Skip to comments.Meghan Markle's 'Suits' co-star Wendell Pierce slams 'insensitive' Oprah interview
Posted on 03/10/2021 11:14:27 AM PST by CondoleezzaProtege
Meghan Markle's former TV father is not impressed with the bombshell interview with Oprah Winfrey that aired on Sunday. The actor, who played Robert Zane on Suits, slammed the interview as being "insensitive" due to it being carried out during the ongoing pandemic.
"Today, 3,000 people are going to die in America from Covid. A couple of hundred people are going to die, even this hour, in the U.K.," he told LBC Radio.
"It was quite insensitive and offensive that we are all complicit in this sort of palace gossip in the midst of so much death. I think it is insignificant."
He quoted a line from Macbeth with "full of sound and fury signifying nothing," before reiterating that he was criticizing "everyone" involved...
Pierce later took to Twitter when outlets reported his words as an "attack."
"I just discovered my words are being used as an attack. Well done, British Press. Clarity: The British monarchy is archaic in my American eyes. If slavery, colonialism and apartheid didn't educate you that they are racist, you failed history," he wrote on the social media platform.
"I was fortunate to tell Meghan personally I wish her all the best. Predicting this hellacious maelstrom, I also told her she would always have a friend in me. Because I had no interest in the interview doesn't change that."
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I think he is already walking his blunt words back a little bit. However, his first take on her ‘performance’ is still out there.
This guy probably got threatened with some kind of boycott or petty nastiness.
I loved Suits for Donna. WOOF WOOF.
My wife and I binge watched that show but I dumped it in the third season when it became a soap opera. One funny part was that I told my wife that I got the feeling her character was supposed to be the “hot” one, but I thought Donna was the hot one.
I had to say it very delicately, though. :)
I liked Mr. Pierce in his role as the buddy cop in the Nicolas Cage movie about the cop who tipped the waitress $1M out of his lottery winning. Not a good movie in general but the buddy cop was a very likeable character.
I enjoyed him on Suits and he is great on the Ryan show too.
He is a fine actor.
I like the Queen, she seems an honorable person, I don’t like the Monarchy but understand its place in British culture.
Meghan is a real beauty, the first time she did a scene on Suits I had questions if she was biracial, then the story line confirmed she was.
Markle had a real talent for being vulnerable in the show.
Of course now we know she is a complex person who does anything to get her way.
Bunk from the wire. Played that character well.
Pierce, IIRC, was in the Jack Ryan series on Amazon Prime with John Krasinski.
Don’t get me started!
My wife is a red headed Irish girl, btw, so that may explain it. :)
That didn't take long.
Is that sow still the Duchess of Sussex? I had thought she was stripped of all titles when she and Harry fled from England. Have they joined the Kardashian royal family yet?
He was good in The Wire.
In my experience most TV shows turn to crap by the 3rd season. A few exceptions by really talented people; but most people working on second-rate shows don’t have or aren’t allowed the creative vision to plot out a 5 or 6 season story arc. As you said they turn into melodrama.
He was good in The Wire.
Jack Ryan series as well.
Blah blah blah
African slavery? Indian slavery? Persian slavery et al- pick a group.
I enjoyed The Expanse through the end of the third season. It was an excellent ending. Now it’s like a bad sequel.
I think they are steeped in “make it up as it goes along” mode.
Mr Robot tied everything together awesomely in the final episode of the final season. So did Monk. And Psych, for that matter.
There was an interview???
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