Netflix shelled out thousands and thousands to assist Prince Harry, Meghan Markle dominate Hollywood

Meghan Markle has massive plans for Hollywood domination — however doesn’t wish to direct or act anymore, sources advised Web page Six.

The Duchess of Sussex will workforce up with husband Prince Harry to supply Carley Fortune’s “Meet Me on the Lake” for Netflix, as a part of their multi-million greenback take care of the streamer, Web page Six can verify.

The deal was signed previously few weeks — and regardless of preliminary experiences, the Sussexes didn’t purchase the rights to the guide, believed to be value round $3 million.

As an alternative, Netflix bought it for them to supply underneath their Archewell Productions arm, we’re advised.

The guide is “proper up their alley,” mentioned an insider.

The novel tells the story of a pair who meet of their thirties, simply because the Harry and Meghan did, and has a number of echoes of the Sussexes’ actual life — together with themes of childhood trauma and shedding a guardian in a automobile crash (much like Harry’s mom Princess Diana), psychological well being challenges and post-natal melancholy, which Meghan has spoken about publicly.


Meghan Markle and Prince Harry will produce Carley Fortune’s best-selling guide “Meet Me on the Lake” for Netflix.
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Plus, mentioned the insider, “They love love tales and rom-coms.” Certainly, the Sussexes famously wished to inform their very own “love story” of their 2022 Netflix documentary “Harry & Meghan.”

Web page Six has reached out to Netflix.

The couple have been restructuring their workforce amid the departure of prime producer Ben Browning, who was the top of inside content material at Archewell Productions and oversaw the documentary.

Web page Six also can reveal they’ve parted methods with their proficient senior vice-president of scripted tv, Nishika Kumble. She lasted lower than two years within the position.

The Montecito, California-based pair have been slammed after shedding their Spotify deal, with many gossiping they’re on the verge of shedding their Netflix deal too.


Carley Fortune with her book "Meet Me at the Lake"
Fortune’s guide is correct up Harry and Markle’s alley, in response to sources, because it offers with grief, psychological well being and love.
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Requested whether or not Markle — whose present “Fits” is at present topping the charts on Netflix — has missed Hollywood, a good friend mentioned: “I’m undecided you possibly can miss Hollywood whenever you’re one of the crucial well-known girls on the earth!”

One other Hollywood insider advised us, “When you become profitable in Hollywood, you’re taken severely.”

With Markle having signed with Ari Emanuel’s powerhouse expertise company WME in Might, a supply additionally advised Web page Six that she and Harry “have plenty of logs within the hearth. Manufacturing is one piece of the pie.


Prince Harry, Meghan Markle in their kitchen
Markle and Harry final appeared on Netflix of their docu-series “Harry & Meghan,” and have been busy restructuring their manufacturing arm of Archewell.
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“It’s not all completely formed by Ari — they’ve had the take care of Netflix for some time. Everybody has criticized them, however they now have the fitting workforce and imaginative and prescient in place and execution is occurring,” continued the supply.

“Meghan’s not doing a Reese [Witherspoon] or making acquisitions for herself,” the supply added, referring to the latter’s Hiya Sunshine manufacturing firm, which has turned a number of books into movie or TV tasks.”She doesn’t wish to direct or act.”

Somebody who is aware of the couple advised Web page Six that Markle needs to be like a mix of well-known girls: “A little bit of Reese, a little bit of Gwyneth [Paltrow, founder of Goop] a little bit of Princess Kate, a little bit of Gloria Steinem.”

As Web page Six revealed, Harry will journey to Africa for his personal solo documentary for Netflix, whereas the couple might be seen later this month within the Netflix documentary “Coronary heart of Invictus,” about Harry’s charity event for wounded warriors.


Ari Emmaneul, Sarah Staudinger on the red carpet at the Vanity Fair Oscars party
Markle signed with uber Hollywood agent Ari Emanuel and his expertise company WME earlier this 12 months, and is shut associates with Emmanuel’s dressmaker spouse, Sarah Staudinger (above with Emanuel).
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The couple will journey to Dusseldorf, Germany, in September for the following Invictus Video games, though First Girl Jill Biden has turned down an invite to hitch them, we’re advised.

A political supply advised Web page Six: “Harry and Meghan reached out, however Jill politely turned them down.”