Gugu Mbatha-Raw on playing Meghan Markle in The Crown

‘I’d be very flattered!’ Gugu Mbatha-Raw admits she would definitely ‘consider’ playing Meghan Markle in The Crown if offered the role as she stuns on Tatler cover

Gugu Mbatha-Raw has revealed she would be ‘flattered’ to be asked to take on the role of Meghan Markle in The Crown.

The actress, 38, said in an interview with Tatler that she would definitely ‘consider’ the opportunity if it arose, although no official casting has been made yet.

Gugu looked incredible for her cover shoot with the publication, posing in a sheer black dress before changing into a backless Grecian gown. 

Star: Gugu Mbatha-Raw has revealed she would be ‘flattered’ to be asked to take on the role of Meghan Markle in The Crown

Asked how she would feel if she was offered the role after fans tipped her for the part, she exclaimed: ‘Oh my God, that’s hilarious. I’d be very flattered; I’d have to consider it.’   

Although she has never come across Prince Harry and Meghan in Los Angeles, she added that she feels sympathetic towards them.

She said: ‘I wish them luck. It’s a tricky transition to make.’ 

The beauty went on to explain that in the US she has noted how charmed Americans are by the Royal Family. 

Beauty: Gugu looked incredible for her cover shoot with the Tatler, posing in a sheer black dress before changing into a backless Grecian gown

‘It sort of feels like a fairytale from an American viewpoint. I’m sure it’s not an easy life. And I’m sure we don’t know the half of it. But I respect it’, she told.   

Gugu will next be seen in the new BBC One psychological thriller, The Girl Before, which follows Jane who gets the chance to move into an ultra minimalist house  designed by an enigmatic architect (David Oyelowo). 

On her role, Gugu said: ‘I thought it had an interesting combination of style and substance. The mystery of it was intriguing and also, to be quite honest, it gave me the chance to work in the UK after a long time on hiatus [in the US during the pandemic]. 

Famous: The actress, 38, said in an interview with Tatler that she would definitely ‘consider’ the opportunity if it arose, although no official casting has been made yet for Meghan (pictured)

‘She’s driven and ambitious. I probably share that with her. [But] I feel like Jane is very restrained…I think I’m much more lighthearted and carefree.’    

In 2018 Mbatha-Raw was made an MBE for services to drama and she found out after a letter had arrived at her mother’s house in Witney.

She explained: ‘It had some sort of royal stamp on it. And I remember joking to my mum, ‘Oh, it’s probably the damehood.’ When I opened it, I was shocked. My mum was thrilled.’

Show: Gugu will next be seen in the new BBC One psychological thriller, The Girl Before (pictured in the first episode) 

To her surprise, it was Doctor Who that the Prince of Wales mentioned when he appointed her an MBE.

Gugu said: ‘I thought, ‘Oh my God, is Prince Charles a Whovian?’ He said he’d visited the set.’   

The Girl Before premiered on BBC One and BBC iPlayer at 9pm on Sunday, December 19. 

Impressive: In 2018 Mbatha-Raw was made an MBE for services to drama and she found out after a letter had arrived at her mother’s house in Witney

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