Years after shelving her acting career to marry Prince Harry, Meghan, Duchess of Sussex is reportedly desperate to make a mark on the silver screen.
It’s understood the Duchess of Sussex is super-keen to land a lead role in the second half of Kevin Costner’s four-movie Western epic, Horizon: An American Saga, due for release in 2024.
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Meghan and Harry recently visited Costner’s lavish California estate for a charity event raising money for first responders, but an insider told Radar Online that the former Suits star may have had other subjects of conversation in mind.
“Meghan is using the unbelievable new success of her long-cancelled series Suits, which is undergoing a revival on streaming, to convince Kevin she’s the key to his future success — and he’s listening,” the source said.
The insider claimed that Meghan was “pulling out all the stops” to convince Costner that she’s the right for the lead female role, as she believes “it will cement her Hollywood comeback in spectacular fashion”.
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“It’s the kind of part that could cement her status as a serious actress,” the source added.
“Meghan desperately wants a role in Horizon, because it’s scheduled to shoot another two parts after this production wraps.”
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It’s believed the Duchess has set her sights back on acting after a series of disappointing ventures since moving from the UK to California.
Her Archetypes podcast failed to gain much traction, while a Netflix documentary about Harry and Meghan’s exit from the bosom of the royal family seemed to attract more critics than supporters.
A role in Horizon could get her back in the good books with the public and reinvigorate her career, but is Costner keen?
Meghan Markle on the set of Suits. Credit: Instagram/Patrick J. Adams
“He wants this to be his biggest success ever and has all his chips in on it,” the source told Radar.
“He knows how much attention she’ll draw and is banking on her bringing more eyeballs to the project, just as she did with Suits.”
Horizon: An American Saga is a deeply personal project for Costner, who is co-writing, producing, directing and acting in the series.
Kevin Costner’s Horizon: An American Saga will be released in two parts next year. Credit: Getty/Instagram
“Horizon is incredibly meaningful to me,” he told People as production on the first half of the series began late last year.
“It’s really been the hardest thing I’ve ever done, but it’s exactly what I want to do.
“In my career I’ve tried to choose not based on what was popular.
“I made the films I wanted to make.”
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