More than three years after ending his actor’s career for love, former “Suits” star Meghan Markle is back in the showbiz saddle again.
A new trailer dropped Thursday by Disneynature confirms that the 38-year-old, who married Britain’s Prince Harry in May 2018, talks about the upcoming documentary “Elephants”, due to live streaming on Disney + from April 3.
Mother-of-one Markle, who joins her husband to turn his back on royal life as of March 31, accepted and played the gig with Disney before the couple’s decision to break the Windsor family rally in favor of Megxit.
Despite taking leave from their official royal duties, the movie studio still hypes Markle as the “Duchess of Sussex” in the new promo clip.
The action “Elephants” revolves around African pachyderm Shani and her rambunctious son, Jomo, as their crew makes a pilgrimage hundreds of miles across the Kalahari desert.
They are led by their endless matriarch, Gaia, and face difficulties along the way as they follow their ancestors in a mission to reach a lush, green paradise. The challenges they face include brutal heat, diminishing resources and threats from predators.
The proceeds from the film will benefit Elephants without borders, a charity believed to be close to Meghan and Harry’s hearts.
This is not the first time that Disneynature has partnered with celebrities on the A-list. Meryl Streep and Morgan Freeman have expressed various projects, with profits similarly helping organizations that support wildlife and conservation.
Meanwhile, “Black Swan” actress Natalie Portman’s Disneynature documentary “Dolphin Reef” will premiere along with “Elephants” on April 3.
Meghan’s role in the film will hardly surprise fans who watched videos of her and Harry when I attended the premiere of Disney’s remake of “The Lion King” in London in July 2019.
A clip from the incident showed that Harry, 35, shared a brief chat with former Disney CEO Bob Iger when the prince hinted at the possibility of lining up a future job for his husband.
“You know she’s doing voiceovers,” Harry can be heard saying in the video.
The soon-to-be former senior royal, president of African Parks and protector of the Botswana Rhino Conservation, has concentrated much of his conservation work in Africa. He refers to the continent at his “second home” and visited it last October, where he and Markle conducted an official royal tour and filmed the documentary: “Harry & Meghan: An African Journey.”
The TV movie gave viewers an insight into the accident of the new parents, whose baby son, Archie, was born in May 2019. Asked how she was doing with the royal life and public scrutiny, Meghan famously told her interviewer: “It’s a lot”.
Perhaps, now that she has returned to the job she obviously loves – albeit not full time – she will find satisfaction.