*Wendell Pierce says he gave his former “Suits” co-star Meghan Markle some advice before she officially became the Duchess of Sussex.
The actor, who played Markle’s dad on the USA series, told British newspaper The Daily Telegraph about a moment he shared with her while they prepared to shoot her TV wedding.
Explaining he could see her relationship with Prince Harry was getting serious, he reassured his on-screen daughter that she could call him “if the fishbowl ever starts getting to you.”
“We had a moment I cherish,” he told the paper. “I was sitting with Meghan in her wedding dress, as we waited for a set-up. We were alone. I said to her, ‘Your life is going to change. It’s going to be amazing and I’m very happy for you but I want you to know that I’m your friend, and no matter where you are or what’s going on – if the fishbowl that you’re in ever starts getting to you – you can call me’.”
During the interview, Wendell also weighed in on the antics of Meghan’s father, Thomas Markle, who gave a tell-all interview to TV show “Good Morning Britain” in June.
“If you care about Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, then that should be first and foremost in your mind before you say anything,” he sighed. “If you love your daughter, just love your daughter. It’s not for public consumption.”
While the 54-year-old, who will next be seen in Amazon’s “Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan,” didn’t attend the royal wedding, he admitted tearing up during the ceremony while watching from home.
“I got into the details,” he smiled. “Meghan’s veil embroidered with flowers representing all the countries of the Commonwealth – that was cool. And, yeah, I shed a tear. It was a beautiful wedding, with a wonderful amalgam of cultures on a beautiful day.”