Will Meghan Markle win the Oscar she dreamed of since she was seven? The former Suits actress hopes her Netflix deal will earn her an Oscar
- Meghan has dreamed of winning an Oscar for 30 years since she was a young girl
- She now hopes that the new Netflix deal will fulfill her dream of an Oscar
- Harry and Meghan now live in a £ 11 million mansion in Los Angels
- Last week they announced plans to hit Hollywood with "inspirational" television
HOLLYWOOD HOPES: Meghan in a Halloween costume at the age of seven
The contract between the Duke and Duchess of Sussex with Netflix is set to make Meghan's ultimate dream come true – an Oscar.
The couple, who live in a £ 11 million mansion near Los Angeles, announced their plans to conquer Hollywood last week by having "inspirational" programs in a multi-year deal with the US streaming company produced.
Not only does The Mail on Sunday secure millions of pounds to fund her lavish lifestyle, but it can show that former Suits actress Meghan is hoping the deal will earn her an Oscar, her childhood dream.
"An Oscar is everything Meg ever wanted," said a longtime friend. When she was seven years old, she practiced her acceptance speech in the mirror with a hairbrush. She also practiced her signature to prepare for any autographs she would give.
“Her absolute dream was to reach the EGOT – the Grand Slam of show business – which has won Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony prizes.
“Your acceptance speech has been ready for 30 years. Maybe she can use it now. “The Sunday mail may also reveal:
- The deal includes an annual withholding of £ 2-4 million plus a "film fee".
- Harry and Meghan won't be able to use their royal titles for production credits
- Determined not to be Rent-a-Royals, they check out all Netflix ads
- The couple was assigned a company vice president to carry out their projects
The pair are pursuing a strategy developed by Barack and Michelle Obama, who signed a Netflix deal two years ago and won an Oscar for the documentary American Factory earlier this year.
Her American spokesperson described Harry and Meghan's plans as follows: “The focus will be on creating a wide range of programs on stories and topics that appeal to them personally – including highlighting topics that your nonprofit [company -] Archewell focused.
"Enabling a more compassionate and fairer world is not just something you do through your nonprofit, but a belief that you yourself represent and model that will prevail in this company."
Pictured: The Duke and Duchess of Sussex at Disney's European Premiere "The Lion King" in Leicester Square, London
Her production company, known as MWX Trading after her surname Mountbatten-Windsor, has yet to be officially announced, but is already developing nature documentaries and an animated series about inspiring women.
A source said it was "impossible" for them to use their royal titles for production credits, "otherwise they would be accused and actually benefit from their royal status that they had promised not to do".
Meghan's Hollywood team, including agent Nick Collins, attorney Rick Genow and business manager Andrew Meyer, negotiated the "Megabucks" deal after quietly touting the Sussexes around Disney, Apple and HBO.
Pictured: Meghan Markle as Rachel Zane in the first season of & # 39; Suits & # 39; during her acting career
Netflix agreed to the annual deductible for at least two years and provided sponsorship and support for Archewell, named after their son Archie, who is now 15 months old.
The couple has demanded control of all advertising for their work. "Harry and Meghan are not going to be royals for the red carpet," a source said. “They'll network with power players, but they want to be in complete control. They won't be forced to do something they don't want to.
"It's a win-win situation as Netflix has the biggest pockets, but also has a problem taking it seriously." Harry and Meghan bring prestige – they get a lot of money for it. "
Buckingham Palace, which will be reviewing the Sussexes' separation from the family next year, will be keeping a close eye on the couple keeping their promise that "everything they do will continue to uphold Her Majesty's values".