Suits’ Meghan Markle

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As Dexter used to say, ‘Tonight’s the night.’ But we’re not talking about Dexter, we’re talking about Suits – the show premieres it fifth season tonight at 9. We couldn’t help but throwback to our interview with one of its stars, The Tig founder Meghan Markle (a kindred spirit and fellow food focused fanatic) – where we got her take on playing Rachel Zane…

On Rachel…

She is so intelligent, as well as being vulnerable, layered and strong-willed. I love finding the layers in Rachel, versus just playing a typical, one-note love interest type that is often written for young female characters.

On where she draws inspiration from…

I am inspired by the material the writers give us, as well as from the young ambitious women that I have as friends, that are looking for love, are in their twenties and figuring it out.

On discoveries in playing Rachel…

That I am pretty good at memorizing lines. I used to think I was terrible at it, but when you film a show every day, you flex that muscle memory all the time, and I am shocked by how natural it has become for me. Thank God!

On pre and post shoot routines…

I always try to squeeze in a hot yoga class or good run in the morning before work (unless I have a 5am calltime, in which case, I relish the extra sleep). And post work, you can generally find me in a bath tub with a glass of wine.

Read Meghan Markle’s full interview here

Try Meghan’s recipe for Grilled Halibut this summer.