You could argue that Meghan Markle studiously prepared for a life as a princess through her character, lawyer Rachel Zane on the popular Toronto-shot drama Suits.
Rachel is bright, but not brighter than her boyfriend Mike Ross (Patrick J. Adams).
When he’s got a big case she plays loyal backup. And, of course, she rarely takes credit for anything. Unlike the brazen Princess Diana, this future bride will not outshine her man under any circumstance.
“I’m going to help you kick that Mike Ross wannabe’s ass!” she says enthusiastically in an upcoming episode of the legal drama previewed by the Star.
Suits returns March 28 at 9 p.m. on Bravo after a midseason break. But after seven seasons, it has pretty much run out of plot and the inherent tension of the show has vanished.
The conceit of the series had a top corporate lawyer (Gabriel Macht) hiring fake Harvard-educated hotshot Ross (Adams). But Ross, a genius with a photographic memory and no legal training, has served time for practising without a licence. The jig is up when everyone knows Superman is Clark Kent as the show dissolves into yet another legal drama.
The real reason for watching Suits now, of course, is princess-in-waiting Markle, who’s to marry Britain’s Prince Harry at Windsor Castle on May 19.
The American actress might be fourth on the call sheet as Zane, but she is now the show’s best known cast member globally. And the most anticipated television wedding of the season will be Zane’s screen marriage to Ross.