Kevin Costner thinks that Meghan Markle won’t return to our TV screens any time soon – as Prince Harry won’t want to see her kiss someone else.
The Hollywood star, 64, who appeared on ITV’s Lorraine today, was asked whether he thought the Duchess of Sussex, 38, could still return to acting after marrying into the royal family.
He told host Christine Lampard he felt it would be be ‘hard’ for Meghan to dip her toes into acting again – especially as she’s now part of the royal family.
‘Why? Because if you’re Harry, he seems like a great guy, it’s like, that’s why I’m not married to an actress, I don’t want to see my wife kissing somebody. I’m like on Harry’s side,’ he joked.
Meghan appeared in US legal drama Suits as character Rachel Zane for six years but gave up her acting career when she started to date Prince Harry.
The Robin Hood actor added about Meghan’a situation: ‘I don’t want to be a person that’s ever limiting somebody, but there’s so much thought that goes into taking on, no.1 being a wife, and then being in this circle that I don’t even understand – royalty – it’s a unique spot.’
But the actor also added that a lot was going on away from the spotlight that the public couldn’t know about.
‘I think we watch it from across an ocean and sometimes we don’t understand exactly what’s going on.
‘She’s had enough attention for a lifetime now in a year,’ he said.
Discussing his own movie career, Costner reminisced about the possible sequel to the smash 1990’s hit The Bodyguard.
He admitted that the late Lady Diana was considered to star in The Bodyguard 2 in the 90’s, but plans never amounted to anything.
The Dances with Wolves star said Sarah Ferguson, Diana and Prince Charles’ former sister-in-law, was instrumental in getting Diana on-board with the project.
‘Something I always admired about Sarah was how open she was to that idea and how supportive of that idea (she was) and clearly how much she liked Diana,’ Costner said.
‘When we lost her, that was tragic. Incredibly tragic and private to me actually. I didn’t talk about, somebody else talked about it and that’s how that story bubbled up.
‘One of the things about Sarah, I don’t know if people know, she never once said, “What about me?” She never joked about it, never hinted at it, she was like all about Diana. It was really incredibly respectful the way she was,’ he said.
Speaking to PeopleTV in early July, Costner said that he, Diana and producers were keen on the project.
The actor first opened up about the possible movie in 2012. He said the plot would involve his character protecting Diana from crowds of paparazzi before their relationship turned romantic.
In a twist of fate, Costner received the first draft of the script the day before Diana was killed in a car crash involving a paparazzi chase on 31 August 1997 in Paris.
‘I just remember her being incredibly sweet on the phone, and she asked the question, “Are we going to have, like a kissing scene?”’ Costner recalled.
‘She said it in a very respectful … she was a little nervous because her life was very governed. And I said, “Yeah, there’s going to be a little bit of that, but we can make that OK too.”‘
In the same PeopleTV interview, Costner also praised Fergie, revealing she was the one who set-up a conversation between Diana and him
‘She was just so supportive of the idea,’ he said.
SOURCE: Daily Mail, Claire Toureille