Before Meghan Markle dominated the tabloid headlines as the Duchess of Sussex, she was known for her work on USA Network’s legal drama Suits. She portrayed the character of Rachel Zane for seven seasons and then announced that she would not be returning to the show after she got engaged to Prince Harry. While she decided to step down, her association with the royal family still influenced the series.
The show’s creator, Aaron Korsh, shared during a recent interview that the royal family did not want Markle to say a specific word as Rachel Zane after they somehow got hold of the show’s script.
Meghan Markle Was Prohibited From Saying a Specific Word on Suits
During a recent interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Suits creator Aaron Korsh revealed how Meghan Markle‘s royal ties impacted the legal drama. He shared that while the royal family did not get involved with many things, they still “weighed in on some stuff.”
“Not many things, by the way, but a few things that we wanted to do and couldn’t do, and it was a little irritating,” he said. The producer shared that the monarchy did not want the Duchess of Sussex to say a specific word that was meant to be a shoutout to his in-laws.
The word was “poppycock.” He explained that in one of the scenes between Rachel and Mike, Rachel was supposed to say, “My family would say poppycock.” While the reason behind that is unclear, Aaron Korsh presumed that it could be because they “didn’t want people cutting things together of her saying ‘co*k'”
The word “poppycock” was later replaced with “bullsh*t.” The showrunner has said that he was not very pleased with the idea. “I did not like it because I’d told my in-laws that [poppycock] was going to be in the show,” he said, noting that he has no idea how the royal family got the script of the show.
Aaron Korsh on Suits‘ Surprise Resurgence on Netflix
The legal drama starring Meghan Markle, Gabriel Macht, and Patrick J. Adams has been dominating the streaming charts since it arrived on Netflix. There have been several discussions surrounding its surprise resurgence. And the showrunner Aaron Korsh also shared his take on the same during his recent interview.
He attributed the surge in viewership to a number of factors, including the curiosity surrounding the Duchess of Sussex. He told The Hollywood Reporter,
“I think why people are tuning into it is a combination of that TikTok thing, there’s no doubt that there’s some curiosity about Meghan [Markle], and then Netflix knows how to entice you to watch a television show, and then that builds on itself.”
However, he also stated that the series features relatable characters that many can either relate to or aspire to be. Further into the interview, he also said that its tonal balance with drama and humor could also be the reason for its appeal among the audience.
Suits is available on Netflix and Peacock.