Meghan Markle Shares She's 'Particular' But Says It 'Does Not Make You Demanding'
Meghan Markle is breaking down some stereotypes on the latest episode of her podcast, "Archetypes."
"I'm particular," Markle said, before sharing why it's important for women to give explicit directions to others. "A, I think a high tide raises all ships, right? We're all going to succeed, so let's make sure it's really great because it's a shared success for everybody."
"But I also know that I find myself cowering and tiptoeing into a room. I don't know if you ever do that," she said. "The thing that I find the most embarrassing [is] when you're saying a sentence and the intonation goes up like it's a question? And you're like, 'Oh my God, stop!' Stop whispering and tiptoeing around and just say what it is you need.
"You're allowed to set a boundary, you're allowed to be clear," Markle added. "It does not make you demanding, it does not make you difficult. It makes you clear."
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The Suits alum recalled always seeing the "angry Black woman" trope in every role at the time.
"I remember when I was auditioning, the idea of even Black roles, and I remember those casting sheets where the description of the character, she always had to have an edge or an attitude," she said.
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Last week, Meghan spoke out about her time on Deal or No Deal.
"There was a very cookie cutter idea of precisely what we should look like. It was solely about beauty — and not necessarily about brains," the TV star recalled in the latest episode of her podcast, "Archetypes."
"When I look back at that time, I'll never forget this one detail — because moments before we'd get on stage, there was a woman who ran the show and she'd be there backstage, and I can still hear her. She couldn't properly pronounce my last name at the time and I knew who she was talking to because she'd go, 'Markle, suck it in! Markle, suck it in!'" she continued.
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