Meghan’s on-screen father Wendell Pierce has revealed how he told the former actress before her wedding day to call him ‘if the fishbowl ever starts getting to you’.
Pierce, 54 – who played Robert Zane in Suits – explained how he shared a moment he ‘cherishes’ with the Duchess of Sussex before they filmed the season seven finale – the last episode they starred in together.
He said that he told Meghan, 37 – who played Rachel Zane in the legal drama – that he was her friend ‘no matter where you are or what’s going on’.
It comes after the actor previously revealed how he used to talk to his co-star in ‘code’ about Prince Harry on set when the relationship was still under wraps.
Meghan’s on-screen father Wendell Pierce (pictured in 2016) has revealed how he told the former actress before her wedding day to call him ‘if the fishbowl ever starts getting to you’
Pierce played Robert Zane in Suits, the father of Meghan’s character Rachel. The pair are pictured here together in season seven of the show
Speaking to the Telegraph, Pierce said: ‘We had a moment I cherish. I was sitting with Meghan in her wedding dress, as we waited for a set-up. We were alone. I said to her, “Your life is going to change.”‘
He continued: ‘It’s going to be amazing but I want you to know that I’m your friend, and no matter where you are or what’s going on – if the fishbowl that you’re in ever starts getting to you – you can call me.’
Pierce described how he shared a moment with Meghan he ‘cherishes’ before her wedding day in Windsor in May (above)
Pierce also discussed the racism that was directed at Meghan after he was cast as her father, after viewers discovered that she was mixed race.
‘Like gravity, [racism is] there, it exists. You should always be vigilant for it and prepared for it,’ he said.
The Wire star previously revealed that her and Meghan used to talk about her romance with Harry ‘in code’ on the Suits set so that gossip wouldn’t leak out.
Speaking on Harry Connick Jr’s chat show, he said: ‘We always talked about him in code really. You know, “How you doing?”, “Oh I’m going to London, coming from London’, whatever.”
While many of Meghan’s Suits co-stars attended the royal wedding at Windsor Castle in May, Pierce said he was ‘unable to attend’ the big day.
He played Robert Zane, Rachel’s father and a high-powered attorney, from season two of the legal drama.