Meghan Markle shares her hopes for daughter Lilibet as she opens up in new podcast
Meghan Markle has spoken about her hopes for her daughter Lilibet’s future while also revealing the reason she left Deal or No Deal.
On the new episode of her podcast Archetypes, which hopes to explore "labels that try to hold women back", Meghan spoke with Paris Hilton about the terms “bimbo” and “dumb blonde.”
While Paris admitted to leaning into the stereotypes to better her career, Meghan discussed how she thinks the word “bimbo” has negative connotations.
The 41 year old Duchess of Sussex explained: "I'd be curious to hear your thoughts on this idea because when I hear the word bimbo, I have a very negative connotation to it.
"I don't see that as an aspirational thing for a woman, I want our daughters to aspire to be slightly higher.
"I want my Lili to want to be educated and want to be smart and to pride herself on those things.”
Meghan shares children Lilibet, one, and Archie, three, with husband Prince Harry.
Also on the podcast, the former Suits actress admitted to leaving the US version of Deal or no Deal because it did not make her feel “smart.”
The Duchess of Sussex worked on the show as a briefcase holder from 2006 to 2007.
Meghan said: “Before the tapings of the show, all the girls, we would line up and there were different stations for having your lashes, put on, or your extensions, put in, or the padding in your bra.
"We were even given spray-tan vouchers each week because there was a very cookie cutter idea of precisely what we should look like. It was solely about beauty and not necessarily about brains.
"And when I look back at that time I will never never forget this one detail because moments before we'd get on stage, there was a woman who ran the show and she would be there backstage and I can still hear her.”
She says the unnamed woman couldn’t pronounce her last name and would repeatedly say: “Markell suck it in, Markell suck it in.”
She continued: "I ended up quitting the show. Like I said, I was thankful for the job but not for how it made me feel, which was not smart.
"And by the way, I was surrounded by smart women on that stage with me, but that wasn't the focus of why we were there and I would end up leaving with this pit in my stomach, knowing that I was so much more than what was being objectified on the stage.
"I didn't like feeling forced to be all looks and little substance – and that's how it felt for me at the time being reduced to this specific archetype."
Following her exit from the gameshow, Meghan went on to work on shows like 90210, Knight Rider, CSI: Miami and then Suits in 2011.
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