Meghan Markle is probably one of the most famous women in the world since she joined the Royal family.
Meghan, Duchess of Sussex is now an official American member of the British royal family following her marriage to Prince Harry in 2018. Together, they have a son, Archie Mountbatten-Windsor. Despite, the family’s intention to step back from senior roles in the Royal Family, the Duchess of Sussex made a career in acting, which many of her fans hope she will return to.
Meghan Markle Acting Advice
But the acting success that gave her the platform to hang out with celebrities and meet her future finance Prince Harry may never have happened had it not been for some advice from legendary casting director April Webster.
Markle was born in Los Angeles and was trying to make it into the film industry since she was a teenager, but did not start getting a regular acting job until nearly a decade later.
In an old article written two years ago, which has resurfaced and gone viral, Prince Harry’s future wife recounts a meeting with Webster, who has hired actors for hit movies such as Star Wars, Mission Impossible, and Lost.
The casting director helped her shut down her insecurities that held back her acting career.
Writing for Darling Magazine, Meghan said she was, ‘Trying to find my value in an industry that judges you on everything that you’re not versus everything that you are.
Other executives deemed her, ‘Not thin enough, not pretty enough, not ethnic enough, while also being too thin, too ethnic, too pretty the very next day’, Meghan wrote.
Markle said her approach to acting changed after a meeting with Webster that allowed her to stop hiding behind materialism and be herself.
Meghan wrote: ‘I had never met her before, and at my very first audition for her, she stopped me mid-scene and said so simply, “You need to know that you’re enough.”
‘I was breathless. No one had ever seen it, or perhaps no one had ever called me out, but there in that small box of a room in Burbank, this woman I had never met saw me.
‘My gut reaction was to smile. To smile hard. Maybe that would keep the tears tucked behind my draping eyes.
‘It wouldn’t have mattered if I cried, because she saw me. She saw all that self-doubt beaming through the self-tanner and excessive blush.
‘“You need to know that you’re enough,” she said.
‘“Less makeup, more Meghan”.
‘She went on to say that I was like a “shrinking violet,” wilted joy and energy and exuberance behind this shroud of insecurity. You couldn’t pay for a therapy session this good.
‘And that moment, for me, was a wake-up call.’
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