'Suits' Creator Said That Royal Family Wouldn't Let Meghan Markle Say 'Poppycock'
It looks like the British royal family edited Meghan Markle's court drama Suits without being named. Aaron Korsh, the show's creator, said that the royal family had some say in how the show was made when Meghan Markle was first dating Prince Harry. In one case, the Royal Family wouldn't let Meghan Markle say 'poppycock'.
Before she got married to Prince Harry, Meghan Markle became a big star on the show Suits. The show's author says the royal family didn't want her to say a certain turn of phrase.
In a new interview with The Hollywood Reporter that came out on Tuesday, Suits creator Aaron Korsh said he was told not to have Meghan say the word "poppycock" in her lines. The Duchess of Sussex, who is 42 years old, played Rachel Zane on the USA Network legal thriller from 2011 to 2018.
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[The royal family] weighed in on some stuff. Not many things, by the way, but a few things that we wanted to do and couldn’t do, and it was a little irritating. I remember one was a particular line of dialogue.- Aaron Korsh
My wife’s family, when they have a topic to discuss that might be sensitive, they use the word, 'poppycock.' Let’s say you wanted to do something that you knew your husband didn’t want to do, but you wanted to at least discuss it, and in just discussing it, you wouldn’t hold him to anything he said, you’d be like, 'It’s poppycock.'- Aaron Korsh
So, in the episode, Mike [Patrick J. Adams] and Rachel [Markle] were going to have a thing, and as a nod to my in-laws, we were going to have her say, 'My family would say poppycock.' And the royal family did not want her saying the word. They didn’t want to put the word ‘poppycock’ in her mouth.- Aaron Korsh
I presume because they didn’t want people cutting things together of her saying 'cock.' So, we had to change it to 'bulls-' instead of 'poppycock,' and I did not like it because I’d told my in-laws that [poppycock] was going to be in the show. There was maybe one or two more things, but I can’t remember.
In November 2017, she and Prince Harry announced that they were getting married. Shortly after that, the cable channel said that the seventh season would be her last. Even though season 9 of Suits ended in 2019, the show has come back with a vengeance this summer and has broken streaming records since it hit Netflix in June.
In 2018, Harry and Meghan got married. In May 2018, Meghan and Harry got married at St. George's Chapel at Windsor Castle. The show's creator, Aaron Korsh, and Sarah Rafferty, Rick Hoffman, Gabriel Macht, Gina Torres, Abigail Spencer, Jacinda Barrett, and Patrick Adams, who played Meghan's on-screen husband, were there. They stopped working full-time for the royal family in 2020 and went to California.
In his book Spare, which came out earlier this year, Prince Harry also said that the palace communications team "often advised" the TV writers on Markle's dialogue, "what her character would do," and "how she would act," which annoyed the TV team. He also wrote that Prince William and Kate Middleton, his brother and sister-in-law, were big fans of the show Suits. He called them "religious" viewers whose "mouths fell open" when he told them he was dating Markle.
The Royal Family decided that Meghan Markle's character on the TV show "Suits" couldn't use the very British word "poppycock." Aaron Korsh, who made the hit USA Network show in which Meghan played from 2011 to 2018, said that when Meghan was dating Prince Harry, the Royal Family would look over scripts to decide if things her character said were okay or not.
Korsh told THR that he wanted to use the word "poppycock," which means nonsense or meaningless talk, in one of his plays as a nod to his wife's family, who often use the word.