Meghan Markle’s reservation about her future intentions suggests she “may be struggling to find her footing in Hollywood,” but an analyst says she may be working on a hidden project.
The Duchess of Sussex joined with renowned Hollywood talent agency William Morris Endeavor (WME) in April, which has previously represented famous artists such as Adele and tennis legend Serena Williams.
Her career appears to have temporarily halted when the £15.5 million ($20 million) Spotify deal she and her husband Prince Harry had since 2020 was terminated last month by both sides. Meghan’s Archetypes podcast series was being streamed on the platform.
The duo is still under contract with Netflix for £77.5 million ($100 million). Harry’s own Heart of Invictus series is set to premiere on TV next month, and it has been rumored that he may travel to Africa to record another documentary for the streaming service.
However, with no projects disclosed for Meghan since signing with WME in April, a public relations specialist has claimed that three months is a “longer period than is typically expected” to negotiate partnerships.
Kieran Elsby, the head of Media PR Global, told The Mirror that bringing Meghan to their talent agency will be a “major coup” for them, and that “It is good business to have her on their roster. It is also good for Meghan having a prestige agency.”
He further commented: “However, it’s been three months since the news broke and we’ve heard nothing since.
“This is a longer period than is typically expected for a new client to secure deals, which suggests that Meghan may be struggling to find her footing in Hollywood.”
“It’s possible that Meghan is still in the early stages of developing her projects and doesn’t want to announce anything until she’s sure they’re ready.
“It’s also possible that she’s been rejected from potential partnership deals, which could be demoralizing and make her reluctant to share her plans with the public,” Kieran said.
Meghan was reportedly considered for a role in a potential sequel to the 1992 box office success The Bodyguard last month.
However, the public relations expert believes Meghan will not return to our television screens as part of her next career move.
“She’s also said in the past that she’s done with acting,” he added, “and she seems to be more interested in producing and creating content.”
Elsby, on the other hand, believes Meghan has other plans in the works that are far from a return to acting.
“I think it’s more likely that we’ll see her launch a new lifestyle brand or start a foundation. That way she is in control and basically needs sponsors, which should be easier to find. The public relations specialist said.
“I think her charity work will continue as she has a strong passion for it, and also it is essential that most Hollywood stars have a charity to work and support.
“Of course, with Meghan anything is possible, she is ambitious, so she could surprise us all with her next move.”