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Real name is Rachel: 6 things you didn’t know about Meghan Markle

‘Suits’ viewers still mourning the departure of the newlywed royal Meghan Markle from the series. Through her marriage to the British Prince Harry, she finally closed the doors of the law firm behind her.

Those viewers now meet VTM, because from tonight they will broadcast the sixth season – Including Meghan Markle as Rachel Zane.

You didn’t know these six tidbits from Markle from ‘Suits’.

1. The secret agent followed Meghan Markle on the set

Real name is Rachel: 6 things you didn't know about Meghan Markle
Rachel Zane (Markle) in suits

A British secret agent watched over Meghan Markle’s safety during her shooting days on the Suits set. That’s what her fellow player Wendell Pierce said: “I didn’t believe it at first. But I turned around and suddenly an MI5 man was on the set”.

2. Meghan Markle’s real first name is Rachel

Real name is Rachel: 6 things you didn't know about Meghan Markle
©chose – Meghan Markle

Meghan Markle actually has a different first name than when she appears in the media. Coincidence or not, she has the same first name as her character Rachel Zane. The actress is officially called Rachel Meghan Markle, but she prefers her second name in daily life.

3. Meghan Markle revealed that she was wearing corrective underwear in “Suits”

Real name is Rachel: 6 things you didn't know about Meghan Markle
©Getty Images – Amanda Schull as Katrina Bennett and Meghan Markle as Rachel Zane in the sixth season ‘Suits’

Meghan’s character Zane is known for her stylish appearance and jealous wardrobe in Suits. But Meghan revealed that she wore corrective underwear under her tight pencil skirts: “People look at me as if I am always as classy as Rachel Zane in the series. But Rachel Zane from the series equals two hours with her and wearing makeup and corrective underwear.”

4. Producer Suits decided for Meghan’s engagement to write her from the series for years

Real name is Rachel: 6 things you didn't know about Meghan Markle
©USA NETWORK – Meghan Markle (Rachel Zane) – Rick Hoffman (Louis Litt)

Producer Aaron Korsh van Suits decided a year before Meghan Markle’s engagement with the British Prince Harry to write her out of the series. He told the BBC Radio 4 program that he had to make a decision himself: “I didn’t want to force Meghan on my questions about how things went between them and what her plans were. So together with the writers, I decided to take the gamble. If she had stayed and unexpectedly left, the only way to write her character from the series was to have her hit by a bus or something. Now she can still return”.

5. Romance Meghan Markle in Suits is a nod to ‘Friends’

Real name is Rachel: 6 things you didn't know about Meghan Markle
©USA Network – Patrick J. Adams as Michael Ross and Meghan Markle as Rachel Zane.

The screenwriters of Suits have incorporated a wink to the iconic series Friends with the name choice for their characters. According to the fans of Friends, Ross Geller and Green had to finish together, so the makers of Suits also created a memorable couple. They decided to make a reference to the nineties show with the names of the Suits couple: Mike Ross and Rachel Zane.

6. Suits wants to get Meghan Markle back one more time

Real name is Rachel: 6 things you didn't know about Meghan Markle
©RV – Meghan Markle as Rachel Zane in ‘Suits’

The makers of Suits hope that Meghan Markle will once again take on the role of her character Rachel Zane. The money Meghan earns with her passage would go to a charity that the duchess may choose.

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