Meghan Markle may have left her Hollywood days behind, but it seems like Hollywood isn’t ready to let go of her just yet. The new royal made us bawl our eyes out at how incredibly romantic her recent May 19 wedding was to Prince Harry. Now that the craziness of the wedding has settled, something else from her past has come up — a cringe-worthy interview with ‘The Late Late Show’ host Craig Ferguson.
The interview was originally aired in 2013, at a time when Markle was very much a part of the television show ‘Suits’ that shot her to fame. She played the role of a smart, hardworking and fierce paralegal named Rachel Zane. In the interview, a considerably young Markle is seen being complimented for her smooth, hair-free skin.
As she sashays her way onto the set of the show, Craig greets her with a hug and a kiss on her cheek. Don’t be surprised to see a very different side of the Duchess of Sussex – she appears nothing like the demure royal we see today. “I was born and raised in LA. I’m one of the five, you can pinch me, I’m real,” she says giggling and holding her arm out towards Craig.
Poor Meghan and ew Craig Ferguson… totally hairless and catholic school girl uniform? Stop. Not to mention he didn’t let her get a word in edgewise. So sorry Duchess! #MeghanMarkle #DuchessofCambridge #cringeworthy https://t.co/bH7z6hK7ws
— Jen Here (@jen_h_here) May 24, 2018
The host doesn’t lose a second to reach out to her. In a moment that is honestly difficult to watch, he reaches out to Markle’s arm and touches her again before being casually creepy and saying, “I just wanted to do it again.” After that, he goes on to compliment her “hairless body”. “Strangely hairless body you have, you’re quite the dolphin aren’t you? You are absolutely hair-free. Are you a competitive swimmer?” he asks as Markle continues to giggle.
— HollywoodLife (@HollywoodLife) May 24, 2018
“It’s not easy being like this,” she said giggling. Craig went on to explain how competitive swimmers shave their entire bodies, to which Markle replied, “good.” The giggling never stops.
— Darrell Prichard (@DarrellPrichard) May 24, 2018
The already awkward interview got worse, as Markle went on to share a story about how she went to Catholic school. Craig picked out, unsurprisingly, only the uniform part of it. “I grew up on the set every day after school for 10 years. It’s a very perverse place for a little girl who went to Catholic school no less to grow up. I’m there in my school uniform, right…” she said. Markle was referring to the time she was on the sets of ‘Married… With Children’ where her dad used to work as a lighting director.
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Like the rest of the interview, she’s unable to finish her sentences before Craig chimed in, “Ohhh, yeah…” before turning toward the audience with a smirk plastered on his face. Then he said, “It’s a joke, it’s a joke!” and then he added, “Kind of a joke…”
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