Meghan Markle’s new podcast, “Archetypes,” is all about diving into “labels that try to keep women away.”
And this week, the royal family faced her own misunderstanding of the word “diva” when self-proclaimed diva Mariah Carey used the term to describe the Duchess of Sussex in real time.
During the second episode of Meghan’s new Archewell Audio and Spotify series, Carey said she sometimes uses the word “diva” to mean “laugh,” before turning the royal family into her own “diva.” ‘, confusing Meghan.
“I think it’s really important for people to remember that this persona could exist and yes, it’s about the ‘diva’ we can play,” Meghan said in a chat.
“I mean, it’s not something I connect with, but for you, it was a big part of you -” the royal began to say before the singer intervened.
“Meghan, you give us diva moments sometimes,” Carey said. “Don’t even act like…”
“Right? What diva moment do I give you?” the Duchess asked with a laugh.
“Visuals, a lot of them are visuals,” Carey said.
“Oh, that’s what it looks like,” Meghan replied. “Look, that’s the thing – I relate to it in a different way.”
“Well, I know,” the “Always Be My Baby” singer continued. “But let’s assume you’re not that pretty, you don’t have everything, and you haven’t had gorgeous ensembles often. You probably don’t get that much ‘diva’ stuff.” I guess.
At the end of the podcast, Meghan explained how she felt the moment Carrie described her as a “diva.”
“Everything was going great until that moment happened. I mean, it was really going well,” Meghan said. “I don’t know about you, but I stopped her when she called me a diva.”
“Of course, you couldn’t see me, but I started sweating a little. In this silent rebellion, I started writhing in my chair,” she continued.It’s not true! why do you say that? My mind was just spinning with real nonsense [Carey] It must have read or clicked to get her to say it.
“At that moment, I just kept thinking. Was My Girl Crush Quickly Ending? Does She Really Doesn’t Look At Me?” said the royal family.
However, Meghan explained that she eventually realized Carrie was paying her a compliment.
“She must have felt my nervous laughter. You all heard it too. And she jumped right in to make sure I was clear,” Meghan said. “She meant it as ‘chic’, ‘ambitious’.” “
“She meant ‘diva’ as a compliment, but I heard it as a dig,” Meghan said.
The Duchess of Sussex’s first Spotify project will have a total of 12 episodes. The first episode featured tennis icon Serena Williams, a friend of the former “Suits” actor.
Next week, viewers will get to hear from actor, writer and producer Mindy Kaling, who was featured in a clip at the end of Tuesday’s episode.
While not all of the guests have been revealed, audiences can also expect to hear from talk show host and comedian Jiwe Humudo, who was heard in a clip in the first episode.