Like most good things, we have Julia Roberts to thank for delivering us Meghan Markle the actress, who, in turn, became Meghan Markle the Duchess.
Back in 2017, Markle made a list of all of the women who positively impacted her life — including mama Doria Ragland – for Glamour. Lo and behold, it was Roberts that inspired Meghan to plunge headfirst into the wild world of Hollywood.
“She was the first person I saw onscreen and thought, ‘That looks like so much fun; I wanna do that,’” she wrote. “When I was younger, someone once told me, ‘You kind of look like Julia Roberts in profile.’ It was the best compliment of all time.”
On Monday evening, People approached Roberts at the New York premiere of her new film Ben is Back, with the news about Markle’s admiration. “It’s a great night for me!” she told the outlet. “But I am just going to be floating on that all night!”
Who could blame Markle for wanting to follow in Robert’s footsteps? The Oscar winner has built a successful career in Hollywood as a leading lady, most notably in the rom-com genre (which sadly, she won’t be making anymore).
The former Suits star ended up leaving the acting world behind in 2017 for life as a royal with Prince Harry — though, had it not been for her Roberts, who’s to say whether she would’ve found her way into Prince Harry’s heart? Thank you, Julia. Truly.