Meghan Markle credits this A-list actress with her successful career

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  • And we couldn’t have called it!

    The past two years have seen Meghan Markle transform into a royal, becoming the Duchess of Sussex as she married Prince Harry just this year.

    With a very successful royal tour and a string of official events under her belt, a proven fashion influence (hello Meghan Markle effect) and a royal baby on the way, her transition into royalty has been seamless.

    In fact, it’s easy to forget that until recently, Meghan actually had a Hollywood career, starring as Rachel Zane in Suits.

    This week it emerged that the 37-year-old owes her acting career to a very high profile Hollywood name, and we couldn’t have called it.

    The actress that Meghan credits with her successful career? Julia Roberts.

    Yes, really.

    Back in 2017, Meghan made a list of all of the women who positively shaped her life for Glamour, featuring everyone from her mum Doria Ragland to Madeleine Albright.

    But a surprise entry on the list was Julia Roberts, who according to Meghan was the reason she got into acting in the first place.

    ‘She was the first person I saw onscreen and thought, “That looks like so much fun; I wanna do that,”’ Meghan explained. ’When I was younger, someone once told me, “You kind of look like Julia Roberts in profile.” It was the best compliment of all time.’

    And how did Julia Roberts react? ‘It’s a great night for me!’ She told People on Monday night at the premiere of her new film Ben is Back. ‘But I am just going to be floating on that all night!’

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