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Is Meghan Markle the Secret Author of a Juicy Anonymous Blog?

Even if the soon-to-be royal authored "the Working Actress," it would only make us like her more.
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Over the weekend, the Daily Mail reported that in addition to her lifestyle site The Tig, Meghan Markle once ran an anonymous—and now deleted—blog called "The Working Actress," which was active between 2010 and 2012. I'm taking the rumor with a huge grain of salt, given the story's lack of hard evidence, but even if the future bride of Prince Harry did write the excerpts published in the British tabloid, it would only make me like her more.

Yes, there's a slightly cringe-worthy anecdote about a chauffeur, but it's reasonable to be annoyed by a driver who drops you off at the wrong location, and much of the rest of the diary sounds like it was an honest look at the film world with the intent of helping young actors and actresses to navigate an industry where so much business is done behind closed doors and by word of mouth.

The author of these alleged excerpts describes the sexism toward young women in Hollywood in detail:

"As a guest star, I feel you have to kind of suck it up. They toss in a kissing scene for no apparent reason, they change your outfit from jeans to a dress the size of a loincloth," she wrote. "Sometimes it’s just part of the job."

She also shared a moment of condescension that she experienced while speaking to a casting agent.

"I find myself in this moment losing every ounce of patience. Not just because [the casting agent] is being ridiculously condescending... but because she gets away with talking to an actress that way. It blows my mind."

More broadly, the writing on this site tells the story of someone who had to work hard and to sacrifice for the success that they have, a commendable characteristic most people don't see in members of the royal family.

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"I’ve had to freeze my [acting] union membership, borrow money, work jobs that I hated, endure being treated like s**t on a set, kiss actors with smelly breath and cry for hours on end because I just didn’t think I could take it anymore," the author reportedly wrote.

"When it’s good, it’s f****** awesome. The other 300-plus days, it’s harder than most would think. Humbling. Grueling. Sometimes mind-numbing," read the site, according to the Daily Mail.

"But at the end of the day it’s all worth it. People often describe actors who pop onto the scene as 'overnight success stories.' Here’s the reality—it’s more like years of hustle... welcome to the hustle."

Kensington Palace has not commented on the clandestine website at this point, and I don't expect they ever will. But I can't help but think that if Markle was the woman behind the pseudonym, that knowledge would only shore up support for her.

While these writings don't quite fit into the buttoned-up model of what royal behavior has traditionally looked like—they're filled with curse words and are at times a bit bawdy—in truth, neither does Meghan Markle. But over the course of the past few weeks, it's been her unconventional style, be it a messy bun or the news that she'll give a toast at her own wedding, that the public has embraced the most, proving that change is just what a centuries-old institution needs to stay modern.

*This story originally appeared on Townandcountrymag.com
*Minor edits have been made by the Townandcountry.ph editors

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