They love her, they really do! Long before Meghan Markle even met Prince Harry, the actress grew rather close to her colleagues while filming the legal drama, Suits, in Toronto, Canada. Now, the main cast members will witness their longtime coworker walk down the aisle and marry Prince Harry at St. George’s Chapel in Windsor Castle on Saturday, May 19, and they are fully supportive of this royal romance.
Three of Markle’s former colleagues—Gina Torres, Sarah Rafferty and Rick Hoffman—sat down with Savannah Guthrie and Hoda Kotb on the Today show on Friday, May 18, ahead of the ceremony. They had rather sweet things to say about the bride-to-be, reminiscing back to when she first started dating Prince Harry, which came as a shock to, well, the world.
“I was like, ‘You’ve got to be kidding me!’” Hoffman, who plays the hilarious Louis Litt, told the hosts. “It was both of us in the trailer, like, ‘Oh, my God! You’re dating a prince!'” he said. “I was like, ‘Take it slow. Be careful. Don’t let him hurt you.'”
Gina Torres, who plays managing partner Jessica Pearson on the show, revealed she knew Markle was dating the royal long before it became public. However, there wasn’t more information beyond that. “We knew she was excited and there was reason to keep it close to the vest,” she mused.
Rafferty, whose character Donna Paulsen is close friends with Markle’s character Rachel Zane on the show, seemingly had more intel than all. “He’s lovely,” she said of Prince Harry. “They’re a great match.”
In a way, Rafferty said she grew close to Markle due to the longevity of the series. “We worked together for so many years on the show,” she explained, while joking they are all “sister wives” of some sort. “It’s such an amazing experience. We were with each other for longer than we went to college or high school with our friends. We became family, in a way; we’re still family. So, this is a wonderful family affair.”
Among the other castmates to be invited include Markle’s on-screen husband Patrick J. Adams as well as series lead Gabriel Macht, who plays the elusive and regimented Harvey Specter.