Harry and Meghan pitch top-secret Hollywood project

Опубликованно 23.08.2020 08:48

Harry and Meghan pitch top-secret Hollywood project

According to Variet y, sources have revealed that the Duke and Duchess of Sussex have been “quietly shopping an idea for a project around town”.

While the concept is still unknown, the couple reportedly took meetings in June and want to serve as joint producers.

The outlet noted that while the idea has been pitched to numerous media companies, the couple shopped their concept to NBCUniversal. Bonnie Hammer, the chairman of NBCUniversal Content Studios, knew Meghan, 39, from her years as an actress on Suits.

Both NBCUniversal and representatives for the couple declined to comment when contacted by Variety. However, a source close to the pair insisted that Meghan “has absolutely no plans to act”.

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The couple is keen to forge a new career in the US. Picture: Chris Jackson/Getty Images

Meghan’s first job since her return to Hollywood was as a narrator for Elephant, a Disney+ docuseries that premiered in April. The film benefits Elephants Without Borders, an organisation that protects elephants living in Botswana. That gig came after Meghan was spotted chatting with Disney chairman Bob Iger at the London premiere of The Lion King last summer.

A rep from the studio also declined to comment on whether Disney executives spoke to Meghan or Harry, 35, for their newest idea.

In 2019, Harry announced that he was teaming up with Oprah Winfrey for an Apple TV+ docuseries focusing on mental health. Most recently, he made an appearance in a trailer for Netflix’s upcoming documentary, Rising Phoenix, about the Paralympic Games. That movie launches later this month.

According to the outlet, it is unknown if Meghan and Harry met with Apple or Netflix to pitch their project.

They currently reside in Meghan’s native California with their son Archie.

In January, they announced they would take “a step back” as senior members of the royal family and instead work independently, splitting their time between the United Kingdom and North America.

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Harry and Meghan’s new home in Santa Barbara. Picture: Sotheby’s International Realty

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex said their decision came “after many months of reflection and internal discussions”.

“We have chosen to make a transition this year in starting to carve out a progressive new role within this institution,” the duo shared on Instagram. “We intend to step back as ‘senior’ members of the royal family and work to become financially independent, while continuing to fully support Her Majesty The Queen. It is with your encouragement, particularly over the last few years, that we feel prepared to make this adjustment.

“We now plan to balance our time between the United Kingdom and North America, continuing to honour our duty to The Queen, the Commonwealth, and our patronages,” they continued.

“This geographic balance will enable us to raise our son with an appreciation for the royal tradition into which he was born, while also providing our family with the space to focus on the next chapter, including the launch of our new charitable entity.”

This article originally appeared in Fox News and was reproduced with permission

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