Some of us may already be experiencing some form of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle fatigue. It often seems as if we cannot turn on our television sets these days without catching a glimpse of the famous couple. However, this crowd had better hold onto their hands because these two are about to get the small screen treatment once again….Lifetime style!
That’s right. Everyone’s favorite guilty pleasure channel is going to be providing audiences everywhere with their adaptation of this classic love story. While the film does not yet have a release date, it is expected to be released before the couple’s upcoming nuptials this May. If it is anything like the train wreck that was William and Kate? We have already got our hate watching pants on.
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The stars of the movie have already been announced. Parisa Fitz-Henley is best known for her roles in Midnight, Texas and Jessica Jones and she is slated to play Meghan. Murray Fraser has starred in Victoria and The Loch and he will be playing the role of Prince Harry. Of course, there is one obvious problem with these casting choices.
Meghan Markle actually has the chops to play herself but it is unclear as to whether she would have the willingness to do. In fact, a number of audiences were first introduced to her through the magic of Hallmark films. She starred in 2014’s When Sparks Fly and 2016’s The Dater’s Handbook. Meghan also played a pivotal role on the hit series Suits.
These casting choices are bound to inspire a fair amount of griping among those who consider themselves to be experienced royal watchers. We cannot help but to agree with all of the skeptics out there. Would it have killed them to cast an actor and an actress who actually look like the people that they are being asked to portray?
— ScottMarshallAgency (@smpagency) February 6, 2018
Oh well. If anything, we can always reserve our judgement for a later date. With any luck, this movie will be a major improvement on the William and Kate debacle that left so many viewers wondering why they had decided to waste their time. In the meantime, all of the royal family fans are eagerly awaiting the big wedding day. Hopefully, the good people at the Lifetime film department are able to do justice to this awesome couple and provide us with a cinematic experience worth remembering.