Meghan Markle Returns To Acting With Disney Film “Elephant”
The world was taken by surprise when Prince Harry and his wife Meghan Markle announced that they are stepping down from royal duties.
The drama that followed that is far from over but Markle’s first non-royal job has been officially announced and it’s with Disney.
The film is titled “Elephant” and sees the Duchess of Sussex doing the narration.
Set for an April 3 release date, the film follows an elephant family’s “extraordinary 1,000-mile journey across Africa on an adventure that will change their lives.”
The Disneynature channel announced on Twitter, writing: “Disneynature’s Elephant, an Original Movie narrated by Meghan, The Duchess of Sussex, starts streaming April 3, only on #DisneyPlus.”
“Elephant” is a big deal for Markle as it is her first performance since she gave up her acting career to marry Harry.
After news broke that Markle and Harry were quitting royal life, word hit the streets that Markle is believed to have signed a charity voice-over deal with Disney.
Back in July, Prince Harry appeared to pitch his wife’s voice over skills to Walt Disney Company chief executive Bob Iger, saying Meghan was ‘interested’ in that kind of role.
The bizarre moment was caught on camera, and the Duke can be seen pointing to Meghan – who was engaged in conversation with Beyoncé at the time – and asking Iger: “You know she does voiceovers?”
An astonished Iger responds by saying “Oh, really?” before Harry repeats: “Did you know that?”
Prior to royal life, the actress was best known for her role as Rachel Zane in “Suits.”
It remains unclear if she would return to the series after quitting her official duties.
This week is Meghan and Harry’s last as members of the Royal Family, with Megxit in the diary for March 31.