It's an unsaid rule that you have to take royal Lifetime movies with a grain of salt, but there's one person who is not happy with their portrayal in the latest flick, Harry & Meghan: Becoming Royal. No prizes for guessing who.
You guessed it, Duchess Meghan's estranged father Thomas Markle has put in his two cents about the new movie declaring it "dumb fiction."
The film focuses on the royal couple, played by Charlie Field and Tiffany Smith in the lead up to the 2018 royal wedding and of course it addresses those paparazzi photos that Thomas Markle reportedly staged ahead of the big day.
But according to TMZ, the former lighting director has labelled the film as "awful and chock full of made up cr*p".
"I'm incredibly disappointed in how the flick portrayed us in the run-up to the royal wedding and feel personally attacked by the network," he told the publication.
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The film, which is a sequel to Harry & Meghan: A Royal Romance, aims to get into "the real human emotions of the story," says screenwriter Scarlett Lacey.
"We weren't just interested in the tabloid aspects. These characters are real people living in extraordinary circumstances at a crucial time in history."
In the trailer, we even catch a glimpse of Thomas Markle played by Bruce Blain as Tiffany Smith's Meghan tearfully tells him, "Daddy, you did stage those photos."
In another emotional moment, we hear Meghan say, "If I don't speak up before the wedding, the world is just gonna see me as a girl in a dress. I have to start living up to the person I want to be," Meghan says in the trailer.
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Thomas Markle famously pulled out of his daughter's wedding following the staged paparazzi photos scandal but then changed his mind and decided he would like to attend the wedding after all. However, the 74 year-old was forced to undergo emergency heart surgery to "clear blockages" and "repair damage" after suffering a heart attack in the lead up to the wedding.
Earlier this year, five of Duchess Meghan's close friends spoke to PEOPLE magazine claiming that Thomas never once tried to reach out to her via phone or text.
"The next morning when the car got there [to take him to the airport], he wouldn't get in. [Later] Meg heard he had a heart attack and she's calling and texting, even up to the night before the wedding. It was like, 'Please pick up. I love you, and I'm scared.' It was endless."
But despite the happiness of the big day and Prince Charles stepping in to walk her down the aisle, Meghan penned a heartbreaking letter to her dad to tell him how she felt afterwards.
"She's like, 'Dad, I'm so heartbroken. I love you. I have one father. Please stop victimising me through the media so we can repair our relationship.' Because every time her team has to come to her and fact-check something [he has said], it's an arrow to the heart."
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Now To LoveJan 17, 2020