Once upon a time, Meghan Markle was an actress on a little show called Suits. Okay fine, it was a huge show and fans like me are still grieving her departure from the cast—(I get it, she’s “in love” and “busy working with life-changing charities”). So when a rumor started floating around online that the Duchess was being offered millions of dollars to take her blazer off the hook and play Rachel Zane for one last episode, I felt some research needed to be done.
So where did this rumor begin and what grounds does it have? The Daily Mail UK initially reported that Suits producers do want Meghan to return to the show, and that they’re willing to offer her a multi-million dollar paycheck—which she can donate to charity.
“No final figure has yet been arrived at but negotiations are likely to be opened in the very near future,” a source from NBC Universal—who owns the show—told the outlet. “I’ve heard sums ranging from two to six million being kicked around and that sounds a lot – but it would be one of the biggest marketing coups in TV history.”
The episode would allegedly involve shooting Meghan for a two minute clip in a new episode that shows her character Rachel Zane pregnant and living in the UK (sound familiar?). As far as whether or not Meghan would accept the offer, it isn’t likely. As part of royal protocol (and her new life as a prominent political figure), the Duchess isn’t even supposed to have an Instagram account, so appearing on a national television show seems like a stretch.
Sorry, Suits fans! We’ll probably all have to settle for seeing Rachel Zane working for children and women’s charities which, TBH, is even better than an episode.