Matt Smith Said Selena Gomez Should Play Meghan Markle In The Crown And Fans Are NOT Happy About It
And they have let their feelings be known...
When The Crown star Matt Smith went on Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen to promote the new series of the royal drama, the former Doctor Who star ended up angering a whole bunch of fans from a bunch of fandoms.
The actors were asked by a caller who he thought should play Prince Harry’s new fiancée and Suits actress Meghan Markle if the series eventually rolled around to current day, and his answer was not appreciated.
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He answered: “Who’s that singer? Who’s the singer that goes out with Justin Timberlake? Not Justin Timberlake, Justin Bieber. Selena Gomez! She’s playing Meghan Markle.”
His co-star Claire Foy then replied: “You love Selena Gomez, no she’s not [playing Meghan Markle].”
To which Matt laughed: “She’s not.”
But the damage was done and fans took to Twitter to blast the British actor commenting that Megan is half African-American and half white and Selena has white and Latina roots. So yeah not the same.
One user commented: “or they could get a black actress. because, you know, meghan markle is black. and selena gomez isn’t.(sic)”
While another wrote: “Selena Gomez shouldn't play Meghan Markle on The Crown because Meghan is black and Selena is not, DUH!”
And some fans were just plain baffled: “Matt Smith (from The Crown) just said that Selena Gomez should play Meghan Markle on the show and I'm very confused...
Listen we're here for Sels being in ANYTHING but we doubt we’ll be seeing that casting any time soon then. Soz Matt.