Prince Harry, Meghan Markle love story gets cinematic treatment in A Royal Romance



Associated Press

Like Prince William and Kate Middleton before them, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are now getting a Lifetime movie about their relationship.

Actors Murray Fraser and Parisa Fitz-Henley talk about 'Harry & Meghan: A Royal Romance' which premieres in the US this weekend.

Murray Fraser and Parisa Fitz-Henley play the couple in 'Harry & Meghan: A Royal Romance'. It tells the story of the courtship between the British royal and American actress. 

"I can't imagine her being as interesting to people if she wasn't such a multifaceted person," said Fitz-Henley of Markle. 

"If she didn't have, for example, not just an interest in the arts but an interest in human rights and, you know, experience studying the arts, experience studying international relations. She is a dynamic human being so it makes for a really interesting story. 

"That for me is what drew me to playing her in the first place. I certainly, I looked at her and I thought I think there's a physical resemblance, but I wouldn't have been interested in playing someone who didn't have an interesting journey and I think hers is very, very interesting," she said. 

From the cast and crew to the script, Fitz-Henley says the story celebrates differences and offers a hopeful message.  

"You know we have a director Menhaj Huda, who was born in Bangladesh, grew up in England, lives in the US now. We had a female producer team. We had, you know, obviously diversity here. Everyone that was in the circle, the circle creating the story, felt like they wanted to reflect the hope that can come from people with differences coming together and it really made for, it made it feel like we were doing something important. 

"And I do believe like even in comedy and romance and things that are sweet and take you out of your life, you can still have an opportunity to think about things in your own life and take something from it. And I feel like that's what this movie does," she said. 

Officials have outlined plans for the May 19 celebration to spread from the privileged halls of Windsor Castle throughout Britain and the world, via television and the internet. Fraser and Fitz-Henley will most likely just tune in for the highlights. 

"I mean, coverage I think it's like five or six hours or something like that. I'll probably watch the highlight reel. I'll watch the best bits. I'll watch the I do's. I'll watch them walk down the aisle. Yeah. That's what I'll do," Fraser said.  

"I feel like the best bits are like watching what people are wearing," added Fitz-Henley. 

She continued: "But I definitely want to see aspects of it. I'd love to see the I do's, to be honest. I think that's probably the most interesting part to me because I feel like we've paid so much attention to them for so long it would be nice to see this come to fruition."

"Harry & Meghan: A Royal Romance" premieres on Sunday May 13 in the US.‎

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