Meghan Markle says it’s ‘weird’ other actresses would want to play her on screen: ‘She can call me!’
She looks out at the cameras and smiles, “Happy Fourth of July!”
It’s June 21, a few weeks into Markle’s third season of Dancing With the Stars, and she’s standing on a basketball court surrounded by family and friends. Before long, she’s surrounded by the cameras rolling and cameras flashing, and her heart rate has spiked as more and more people file into the gym to find out if this is still one of the best shows on television.
The crowd grows as she steps onto the court. There’s an electric energy, maybe because the season premiere of all premiere nights of the most popular show in television history is coming up. Then she begins by listing off the reasons she became a professional dancer: “I love dancing!” she says, laughing. “I love being able to do it now while the cameras are on.”
And she doesn’t seem like she’s kidding. Markle is serious when discussing the benefits of being in this dance world, particularly for someone like her. “I’d feel completely inadequate dancing with these people,” she says. “It’s a community, and you’re part of the family and it’s all about supporting each other. And it’s something you can always be proud of.”
It’s a nice sentiment, but the reality is that she would be at home.
“[You’d be] just in a bubble with her. She’d have to step in for me,” says Markle. “As a dancer you have to be the leader to help other people.”
“I think it would be a little weird,” adds Markle, a 39-year-old actress and former model. “She can call me!