Meghan Markle has a supporter in actress Jameela Jamil. The pair sat down collectively for an episode of Markle’s podcast, and Jamil expressed her disbelief on the bullying Markle has gone by means of over time.
Markle, Jamil, and actress Shohreh Aghdashloo had a dialogue about activism for a current episode of Archetypes, and Jamil took the chance to level out the criticism the Duchess of Sussex has needed to face up to in recent times.
“It’s an unfathomable amount of sh*t that you take, Meghan. I can’t believe it,” Jamil said. “I fought back on your behalf for years before I’d ever met you because I was so outraged by the twisting of this, very normal, very kind, very civilized woman. That demonization just shows how afraid they are of you.”
She continued, “I’m so sorry you’ve had to withstand it. It has highlighted for us the intense unkindness, bigotry, and misogyny of our media. And I think and I hope and I feel faith that the tides are changing because so many of us are fighting back.”
The actress thanked Markle for her help in troublesome instances. “You have been such a sobering voice of unwavering support to me,” Jamil shared. “And people don’t know that you frequently reach out to women who are having a very, very hard time. You reach out to us. You don’t do it publicly. You don’t come to get any glory, but you privately reach out to us in our most lonely and desperate moments. And we need more of that in the world.”
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The pair additionally bonded over their supportive companions. Jamil has been courting musician James Blake since 2015. “He understands me, and he’s just an incredible human, an incredible friend. And I don’t think I could have withstood all of this without him,” Jamil defined.
“I know you have a very similar dynamic with Harry,” she continued. “When the four of us met that one time, it was a really sweet dynamic, with two very sort of similar relationships. It was very nice for me to see that you have that in your home.” Jamil and Markle have each weathered their fair proportion of public criticism and controversy, so it’s no shock they’ve been supporting one another over time.