Meghan Markle ‘demanded’ Suits character wasn’t ‘over sexualised’, claims expert

Meghan Markle 'knew what she was in for' claims Shrager

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Meghan Markle is said to have been instrumental in ensuring her Suits character wasn’t “sexualised”. During her time in Suits, Meghan’s character was frequently seen engaging in steamy romps with her colleague, Michael Ross.

While she was filming Suits we know that she was very outspoken about what she was wearing on TV so that it wasn’t over-sexualised.

Halima Sadat

However, Meghan, 39, has been a vocal feminist for some years and has made it extremely clear she is not afraid to stand up for what she believes in.

Aged just 11, the Duchess of Sussex was instrumental in having a campaign changed by consumer goods organisation Procter & Gamble changed as she claimed it was sexist.

Meghan found fame in the acting world, starring as paralegal Rachel Zane between 2011 and 2018, filming her last scenes in 2017.

It is now claimed that the former actress stood her ground to ensure she was happy with the way her character was portrayed.

Biographer Halima Sadat claims Meghan wasn’t afraid when it came to standing up to her bosses.

Speaking on a new Channel 5 documentary Meghan at 40: The Climb to Power, Halima said: “While she was filming Suits we know that she was very outspoken about what she was wearing on TV so that it wasn’t over-sexualised.”

She went on to add: “She wanted to be portrayed on TV as this strong woman character not as a sex symbol.”

Halima continued: “Her character became very popular and she knew then that she had the power then to have a voice.”

The author explained further: “At one point she felt comfortable enough in her popularity and power to be able to say I don’t want to have any more scenes where I’m wearing just a towel.

“She saw that as being gratuitously sexist.”

Royal commentator Emily Andrews echoed this, believing that Meghan’s courage grew over the years.

“I think Meghan has always looked at every opportunity and seen how she could rise,” she said.

While Meghan has no current plans to return to the world of acting, a spokesperson for the couple confirmed to the Daily Star last year, some believe that a Los Angeles lifestyle has been on the cards.

The Duchess and husband Prince Harry, 36, shocked the world in January 2020 when they revealed they were stepping down as senior working royals.

Now, over a year later, the couple live in Montecito, California with their two children.

Former model and LA resident Leilani Dowding claims that Meghan now “wants to be a Kardashian”.

Speaking to, Leilani said: “I called it so long ago I was like ‘they’re going to end up in Los Angeles’.

“She didn’t want to go to like the biscuit factories or, you know, go to Cleethorpes and do all the duties that like a Duchess or Princess will have to do, she thought she was going to be out there speaking, getting her voice out there when actually no, you’ve got to listen to the people.”

The Bournemouth-born star continued: “That’s your job now, is to listen not to be spouting your mouth off and having an opinion, your job is to listen to the people and go and meet them and let them talk.

“I think she thought she was going to be like a Kardashian on the red carpet, wearing beautiful dresses and that was the life of a Princess or a Duchess.”

Meghan at 40: The Climb To Power airs tonight at 9.30pm on Channel 5.

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