Second Video Of Harry And Meghan Pitching Voice-Over Work Surfaces
“That’s really why we’re here, it’s the pitch:” a second video has resurfaced of Meghan Markle pitching her acting skills to the heads of Disney.
Only days after the Duke and Duchess of Sussex made the shock announcement that they would be stepping back as senior royals in the pursuit of financial independence, it was revealed that Meghan Markle had signed a voice over deal with Disney.
While the specifics of the project remain hush hush at this stage, emerging video footage is believed to pinpoint the exact moment the idea was born.
We now know that during Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's appearance at the 'Lion King' premiere last July, they were doing more than socialising. They were hustling.
Following the first round of viral footage where Prince Harry tells Disney CEO Bob Iger: "she does voice overs," a second video has come to light. This time, Meghan Markle can be heard throwing her own hat in the ring.
Speaking with 'Lion King' director Jon Favreau while Beyonce and Jay Z listen along, Prince Harry states: "If anyone needs any extra voice-over work, we can make ourselves available."
Meghan chimes in laughing, "That's really why we're here, it's the pitch."
Prince Harry then jokes, "She'll tackle any voice-over - just not Scar," referencing the film's villain.
Meghan's Disney voice-over role is understood to be her first return to acting since becoming a royal. And there could be plenty more where that came from.
Addressing the couple's request for financial independence, Buckingham Palace issued a statement over the weekend. It was confirmed that the Duke and Duchess "will no longer receive public funds for royal duties."
According to the statement, the couple will also repay taxpayers for the $A4.5 million renovation to their home near Windsor Castle.
"The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have shared their wish to repay Sovereign Grant expenditure for the refurbishment of Frogmore Cottage, which will remain their UK family home," read the statement.
Financial independence does not come cheap, and these reemerged videos suggest that Meghan and Harry are extremely keen to have the Duchess return to her acting roots.
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