AFTER MARRIAGE
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
Actor Meghan Markle has been on the TV show, Suits, since 2011
Prince Harry is set to marry Markle next spring