Meghan Markle's recent A-list party attendance has ignited discussions about the dynamics of power plays in the entertainment industry.
When the Duchess of Sussex graced the red carpet at the esteemed Power Of Women gala last week, joining luminaries like Margot Robbie, Carey Mulligan, and Leonardo DiCaprio, the moment was unmistakably triumphant and carried significant meaning for all observers.
Meghan's unexpected attendance at Thursday's star-studded dinner takes on added significance.
The 42-year-old Duchess radiated joy as she expressed her delight at being back in Los Angeles, sharing, "We have so many exciting things on the slate. I can't wait until we can announce them, but I'm just really proud of what we're creating. My husband is loving it too, which is really fun."
Meghan's deliberate solo appearance donned in a casually elegant £1,250 Proenza Schouler gown, marked the initiation of what sources reveal as a 'strategic effort' to reintroduce her as a formidable presence in her own right.
Some perceive it as a strategic move aimed at quelling ongoing speculations suggesting that Netflix might choose not to renew its $100 million deal with the Sussexes when the contract concludes in 2025.
Such a decision could potentially signal a setback to their aspirations in Hollywood.
Eric Schiffer, the head of a prominent crisis management firm in Hollywood, commented, “It's clearly time for a relaunch of Brand Sussex, and Meghan's solo appearance speaks volumes about the direction they are headed.”
He added, “The past year hasn't been great for them. It doesn't matter to studio executives if you are a duchess or a doorman, it's about the bottom line, and Archewell needs a hit badly.”
Schiffer stated, “There was a lot of sympathy for the Sussexes when they first arrived in the States, but they have squandered that goodwill. Americans don't like whingers. We like a can-do attitude, and that's what Meghan demonstrated last week. She hit that red carpet like the pro she is and she worked the room.”
“I'm convinced that this is about positioning her as an independent, powerful woman who exists in her own right, not just as someone who is famous for marrying a Prince,” said Schiffer.
For the unversed, almost twelve months have passed since the release of the contentious six-part series, Harry & Meghan, by Meghan’s production company, Archewell Productions, on Netflix and they released Heart Of Invictus on August 30,2023.