The Duchess of Sussex, Meghan Markle signs a voiceover deal with Disney to benefit the wildlife conservation charity Elephants without Borders.
Meghan reportedly recorded the voiceover for Disney before she left for her six-week holiday break in Canada.
Karey Burke, the president of ABC Entertainment hinted at the news last week during an interview.
“We have an office waiting for them in the animation studios building should they be looking to produce television,” she said. .
ABC is, of course, a division of The Walt Disney Company, Burke said.
Just three months before Meghan Markle recorded a voiceover for an upcoming Disney project, husband, Prince Harry, may have buttonholed the head of the entertainment company at a London premiere to ask she be considered for the job.
Harry, Meghan, and Disney CEO Bob Iger were together on the red carpet for London’s Lion King Premiere when an onlooker was able to catch the conversation on tape.
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This evening, The Duke and Duchess of Sussex attended #TheLionKing European premiere in London at the Odeon Theatre. In celebration of the film’s release, The Walt Disney Company announced #ProtectThePride, a global conservation campaign to support efforts protecting the rapidly diminishing lion population across Africa. As a part of their commitment to this cause, Disney also made a donation to The Duke of Sussex’s upcoming environment & community initiative which will be formally announced this autumn. The Duke and Duchess are committed to advancing conservation efforts across Africa and around the world, and working with communities to ensure a sustainable future for the planet. This evening Their Royal Highnesses had the pleasure of meeting the cast and creative team behind the film, as well as supporters of @africanparksnetwork, of which The Duke is President. Photo credit: PA images / Getty images – Chris Jackson
The Duke of Sussex collared the Disney chief and apparently touted his former actress wife’s interest in voiceover work.
“Ah, I did not know that,” Iger was taped saying. “You seem surprised,” Harry responded. “She’s really interested.”
Iger replied, “We’d love to try. That’s a great idea.”
this is the extended version of that clip (audio boosted) with Harry chatting up Disney CEO Bob Iger for a job for Meghan Markle as the Duchess chats up Beyonce and Jay-Z The event was in London on Sunday July 14, 2019. (that look 😲 on Susan Iger's face ) #Megxit pic.twitter.com/AzqjwsaoUm
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Later it revealed that Meghan Markle signed a voiceover deal with The Walt Disney Company for work.
In lieu of a direct payment, royals barred from working for money.
Disney reportedly made a donation to one of the Sussex’s pet projects, Elephants without Borders, a wildlife charity.