One of Hollywood’s most powerful figures has dismissed the Duchess of Sussex as an untalented announcer.
Jeremy Zimmer, who has led star-studded film careers for the likes of Benedict Cumberbatch and Damian Lewis, delivered his strong verdict on the former American actress’ talents after streaming giant Spotify dropped an £18m deal for her and Prince Harry after just one podcast collection . .
Zimmer, CEO of United Talent Agency, said he wasn’t shocked Spotify dropped the pair.
“It turns out that Meghan Markle was not a great audio talent, or no talent at all,” he mentioned.
Zimmer informed the Semafor website about the Cannes Lions competition in France. “And you know, just because you’re famous doesn’t make you good at anything.”
Despite sending a private letter herself, Meghan Markle (pictured) turned down Taylor Swift’s request to join her Archetype podcast.
Spotify pulled the plug on the deal because it “expected more content” from the Duke and Duchess of Sussex and their Archewell Audio staff, according to Variety.
Archwell delivered just one collection, a 12-episode Meghan’s Archetypes show over the past year about social stereotypes surrounding girls, and a celebratory 30-minute film in 2020 starring a handful of the superstar’s pals and their son Archie.
Archetypes was a tentative success when it was released last summer, and talks of a second collection are said to have stopped earlier than they were reported to. Spotify reportedly paid a whopping £18 million to announce a “multi-year partnership” to Sussex residents.
The Sussexes highlighted a joint claim between them and Spotify that they had “mutually agreed to separate”.
It was claimed yesterday that pop star Taylor Swift turned down an opportunity to appear on Meghan’s podcast despite the Duchess sending her a private invitation.
Jeremy Zimmer, chief executive of United Talent Agency, said he was not shocked that Spotify dropped Sussex Island
After Meghan sent her a handwritten statement, Ms. Swift’s rep dismissed it, according to the Wall Street Journal.
And while the pair’s £80million Netflix deal has only netted them a documentary about themselves and the collection Live To Lead, it looks like they’re about to delve into the world of Charles Dickens.
A prequel to his 1861 novel Great Expectations, which focuses on a character based primarily on Miss Havisham and takes place earlier than the novel, is said to have been engaged by the people of Sussex. Bad Manners will consider the character solid as “a strong woman living in a patriarchal society.” The current state is said to be improving, but all it takes is getting the inexperienced light from Netflix.
Harry’s Invictus Games documentary could be almost done.
Meghan and Harry attend the 2022 Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights Celebration at the Hilton in New York on December 6, 2022.
According to the Wall Street Journal, Netflix is unlikely to renew the pair’s deal when it expires in 2025. It discusses the problems stemming from the couple’s lack of experience as television producers and the difficulty of finding material that fits their model. .
A spokesperson for WME, who just recently signed Meghan, said: “The Archetypes team is still proud of the podcast they created on Spotify. Meghana will continue to develop more content for archetypal audiences on another platform.
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