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Unearthed: The Late Larry King Interviews Meghan Markle Before Her Duchess Days To Discuss Feminism — Watch

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Jan. 26 2021, Published 5:31 p.m. ET

Duchess of Sussex Meghan Markle — who was just an actress at the time — sat down with the late Larry King years before he died on Saturday, January 23, at 87 years old. The 2013 and 2016 interviews were brought to light following the tragic news of the iconic show host's passing after he contracted the novel COVID-19 virus.

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In 2013, the Hollywood star and her costar Patrick J. Adams appeared on Larry King Live to discuss the third season of Suits — which took place three years before she met Prince Harry and five years before they wed. 

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King left the Duchess speechless for a moment after he asked Markle if her character, Rachel Zane, was seductive on screen. After taking a pause, she responded: "I don't know, do you think so, Larry?" King joked that it was "just a comment" before Markle laughed and moved on with the interview. 

"The sexiness of the show and the intrigue of the show is the fact that these characters are so layered and people really relate to them," Markle added.

Although the mother-of-one said she considered leaving the entertainment industry at a point in time, Markle admitted how grateful she was for the role "because some people are trying to do this for 20 years and [are] still waiting tables.

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"This feels like a slow burn, but really doing this for six, seven years and then having a show like this with this level of success is crazy," she added. "Someone said to me a long time ago, don't give it five minutes if you're not going to give it five years. On that five year mark, I was really eager."

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Three years later, Markle joined King once more to discuss her former lifestyle website, The Tig, and her work with UN Women. The actress turned royal said she had a "personal experience" with the gender age gap and recalled a time when she got a dish soap company to change their prejudice commercial after writing them a letter at age 11. 

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"Do you think your looks affect your advocacy?" the host asked. "You're not the average American woman, Meghan, admit it."

"I would like to think that I am..." Markle tried to respond before King interrupted: "You're not."

"No matter what you look like, you should be taken seriously," the Duchess responded. "For me, also, I think it's really great to be a feminist and to be feminine."

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