The Duchess of Sussex, Meghan Markle, signed a mega-money deal with a huge talent agency, William Morris Endeavor - WME, representing Dwayne Johnson, LeBron James, and Serena Williams that marks the beginning of her very public comeback and will bring her tens of millions of dollars. WWE will also represent her and Prince Harry's content creation label Archewell.
The production of movies and television, brand Alliances, and general company developments will be examined; it is doubtful the former suit actress will return to acting as such.
One could say that the agreement is the Crown jewel for WME because other competing agencies have been vying for the services of the public figure formerly known as Meghan Markle ever since she and her husband, Prince Harry, relocated to California in 2020.
"We are honored to announce that WME now represents Meghan, The Duchess of Sussex, in all areas," shared WME in their social media announcement. "The agency will be focusing on building out her business ventures across multiple facets of the agency and its broader ecosystem, including film and television production, brand partnerships, and more."
The connection hints that Meghan wants to focus on her Enterprise endeavors. Her lifetime support for mothers, daughters, and women will continue to run through her professional endeavors. She talked about her goals for Archewell original content in a Variety cover story from the previous year (she and Harry are presently working on a deal with Netflix)
"So much of how my husband and I see things is through our love story. I think that's what people around the world connected to, especially with our wedding. People love love. I'm not excluded in that sentiment," Meghan said. "For scripted, we want to think about how we can evolve from that same space and do something fun. It doesn't always have to be so serious. Like a good rom-com. Don't we miss them? I miss them so much."
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have so far collaborated with Netflix to develop two docuseries, including "Harry and Meghan". With 81.5 million minutes seen in its first week, the series is the most streamed documentary debut in Netflix history.
A-top lists include Time Magazine's Most Influential People, The Financial Times' 25 Most Influential Women, and British Vogue's Vogue 25; Meghan is a recognized global icon who keeps bagging new awards.
It has been speculated whether Meghan would ever make a comeback to acting, but it has been stated that this will "not be an area of focus". The Duchess was a widely recognized Rachel Zane in suits and other hallmark films before she married into royalty.
On Deal or No Deal, she also made an appearance as a Red box model. The news comes days before Prince Harry will travel to the UK for his father's coronation, which will be held on May 6.
Following Harry and Meghan's controversial statements about the Royal Family in recent years, particularly in their Netflix documentary and the Duke of Sussex's memoir space, tensions are still high.