Meghan Markle has insisted she won’t be on a reality show, saying she stopped watching the Real Housewives series when her life had “its own level of drama”.
eghan’s remarks come ahead of her Netflix docuseries, which are reportedly due to air next week and will focus on the Sussexes’ own history.
The Duchess chatted to male guests for the season finale of her podcast archetypes – a proposal that came from her husband Prince Harry.
Real housewives Executive producer Andy Cohen asked Meghan if she was still watching the series housewives TV franchise that follows the lives of wealthy women in different cities in the US and UK and jokes he’s going to build a show around them.
Meghan said: “I stopped seeing that housewives when my life had its own level of drama that I stopped craving…”.
Meghan, who said she was “that kind of thing housewives Fan,” married into the royal family in 2018 but quit as senior royal with Harry in 2020, accusing an unnamed royal of racism.
Cohen, also the US talk show host See what’s happening liveShe told Meghan that when she moved back to the US there was speculation in Los Angeles that she might join the Beverly Hills Housewives.
“I’ve never heard that before…you mean really, that’s my audition Real Housewives of Montecito?” She said.
Cohen joked, “You don’t have to audition. We build the show around you.”
“There will be no reality show,” Meghan said, laughing.
Cohen said the show is “in a crazy, crazy way, actually one of the most feminist shows on TV,” adding that it’s about women in their 50s “who are so in touch with their sexuality, but not men need to define them”.
Former actress Meghan also told Cohen how she met him twice but he forgot and how she wanted to be on his talk show while starring suits but was not invited to appear. “I was so excited to be on your show because that’s who I was housewives fan at the time and I just couldn’t be booked,” she said.
He said, “It’s now the biggest mistake in the show’s 13 years.”
The episode, titled Manifesting A Cultural Shift, which lasted one hour and 22 minutes, focused on how men think about archetypes and how they strive to move beyond them.
Meghan said it was her husband Harry who suggested she include male guests.
“To be honest, it also occurred to me at my husband’s suggestion that if we really want to change the way we think about gender and the limiting labels we classify people into, we need to broaden the conversation.
“We need to actively involve men,” she said.
Meghan described them as “very thoughtful men… who have been behind some of the most successful films and TV shows, but are also part of the cultural conversation in such impactful ways.”
Meghan said: “I thought for this last episode wouldn’t it be interesting to sit down with some men and hear their thoughts and see what they think of archetypes?”
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