Meghan Markle’s former Suits co-star, Patrick J Adams, has said that he is ‘too intimidated’ to contact her again. The 39-year-old actor, who played Meghan’s on-screen love interest in the legal drama, has said that “pure fear” prevents him speaking to her since she became the Duchess of Sussex. Patrick said that since Meghan left the TV show, watching how her life her progressed since has been “wild” as she became royalty and then moved to the United States with Prince Harry.
He said that there were moments when they exchanged messages and gifts when their children were born but admitted “pure fear” stops him picking up the phone and calling her. Speaking to the Radio Times, Patrick said: “Quite frankly, I think I’m intimidated. I have no doubt I could pick up the phone and call her at any moment, but I don’t know what I would say.
“After our children were born, there were some texts sent and gifts sent, but I guess I’m a little scared. I think it’s pure fear. I guess I’m scared about the idea of breaking through whatever walls exist to have that conversation.”
Meghan played paralegal Rachel Zane in the first seven seasons of Suits, departing the show before her May 2018 wedding to Prince Harry. The couple has since had a high profile exit from the royal family and both have complained about intrusion into their private lives.
Patrick, who is starring in TV space drama The Right Stuff, admitted it has at times been difficult watching his friend’s post-Suits life. He said: “Knowing what’s in Meghan’s heart and knowing how compassionate she can be, it’s hard to watch because you want your friends to be left alone to build their life together.”