Saturday 20 October 2018

Meghan Markle: I had to refuse being filmed in just a towel every day

Meghan Markle
Meghan Markle
Sarah Stack

Sarah Stack

HOLLYWOOD star Meghan Markle has revealed that she stood up to creators of her hit TV show and refused to be filmed in nothing but a towel in every show.

The 33-year-old said she finally felt empowered enough to stand up to the makers of ‘Suits’.

The model turned actress, who stars as Rachel Zane in the US show, told the One Young World conference women in music videos also need a higher value of themselves..

“In the show for example this season every script seemed to begin with Rachel enters wearing a towel and I said no, I’m not doing it anymore, I’m not doing it,” she said during a debate on gender equality.

“So I rang the creator and I was like, it’s just gratuitous, we get it, we’ve already seen it once. So I think at a certain point you feel empowered enough to just say no.

“I think it’s a challenging thing to do if you don’t know your worth and your value for wanting to speak up.

“When you’re an auditioning actress years ago so hungry for work, of course you’re willing do things like that,” she added.

“For me, speaking up and being able to say I’m not going to do that anymore, has been a big shift for me personally.”

Markle had been involved with the world of politics and humanitarian issues and recently attended a conference in Washington DC with the UN Foundation discussing gender equality.

She said the four day summit in Dublin – where up to 1,300 young people from all over the world are addressing issues affecting society – is amazing.

One World
One World

“I only wish we had more time,” she said.

“It’s amazing to see how empowered and passionate they are about these causes and this week the outcome is going to be incredible.

“More than anything I take away is I feel braver, I feel more energised and I feel we can really make something happen.”

McIlroy recently helped the actress undertake the fundraising 'Ice bucket' challenge in New York.

The '90210' starlet is just one of the inspiring figures engaging with the 1,300 delegates aged between 18 and 30-years-old, at the fifth annual event.

The theme for this year's summit is 'Peace and Conflict Resolution' and the delegates and ambassadors in attendance will represent 190 countries.

Other highlights during the day included Croke Park becoming an the historical backdrop for one of the summit's key discussions, a talk from Dr Martin McAleese to 30 specially selected delegates about the development of the Good Friday Agreement.

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