The Jamaican-heritage actress playing Tudor queen Anne Boleyn claimed that the British Royal Family failed to embrace and protect Meghan Markle.
Jodie Turner-Smith, 34, who was cast to star as the English monarch in the Channel 5 series Anne Boleyn, told Good Morning Britain on Wednesday: “There’s a lot of resistance to new things that can push that institution forward in a way that more represents the world today.”
The British actress, married to Dawson’s Creek star Joshua Jackson, continued, in comments reported by the Daily Mail: “I think they could have looked at this marriage and that relationship as a way to evolve.”
“They could have embraced it and embraced her fully, and protected her. And protected their son in a way that made him feel like he didn’t need to leave,” added Turner-Smith, who had said last year she did not want to raise her children in the United States