Meghan Markle NOT Considered For Bond Girl Role, Despite Report

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By Andrew Shuster |

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Meghan Markle was never in the running to play a Bond Girl in the next installment of Daniel Craig’s 007 franchise, despite an inaccurate report circulating in the news. Gossip Cop looked into the claim and we’ve exclusively learned it’s not true.

According to The Sun, producers of the James Bond franchise had set their sights on the former actress after seeing her on the legal drama “Suits,” but her relationship with Prince Harry and subsequent retirement from show business ruled her out of the film. A supposed “film source” tells the British tabloid, “Meghan fits the role of a Bond girl perfectly. She’s glamorous and sexy and a good actress.”

The alleged insider continues, “The role more recently has gone to actresses deemed to be rising stars, and Meghan certainly was seen as that before her relationship with Harry became public.” The questionable source goes on to say that Markle was “on a shortlist” for the role alongside four other actresses, “but the minute her relationship to Harry came to light they assumed she was out of the running.”

“Her engagement effectively spelt an end to her acting career too so that was the final blow,” adds the dubious insider. Gossip Cop, however, is exclusively told by a mutual pal of ours and Markle that there’s simply “no truth” to the newspaper’s report. Sources involved in the Bond franchise also tell us the publication’s story is incorrect. Unfortunately, several outlets have already picked up and spread The Sun’s unsubstantiated casting rumor.

It should be noted, it was reported less than two months ago that there’s still no script in place for the currently untitled 25th Bond movie, so it’s illogical that the studio would be in the casting process in late 2016, which is when Markle started dating Prince Harry. Regardless, Gossip Cop can confirm that the future princess wasn’t almost a future Bond Girl.

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