Meghan Markle spoke about the struggles she faced during the early years of her acting career.
As we all know, the 36-year-old is known for her role as Rachel Zane in Suits. But when she started Hollywood, she felt like she was "not enough" to land a role.
Darling magazine recently unearthed an article in their archive, in which Meghan wrote: "I was in my early twenties, always trying to find my value in an industry that you judge everything you are not against everything you are. Not thin enough, not pretty enough, not enough ethnic, while being too thin, too ethnic, too pretty the next day.
"It seemed impossible to me and I spent my evenings eating my grilled cheese sandwiches and my cheap wine. There was a casting director, April Webster, who basically threw away all that there was TV in the movies for almost two decades (think Lost and Mission Impossible). I had never met her before, and during my very first audition for her, she stopped me in the middle of the stage and told me so simply: "You must know that you are sufficient."
"I was out of breath. Nobody had ever seen it, or maybe nobody had ever called me, but there in this little box of a room in Burbank, that woman that I had never seen me saw. My visceral reaction was to smile. To smile hard. Maybe it would keep the tears behind my draped eyes. "
Meghan went on to talk about the role that made her famous, adding, "Six years ago, I booked Rachel's role on Suits, called A Legal Mind at That was the fifth pilot I would have filmed.
"I remember hoping that this one would see the light of day. I would never have imagined that this show would not only change my career, but would also change my life – only in my journey to try to get what I wanted, to try to see my dream come true, I will learn who I am.
"That I would find out that I'm enough."
Now that Meghan is betrothed to Prince Harry, she is withdrawn from action to focus on her royal responsibilities. But we are so happy that she has learned its true value.