Meghan Markle attracted the attention of the press in October when journalists found out she is dating with Prince Harry. The biracial American actress now is very popular, and she uses every opportunity to draw attention to her biracial origin. Recently, Ms Markle wrote an essay for Elle UK about this issue.
The American actress Markle who is dating with Prince Harry, at last, became a star. But not because of her talent, the main reason of such an attention is her current boyfriend Prince Harry.
Meghan Markle is known for her role as paralegal Rachel Zane in the legal drama Suits. In the interview, she told it was always difficult to get a job in the industry because of the way she looks. Markle is mixed-race, with a Caucasian father and African American mother.
The 35-year-old star discussed her journey to stardom in an essay for Elle UK and addressed the hardships faced by her in show business. Markle recalled a time when she “couldn’t book a job”.
“Being ‘ethnically ambiguous,’ as I was pegged in the industry, meant I could audition for virtually any role. Morphing from Latina when I was dressed in red, to African-American when in mustard yellow; my closet filled with fashionable frocks to make me look as racially varied as an ’80s Benetton poster,”
“Sadly, it didn’t matter: I wasn’t black enough for the black roles, and I wasn’t white enough for the white ones, leaving me somewhere in the middle as the ethnic chameleon who couldn’t book a job.”
Meghan Markle, Suits, Prince Harry
The legal drama Suits changed Markle’s fortune, Rachel’s role made her a star. According to Meghan, producers were simply looking for Rachel with no racial prejudices.
After speculation in the press, the 32-year-old Prince took the tabloid press to task over its treatment of Markle in official statement release by the Kensington Palace.
In the uncharacteristic letter, Prince Harry spoke about the “abuse” and “harassment” that his girlfriend has been subjected to following rumours of their relationship.
“Prince Harry is worried about Ms Markle’s safety and is deeply disappointed that he has not been able to protect her. It is not right that a few months into a relationship with him that Ms Markle should be subjected to such a storm,”
the letter read.