Prince Harry networked for Meghan Markle at ‘The Lion King’ premiere in July 2019, the place he chatted up Jon Favreau and Bob Iger. The newly surfaced movies coincided with a report that Meghan ‘signed a deal’ with Disney!
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Prince Harry, 35, noticed a chance at took it. At the London premiere of The Lion King in July of 2019, Harry and Meghan Markle, 38, bumped into the director of the film himself, Jon Favreau, and Harry didn’t waste the chance on idle speak. “Next time, anyone needs any extra voice-over work we can make ourselves available,” Harry excitedly informed Jon, who additionally directed The Jungle Book and boasted govt producer titles for a quantity of Marvel movies. Meghan took the stress off Jon’s shoulders with a lighthearted joke, saying, “That’s why we’re really here, to pitch.” Of course, this earned a spherical of a laughter, as seen within the video that surfaced months later, through The Mail on Sunday, on Jan. 18.
Harry wasn’t performed along with his spiel. “Anything like that,” Harry continued, however he did have one situation. “Just not Scar — That’s a no to Scar,” Harry teased, referring to the villainous lion in The Lion King. That quip even appeared to earn a smile from JAY-Z, who was standing close by along with his spouse Beyoncé, who sang an authentic tune, “SPIRIT,” for the remake’s soundtrack.
Harry was actually gunning for his spouse to get this voice-over job. There’s one other video of the prince placing his networking abilities to motion with Walt Disney Company’s CEO himself, Bob Iger, which The Mail on Sunday launched days earlier than on Jan. 11! “You know she does voice-overs?” the Duke of Sussex requested the CEO, to which the top honcho stated, “Oh really?” Harry pressed on, “Did you know that? You seem surprised.” Although Bob laughed, Harry earnestly added, “She’s really interested.” To that, Disney’s CEO stated, “Sure. We’d love to try.” Deal sealed?
These movies have scored Harry brownie factors throughout Twitter, since they coincidentally surfaced with a Jan. 11 report that claimed Meghan “signed a deal with Disney to benefit a wildlife charity” and that “it will involve the duchess doing a voiceover in return for a donation to Elephants Without Borders,” in keeping with The Sunday Times. Of course, that has led followers to marvel if Harry’s schmoozing at The Lion King premiere landed Meghan this reported gig (along with her superb performing abilities — her time on Suits is proof). Alas, this stays hypothesis. HollywoodLife has reached out to Meghan’s rep for remark, however didn’t hear again on the time of publication.
Whatever’s the case, Harry and Meghan are actually open to new alternatives now that they’re stepping down as senior members of the Royal Family! The duke and duchess made the shock announcement on Jan. 8, and Queen Elizabeth II didn’t waste time in forming an settlement along with her grandson and granddaughter-in-law. After holding a royal household summit on Jan. 13, Buckingham Palace introduced 5 days later that Harry and Meghan would quit their His/Her Royal Highness titles, repay the renovations made on Frogmore Cottage and can “lose public funds for royal duties.” So, cash constructed from a voice-work gig will surely assist with that loss!