Gina Torres arrives to Royal Wedding in red lace gown
Gina and Meghan starred in the hit legal drama together for seven years, playing managing partner Jessica Pearson and paralegal Rachel Zane respectively. While Gina went on to star in her own Suits spinoff called Pearson, Meghan quit acting to marry Prince Harry and join the Royal Family. Gina attended the royal wedding along with the rest of the main cast but the pair are no longer in touch.
Gina explained in an interview two years ago that, as an actress, she has worked with hundreds of people and cannot keep in touch with everyone.
She said she and Meghan were on “different trajectories” even before the royal romance.
However, Gina has said she has been “watching like everyone else” and cheering her on from afar.
In an interview with People TV, she joked with host Jeremy Parsons about Meghan’s royal role.
Jeremy said: “You may or may not know this, but your former Suits star Meghan Markle is now the Duchess of Sussex.
Gina quipped back: “I’m sorry, what? Really? I’ve been a little busy. I’ve heard rumours.”
Gina Torres pretended not to know Meghan had married a prince
Gina Torres being interviewed by People TV
She was then asked about motherhood, as Meghan had recently given birth to Archie.
Gina insisted Meghan would be “a great mum” and that it would be “a dream come true” for the Duchess.
Of course, Meghan and Harry have now stepped down as senior royals and moved to the US.
They have also welcomed their second child, Lilibet Diana, who is now two weeks old
Gina, 52, has a teenage daughter, who she said is “very proud” of her mum’s success.
Reflecting on why she and Meghan are no longer in touch, Gina told Glamour there was no particular reason why they fell out of contact.
Gina Torres and her former Suits co-star Meghan Markle
She said: “No, I’m not in touch with Meghan. There’s no story in why I’m not in touch with Meghan.
“What I will say is ‒ if I could offer a window into what it is to be an actor and live this crazy life ‒ when you’re an actor, you meet hundreds of people during your career.
“The public only sees the characters that are on TV, but there are hundreds of people that make a show happen.
“If you’re fortunate enough of an actor as I am, that has had a varied career, you can’t bring all those people with you.”
Gina is also known for playing the role of Zoe Washburne in the science fiction series Firefly and its feature film sequel Serenity in the early 2000s.
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Gina Torres at Meghan’s royal wedding in 2018
She has also appeared in The Matrix Reloaded and The Matrix Revolutions, as well as supporting roles in numerous TV shows including Xena: Warrior Princess, Gossip Girl, The Vampire Diaries, Hannibal, Westworld and The Shield.
With a long and illustrious career, she will have worked with a multitude of actors, crew and production staff.
She added: “There are people you have immediate and incredible chemistry with that you align with throughout the years, that are sustainable relationships.
“I enjoyed Meghan when we worked together. We had a great time as we worked together.
“We bore witness to a great many things in each other’s lives while we worked together.
Meghan and Gina acting in Season 6 of Suits
“But we were also in very different places in our lives and in our careers.
“Would she have been one of the people I would have had a sustainable relationship with years later if this phenomenon had not happened?
“I don’t know. Perhaps not, because we were on such different trajectories.
“And there are others that you do, and there are others that you don’t.
“It’s a no-harm, no-foul thing. I got to absolutely give her my love and my best and wish her nothing but happiness at the wedding, and that’s the end of the story.”
Published at Fri, 18 Jun 2021 17:02:00 +0000