As Netflix's The Crown moves closer to the present day, the number-one question on everyone's mind is who will play the current royals—specifically, who will play the family's newest addition, Meghan Markle. Lifetime's pick for its Meghan lookalike is Parisa Fitz-Henley, while The Crown's own Matt Smith made the problematic suggestion that Selena Gomez should step into the royal-to-be's shoes. On Tuesday, though, according to Variety, one of The Crown's executive producers, Suzanne Mackie, revealed a much simpler solution: "She can play herself."
Logistics aside, this is obviously the perfect casting choice. After all, before becoming engaged to Prince Harry, Markle was (and still is) a brilliant actress currently wrapping up her run on Suits. Like in real life, Markle's fictional counterpart Rachel is getting married, and her storyline will end as she and fiancé Ross embark on "the adventure of a lifetime." Which means, barring all of the countless royal engagements that are now her responsibility, Markle is free to join another show.
Of course, Mackie was probably just joking as Markle leaves behind her life as a glamorous TV star to become a star member of the British royal family. Not to mention, it would probably be just a tiny bit awkward to be playing yourself in the story of your own romance while your real-life husband is played by another man. Still, those of you who can't get enough of your Meghan Markle fix still have one last season of Suits to look forward to, and then, of course, there's the royal wedding. If you're still in need of some Meghan/Harry content after that, there's always Harry & Meghan: A Royal Romance.