It looks like Meghan Markle is returning to the big screen

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    Words by Torey Cassidy

    The world shed a tear when Meghan Markle stepped away from her acting career, but thanks to media company Artists Rights Distribution, we are seeing the Duchess of Sussex return to the big screen.

    Yes, this is not a drill.

    The LA-based company has managed to pick up the North American rights for 2011’s The Boys and Girls Guide to Getting Down, written and created by Paul Sapiano and featuring a pre-royal Meghan as party girl character Dana.

    So, what’s the story? The film centres on a night of partying in Los Angeles. The characters offer tips and tricks on how to navigate the night without fully ruining your life. With tongue-in-cheek advice on subjects like approaching potential hook-ups and which substances shouldn’t be mixed, it’s safe to say that this isn’t Suits.

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    HRH on Suits. Meghan joined the cast of USA Network show, Suits on July 2011 playing Rachel Zane. Miss Markle has given an interview about her job on Suits. “I see Rachel as such a good friend, and when you play a character you love, it's so much easier.” She was on the show for 7 years and decided to leave after her engagement to Prince Harry. This was her last acting job before her marriage. She has also said that “I root for her (Rachel Zane); I'm almost like a fan. If I wasn't on the show, I would really love this show, because each of the characters are like someone you know. Rachel is like the ultimate best friend—who has a closet that I always borrow things from in my personal life.” Meghan was also very good friends with some of her coworkers and even ended up inviting them to her wedding on May 19, 2018 in St. George’s Chapel in Windsor Castle. She was especially good friends with Rick Hoffman, Patrick J. Adams, Sarah Rafferty and Gabriel Macht. ____________________________________________ #meghanmarkle #meghanmarklefans #meghanmarklestyle #meghanmarklefashion #princeharry #theroyals #royals #royalty #theroyalfamily #royalfamily #britishroyalfamily #thebritishroyalfamily #windsor #sussex #dukeofsussex #duchessofsussex #dukeandduchessofsussex #dukeandduchess #meghanandharry #harryandmeghan #princeharryandmeghan #rachelzane #suits #meghanmarklesuits #abc

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    Despite rumours of its release, it was made a long time ago, with Meghan actually landing her role as Rachel Zane on Suits after filming the project that also features Max Greenfield (New Girl) and Adam Pally (Happy Endings).

    Artists Rights Distribution is reportedly looking to distribute the film internationally at the ongoing European Film Market in Berlin, so fingers-crossed we see the re-release before the year is out. Considering, the last movie she appeared in was Dater’s Handbook in 2016; The Boys and Girls Guide to Getting Down will be received with a warm welcome.

    We officially cannot wait!

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