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Meghan Markle’s former “Suits” co-star isn’t pleased.
Actor Wendell Pierce recently spoke with Britain’s LBC radio station and addressed the bombshell interview between Markle, her husband Prince Harry and Oprah Winfrey, in which the royals discussed everything from their family relationships to their mental health struggles.
Pierce played Markle’s father on the legal drama, having appeared in 36 episodes, per IMDb, while Markle is credited with 108 appearances.
During his radio interview, Pierce, 57, slammed the Duke and Duchess of Sussex for holding the interview in the midst of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, according to reports.
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“Today 3,000 people are going to die in America from Covid,” he said, per the Daily Mail and the Independent. “A couple of hundred people are going to die, even this hour, in the UK.”
Meghan Markle’s former ‘Suits’ co-star Wendell Pierce said it was ‘insensitive’ to hold such an explosive interview in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic.
Furthermore, he said that the former actress and Prince Harry’s interview evoked Shakespeare’s famous line “full of sound and fury signifying nothing” from “Macbeth.”
Pierce said he found it “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.”
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He clarified that he was criticizing “everyone” involved, including Winfrey, television networks CBS and ITV, Harry, Markle and the Palace.
The actor also insisted that the royal family shouldn’t engage in such matters, but should instead “focus on the throes of death that we’re in.”
Meghan Markle and Wendell Pierce in ‘Suits.’ (Photo by: Ben Mark Holzberg/USA Network/NBCU Photo Bank/NBCUniversal via Getty Images)
The royal duo addressed how racism has played a role in their lives, even claiming that a member of the Institution spoke with Harry about the skin color of his then-unborn child.
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Pierce, who has not spoken to Markle since 2019, said that despite race playing such a pivotal role in their “Suits” chacters’ storylines, he didn’t discuss the topic with her much.
“We didn’t have long discussions about it, besides what was in the script and what was happening in our personal lives,” he said.
Pierce later released a statement on Twitter in which he offered “clarity” after he said his “words are being used as an attack.”
Wendell Pierce released a follow-up statement via a series of Tweets. (Photo by Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images)
“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 said. “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.”
Finally, the actor insisted that he is “in no way … insensitive to suicide.”
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“Unfortunately my family has suffered the pain of losing someone to suicide. I never was interviewed by the Daily Mail and their story manipulated my words in a radio interview,” Pierce said. “As I told Meghan, I support her and wish her all the best.”
Back in 2018, Pierce revealed he shared one last special moment with Markle before she said goodbye to “Suits” following her engagement to Harry.
Markle and her husband Prince Harry discussed everything from their family relationships to their mental health struggles in a sit-down interview with Oprah Winfrey on Sunday.
(AP Photo/Frank Augstein, File)
Pierce told U.K.’s Telegraph he still “cherishes” one memory with Markle before they filmed the finale of Season 7 — the last episode they starred in together.
He told Markle, who appeared as Rachel Zane in the legal drama, that he was her friend “no matter where you are or what’s going on.”
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Reps for Pierce, Harry and Markle did not immediately respond to Fox News’ request for comment.
Fox News’ Stephanie Nolasco contributed to this report