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Meghan Markle keeps making headlines, and thanks to her Megxit in 2020 and her podcast, Archetype, she is now one of the most talked about women in the world. Recently, Meghan had Paris Hilton on her show, where she talked about why she quit Deal or No Deal, which was a very bad reason.
On Tuesday, Spotify released the latest episode of the Duchess of Sussex’s podcast, Archetypes. After starting the show, Meghan Markle said she was recently flipping through the channels on TV, “this, by the way, is a rarity when you have two children under the age of four,” she said, referring to son Archie Harrison, 3, and daughter Lilibet Diana, 1, and caught the show Deal or No Deal, on which she used to be a “briefcase girl” in 2006. “This brought back a lot of memories,” Meghan, 41, said.
Meghan Markle revealed that while Deal or No Deal was really not so much about acting, which she was pursuing, she was grateful to have a job to pay bills while she was auditioning. She said, “I had also studied international relations in college, and there were times I was on set at Deal or No Deal and thinking back to my time working as an intern at the U.S. Embassy in Argentina in Buenos Aires and being in the motorcade with the security of treasury at the time and being valued specifically for my brain. Here, I was being valued for something quite the opposite.”
The Duchess of Sussex further said talking about the show, “There was a very cookie-cutter idea of precisely what we should look like. It was solely about beauty, and not necessarily about brains,” Meghan said. She continued, “When I look back at that time, I’ll never forget this one detail, because moments before we’d get on stage, there was a woman who ran the show and she’d be there backstage, and I can still hear her. She couldn’t properly pronounce my last name at the time and I knew who she was talking to because she’d go, ‘Markle, suck it in! Markle, suck it in!’ “
The mother of two further revealed, “I was thankful for the job, but not for how it made me feel, which was not smart. And by the way, I was surrounded by smart women on that stage with me, but that wasn’t the focus of why we were there. I would end up leaving with this pit in my stomach knowing that I was so much more than what was being objectified on the stage. I didn’t like being forced to be all looks and little substance, and that’s how it felt for me at the time, being reduced to this specific archetype.”