Melissa McCarthy spoke about how Meghan’s face ‘lit up’ when Prince Harry entered the room as they were filming her 40th birthday video last month.
Appearing on Lorraine on Tuesday, the actress, 51, explained how the royal asked her ‘is it weird if I’m juggling? As they filmed Meghan’s 40×40 campaign.
The Duchess of Sussex celebrated its milestone anniversary by announcing a new initiative to help women return to work.
Melissa McCarthy explained how Meghan’s face ‘lit up’ when Prince Harry entered the room as they were filming her 40th birthday video
Speaking of her cameo, Melissa, who was on the show with Chris O’Dowd, was asked, “Who’s a better juggler, Chris or Prince Harry?” “
To which the actress replied: “These are different glorious traits. It’s apples and orangutans. They are both my favorites.
Melissa went on to explain the Duke’s idea of showing off his circus skills in Meghan’s 40th birthday video.
40: The Duchess of Sussex celebrated her milestone birthday last month by announcing a new initiative to help women return to work
Appearing on Lorraine on Tuesday, the actress, 51, explained how the royal asked her ‘is it weird if I’m juggling? As they filmed Meghan’s 40×40 campaign
Funny: Speaking of her cameo, Melissa, who was on the show with Chris O’Dowd, was asked, “Who is a better juggler, Chris or Prince Harry? ”
‘You know what was so cute. I could tell he came in because we were talking and she said “Oh hi” and her whole face lit up.
“It was so sweet and genuine. And then he put his head down and thought, “Is it weird if I juggle?” And I said “yes, that’s for sure” and then I said “and outside the window?” “
He said “that’s what I thought”. I was like ‘are you weird and funny to boot? “. I love everyone who does something weird, so I was like ‘I take my hat off’.
The 40×40 video ended with “nonsense” from the recording session – including a photo of Prince Harry juggling in the garden, which can be seen through the window.
Joker: Melissa went on to explain the Duke’s idea of showing off his circus skills in Meghan’s 40th birthday video
Aww: ‘You know what was so cute. I could tell he walked in because we were talking and she said ‘Oh hi’ and her whole face lit up, ‘Melissa said.
The Duke of Sussex, 36, threw three balls into the air before dropping them to the ground.
Melissa is left in stitches, while a seemingly surprised Meghan said: ‘What is this? »Before bursting into another giggle.
The Duchess called on 40 activists, athletes, artists and world leaders to participate by contributing 40 minutes of mentoring to women re-entering the workforce, saying millions of women have been ‘hit hard’ by the Covid pandemic -19 and need help returning or returning to work.
The smooth flick was made in the same crisp Montecito study where Harry filmed his recent Apple TV series on mental health with Oprah, and Meghan sat at the large oak desk with a number of photos of her husband and her children. two children, a stack of strategically placed copies of Meghan’s children’s book The Bench and a distinctly British cup of tea and cookies.
Hilarious: 40×40 video ended with ‘bloopers’ from the recording session – including a photo of Prince Harry juggling in the garden, which can be seen through the window
At the start of a Zoom-style call at her immaculate LA mansion, Meghan told Melissa McCarthy: “It’s my 40th birthday and I have an idea. Because I am 40 years old, I ask 40 friends to give 40 minutes of their time to supervise a woman who is re-mobilizing to re-enter the labor market.
“More than 2 million women in the United States alone and tens of millions around the world have lost their jobs due to Covid. And I think if we all do that and we all devote 40 minutes to an act of service, it can have a ripple effect.
Melissa has repeatedly interrupted Meghan with jokes about other things she could do to celebrate her birthday, building on her royal ties to suggest a high tea party or a yacht party.
Meghan has written a statement of intent about her new 40 × 40 initiative on her charitable foundation Archewell website.
Comedy: Melissa managed to make her friend Meghan laugh by wearing different hats and outfits – often with a nod to Meghan’s brief period as a frontline royal
She says as she reflected on her 40th birthday and the many things she is “thankful for”, she was struck by how “time” is “one of our greatest and most essential gifts” , in particular “the time spent in the service of others knowing that it can contribute to incredible change”.
The Duchess has claimed that tens of millions of women around the world have left the workforce in the past two years, largely because of the pandemic.
But many were still in unpaid roles like caregivers and she said research showed fewer women than men would return to work early in the recovery in a pandemic.
Meghan added: “I think mentoring is a way to help women regain confidence and rebuild their economic strength, and for my birthday I asked 40 friends, activists, athletes, artists and leaders global organizations to help launch a global effort by contributing 40 minutes of mentoring to help women re-enter the workforce.
“With this time, I hope that they will each help someone to progress in their professional life on their own terms and I hope that they inspire countless other people to give 40 minutes of their time as well. “
Happy birthday! After announcing the new mentoring program, Meghan blew out the candles on her immaculate desk