Meghan thinks she's as big as Michelle Obama and Oprah, says brother: 'But she's never going to get that high'
Meghan Markle's half-brother, Thomas Markle Jr, believes that the Duchess of Sussex will find her way back to Hollywood because she aspires to become as great as iconic celebrities like Michelle Obama, Oprah Winfrey, and Amal Clooney.
Since Meghan's rise to fame was her character portrayal of Rachel Zane in the legal drama 'Suits,' many have speculated if she would want to make her way back to the acting world once she and Harry officially quit the royal family on March 31 and are free to pursue independent avenues of earning a living. Speaking to Express, Thomas said that Meghan will “be back in Hollywood one way or other."
Although he has not been in contact with his sister for a really long time, Thomas claimed that one of the reasons that Meghan opted for Megxit was because she wanted to make her way back to the entertainment industry.
He said that her sister had everything — a life of luxury, the public spotlight and the honor of being a member of the royal family.
"So why walk away from it? You have to be, your mind is on something else, you are going somewhere else. She is going back to Hollywood — she is going back to Hollywood. She just wants to be in the spotlight all the time and that is what she is going to go for.”
However, Thomas rubbished rumors that Meghan would grace a franchise like the 'Avengers' with her presence. “I can't see her being an Avenger or something like that. No, I see her back in Hollywood one way or the other. I think anything that has to do with Hollywood, especially George Clooney and big A list people in Hollywood is attractive to her.”
When asked if Meghan had the confidence to “see herself up there with the Oprah Winfrey, Michelle Obama, Amal Clooney," Thomas replied, “She definitely has the insight to see herself like that but I don't think it's ever going to get that high. She has got worldwide popularity and everybody in the world knows who she is and that is the way it is going to stay. If she wants more she will just go and get more. I think whatever she puts her mind to she will get it.”
Thomas had earlier said in an interview that Harry and Meghan's decision to leave the royal family always "confused" him as he did not really see a big enough reason for them to do so.
"It’s like I was saying before who goes in there and just gives that up? It's like that is probably the highest thing you could ever achieve in your life, to be lucky enough to be part of the royal family and to just give it all up like that is just mind-boggling," he said.
He also said at the time that if his sister planned to distance herself from the royal family, following Megxit, just like she had done from him, her father and her half-sister, she will not be welcomed back home.
“That is up in the air and I don't know," he said. “When it is all done and said and over with, if it does go south she is going to turn to her family and probably not be welcomed with very many open arms.”
Back in January, a video from the 'Lion King' London premiere — which took place in July 2019 and was attended by Harry and Meghan — went viral. It showed the Duke of Sussex speaking at length with the Disney chief Bob Iger about his actress wife's apparent "interest" in getting involved in the voiceover industry.
In the very hush-hush conversation, captured on video by a fan, Harry can be seen gesturing to Meghan and telling Iger, "You do know she does voiceovers, right?" A surprized Iger responds: "Ah, I did not know that." Harry smiles and says: "You seem surprised. She's really interested," to which the Disney boss then replies: "We'd love to try. That's a great idea."
The event was also attended by A-list celebrities like Beyonce, Jay-Z and Elton John.