Meghan Markle and Prince Harrys Megxit movie branded cringe by Lifetime fan
Lifetime channels’ latest offering has left viewers in hysterics.
Known for producing over-the-top, badly acted and highly unrealistic depictions of celebrity lives, Lifetime movies seem to be the gift that keeps on giving as they released their latest depiction of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.
The trailer for Harry & Meghan: Escaping the Palace has already been mocked as being ”ridiculous” with its Z-list cast and hammy performances.
The film is supposed to examine the Sussex's controversial departure from the Royal Family in 2020.
Sydney Morton plays the duchess while ginger-haired Jordan Dean plays the hard done by prince.
With overly dramatic sound effects and peculiar British accents, viewers thought the trailer was meant to be a comedy.
During the 30-second clip, Kate Middleton, played by Laura Mitchell, sternly intones that those who marry royals “know what they signed up for”.
“Here, we value dignity above all else,” she says while flashing a copy of the enormous sapphire engagement ring that once belonged to Princess Diana and was given to Kate by William when he proposed in 2010.
Her Majesty, portrayed by Maggie Sullivan, is similarly frosty and villainous and states on camera: “The Monarchy will always survive”.
The trailer also includes a soul-searching Meghan growing more upset with the demands of royal life.
Lorraine Kelly takes savage swipe at new Prince Harry and Meghan Markle movie
She says: “I never thought this would be easy. But I wanted to make the Queen proud.
“Have I made the world's biggest mistake?”
Harry chimes in with: “I will do everything in his power to keep his wife and son safe.”
The stilted dialogue, including Prince William, played by Jordan Whalen, pompously stating “let everyone understand it, the Monarchy is at stake”, sent Twitter users wild.
“They managed to find 'z'class 'actors to fill the roles. All will be marked and go no further up the ladder”, one said.
Another scoffed: “Omffffffffg !! what the actual hell!! That is soooo bloody ridiculous.”
Even Lorraine Kelly couldn’t resist having a laugh at the trailer.
On her show, she said: "Crikey. It looks like the best comedy of the year, doesn't it? Daft."
She then laughed and said: "Is that meant to be the Queen?"
Lifetime has shared very little detail about the exact plot of the movie, only promising that it will offer viewers a fictionalised account of "what really happened inside the palace that drove Harry and Meghan to leave everything behind in order to make a future for themselves and their son Archie", according to Deadline.
A source told the publication: "It will detail Meghan’s growing isolation and sadness, their disappointment that "The Firm" was not defending them against the press's attacks, and Harry’s fear that history would repeat itself and he would not be able to protect his wife and son from the same forces that caused his mother's untimely death."
The latest trailer comes just weeks after the release of the first teaser, which saw Sydney and Jordan acting out several heated discussions between Harry and Meghan, during which the former was seen expressing his fears that his wife is being "hounded to death".
"I see you literally being hounded to death and I'm helpless to stop it,'" the actor tells his on-screen partner, echoing comments made by Prince Harry during his Apple TV+ series, in which he said that his late mother was "chased to death" and admitted that he was afraid of "history repeating itself" with Meghan.
A released date is yet to be revealed for Harry & Meghan: Escaping the Palace.
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