Girl went from working in foreign affairs to being one smokin’ hot actress on the small screen. How’d she make the switch? And isn’t it great for all of us that she did?
Check out an excerpt of Meghan Markle’s interview on PlayboyDotCom right here:
Playboy.com: You used to work in foreign affairs at the U.S. Embassy in Buenos Aires. What convinced you to shift to modeling and acting?
Markle: I hated the idea of being this cliché girl who grew up in L.A. and decided to be an actress. I ended up going to school and doing a double major in theater and international relations because I was passionate about acting but also the world of politics. My senior year I went to Buenos Aires, initially as an intern, and they were short-staffed after the devaluation in Argentina — so I ended up with my own office and sitting in a motorcade with the Secretary of Treasury at the time! I came home for a holiday and a friend suggested I get into the industry. I gave it a shot and it’s working. [Laughs]
Playboy.com: What’s been the most challenging role you’ve had on TV or film so far?
Markle: It has to be, from playing a full arc, is playing the role of Rachel Zane. (The writers and creator) have created such a strong and complex female role. Past roles like recurring on Fringe — that was challenging just because of how physically strong I had to be, kicking down doors and whatnot. I will say working on Suits, I’ve tried to create a nice arc for where I see Rachel starting and where I see her going.
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Playboy.com: Last season of Suits ended on a major cliffhanger with Mike’s secret about to be revealed to Jessica; what happens after the break?
Markle: You know I can’t tell you that! But I can say that by the end of the first episode not all of the cliffhangers have been resolved. I think the viewers and audience will be happy with it. By episode two and three you will definitely see where things stand.
Playboy.com: We see a glimpse of Rachel getting frisky in the office. What are your views on office PDAs?
Markle: I think in an effort to save your job you would probably not want an office PDA. My only comp for working in an office was at the embassy and I’m sure frisky things go on behind closed doors — I just wasn’t privy to them!
MEGHAN MARKLE ON “SUITS”