Meghan Markle 'signs with major Hollywood talent agency'

Meghan Markle is booked and busy, with reports suggesting that the Duchess of Sussex has signed to a major talent agency in Hollywood.

According to Variety, Meghan has signed a deal with WME – which has celebrity clients including Rihanna and Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson – and will be represented by Ari Emanuel.

News of Meghan's deal comes after an apparent battle, with various agencies wanting to represent her since she and Prince Harry stepped back from life as senior working royals and moved to California in 2020.

As well as representing Meghan herself, Variety reports that WME will assume representation of Archewell – the Duke and Duchess of Sussex's content creation brand. As part of the deal with WME, Archewell is expected to explore film and television production as well as brand partnerships.

meghan markle 'signs with major hollywood talent agency'
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Despite her success as Rachel Zane on the hit series Suits, Variety notes that "acting will not be an area of focus" in Meghan's deal with WME, but there's certainly plenty of other skills she can turn her hand to. Last year, the Duchess went live with her Archetypes podcast on Spotify, in which she explored and "the labels that try to hold women back" alongside a string of high-profile guests, including Mariah Carey and Serena Williams.

Shortly afterwards, the Duke and Duchess went on to produce two docuseries with Netflix, including Harry & Meghan – which became the most-streamed documentary premiere in Netflix history, with 81.5 million minutes watched in its first week.

More recently, documents filed to the US Patent and Trademark Office – and seen by Cosmopolitan UK – indicated that Meghan is planning to relaunch her lifestyle blog, The Tig, which was often described as her "passion project".

Erm, we'll certainly be watching this space!

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