Meghan Markle tackled the issue of “living outside the labels we’re given by society” in the latest installment of her podcast series, Archetype.
Titled ‘Beyond the Archetype: Human, Being’, the Duchess of Sussex was joined by Sex and The City author Candace Bushell and actress Michaela Jae Rodriguez in the episode released today.
After playing a clip from the HBO series based on Ms Bushell’s books, the Duchess of Sussex said: “These iconic characters – Carrie, Miranda, Samantha, Charlotte and Carris’s will-they-won’t-they love interest Mr Big – these were all based on composites of people in Candace’s real-life social circle in New York.
“Carrie, the mid-30s journalist chasing love and success, she was inspired by Candace’s own life. And Samantha, the very provocative bon vivant, was one of her long-time friends.
“And through her column, Candace introduced a fresh, modern lens on femininity and also just what it meant for her and for her circle of friends to be a woman, to be a single woman, to be a woman trying to date, to discover , to explore, to self-discover in New York.”
Meghan continued: “Candace’s writing still holds up today, it still feels boundless today. And in her recent novel and one-woman show, Is There Still Sex in the City?, she continued to peel back the layers of what women can be in all stages of life.”
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