It can be oddly easy to forget, given how much happens each week surrounding the Duchess of Sussex, that, well, at one point, not even that long ago, the Duchess of Sussex was Meghan Markle, working actress and lifestyle blogger. Meghan has 30 acting credits to her name on IMDb, dating back to a 2002 one-episode stint on General Hospital. While, of course, most famous for her seven-season run as a lead on USA’s legal procedural, Suits, Meghan appeared in a diverse range of films and television shows (as well as a now-famous run on Deal or No Deal).
It makes sense that, given her heightened profile, there would be a renewed interest in much of Meghan’s back catalog. Anti-Social, a crime drama she starred in that was released in 2015, for example, was re-released as a “special edition” on VOD in 2017, a few months after it was initially reported that Prince Harry and Meghan were dating. One of two of the Hallmark Channel films Meghan starred in—Dater’s Handbook—will be conveniently re-airing on March 11, likely just weeks from the birth of her child.
While it is unclear if the “Meghan factor” was at play in this particular new case, The Hollywood Reporter revealed Thursday that a 2011 TV movie starring Meghan, titled The Boys and Girls Guide to Getting Down, will now be getting a re-release, close to a decade later. The TV movie, directed by Michael Shapiro, and also starring Adam Pally (Happy Endings) and Max Greenfield (New Girl), is described by T.H.R. as a “tongue-in-cheek look at twentysomething singles clubbing and partying in Los Angeles.” The film was picked up by Artist Rights Distribution for North America.
In 2017, the Daily Mail—in, uh, very Daily Mail fashion—spotlighted this particular TV movie of Meghan’s, sharing some screen-grabs from her performance as a “party girl” named Dana, and asking in its headline, “What would the Queen say?” Well, now the Queen would be able to hop a flight over to the U.S. if she wanted and see for herself.