Lorraine Kelly has blasted the latest Lifetime movie depicting Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s interview with Oprah Winfrey, saying the dramatised film ‘looks hideous’.
Harry & Meghan: Escaping The Palace is set to air on Lifetime in the US this month, starring Sydney Morton as the Duchess of Sussex and Jordan Dean as the Duke of Sussex.
The movie is a sequel to Harry & Meghan: A Royal Romance and Harry & Meghan: Becoming Royal, which both starred different actors as the titular characters.
On Thursday’s edition of Lorraine, the TV presenter was joined by LA correspondent Ross King to discuss the latest goings-on from Tinseltown, including the corny trailer for the new Meghan and Harry-based film, which focuses on the couple’s decision to step down as senior members of the royal family and move to the US with their son Archie.
After watching the teaser and a clip of Sydney talking about how she would watch bloopers of Meghan on the set of Suits to get a sense of what she’s naturally like behind the scenes, Lorraine couldn’t hide her scorn.
As the camera cut back to the ITV studio, Lorraine could be seen biting her lip anxiously.
‘Oh god love them. That looks hideous,’ she said bluntly, as she and Ross burst into laughter.
Lorraine added: ‘As if their life’s not insane enough, they’ve got that! What a blinking shame.’
While it focuses on the Sussexes, the Lifetime movie also includes actors starring as other members of the royal family, including the Queen and Kate Middleton.
In the official synopsis for the movie, it teased that Harry & Meghan: Escaping the Palace ‘will also reveal the private family feuds between Will and Harry, Kate and Meghan, and Harry with Will and Charles, that lead to the ultimate break from the royal ties’.
People on social media have been sharing their bemused reactions to the sneak peeks at the film, with one person saying they think it looks ‘delightfully ridiculous’.
Prince Harry made a surprise virtual appearance at the GQ Men of the Year Awards on Wednesday evening, delivering a speech in which he criticised anti-vaxxers who ‘peddle lies and fears’.
His appearance came shortly after Ofcom ruled that Piers Morgan didn’t break the broadcasting code with his remarks about Meghan’s comments from her interview with Oprah Winfrey earlier this year.
Lorraine airs weekdays at 9am on ITV.