Matt Smith who has transformed into Prince Philip for two seasons of Netflix's royal drama The Crown, knows acting like a royal can be a tough gig. During an event for Vanity Fair, the 35-year-old did not hold back, warning Meghan Markle's life will change drastically now she is entering the royal family.
"I feel sorry for her," he said before discussing the former Suits actor's soon-to-be marriage to Prince Harry.
"It's such a transition in her life, and it's such a huge thing to take on. Life as she knows it is gone. But hey, she's marrying the prince of Britain???how exciting for her."
Smith may be skeptical but Claire Foy, who portrays his other royal half a young Queen Elizabeth says Markle will continue bring change to the ever evolving monarchy. The actor cited that it was only 50 years ago Queen Elizabeth forbade her sister from marrying a divorced man.
"The monarchy will survive and thrive, because it's willing to change and listen to people and realise that some elements of the institution are outdated and unnecessary," Foy remarked.
During another interview, Smith who plays a young Prince Philip, also discussed with Foy who they would cast to portray Markle in the hit show.
Smith began fumbling his words leading host Andy Cohen on Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen to believe he was thinking Ed Sheeran should be cast in the role of Prince Harry.
"No, the singer who goes out with Justin Timberlake," Smith said, instead focusing on filling Markle's role. "No, not Justin Timberlake -- Justin Bieber. Selena Gomez!"
"You love Selena Gomez," Foy said to him.
Again when Foy made remarks of her happiness to Cohen, saying "It's amazing, (Markle's) an actress, so that's great," Smith was quick to quip, "well, she's not anymore. Her life's over."