Harry secretly met Oprah a year before joint documentary was announced – The Observer

Harry secretly met Oprah a year before joint documentary was announced - The Observer

In 2018, Prince Harry met Oprah Winfrey and a producer in a London hotel room. had a secret meeting revealed In an article by the Wall Street Journal that explores backstage at the Sussexes’ rise in Hollywood.

Monochromatic look, un and cocktail. Harry and Meghan in New York

A year earlier it was announced that Prince and the television host were going to develop a series focused on mental health, the two met for a candid conversation in that hotel room, with Harry revealing his difficulties to Oprah. Producer John Kamen later told production partners that the show’s format was seen in that moment of confession.

The documentary on mental health that brings Harry and Oprah together already has a trailer and opens this Friday

Nearly three years later, RadicalMedia’s chief executive officer will end the six-episode documentary “The Me You Can’t See,” which premiered at Apple in May of this year. Two months ago, a lot of ink ran into another small-screen conversation between Oprah and Prince: a controversial interview in early March.

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However, it is unclear whether Harry and Oprah met before or after the Duke’s royal wedding in May 2018 – a ceremony to which the presenter was invited.

Meghan’s connection to Netflix began before Megaxit

The meeting indicated how the Sussexes built up a network of contacts in Hollywood before stepping down as senior members of the British royal family in 2020. Also in July this year it was reported that Meghan’s connection predates Megxit. Added to this is the episode, from early 2020, in which Harry is filmed talking to the president of Disney about selling Meghan’s talent for voice work.

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After the meeting, Harry took part in a conversation via Zoom with the presenter about a documentary dedicated to mental health: first from the United Kingdom, then to Canada, and later to California.

Since the couple left the UK in 2020, Harry and Meghan have managed to secure lucrative contracts with well-known companies such as Apple or Spotify. The aforementioned newspaper writes that the deal with the Netflix streaming platform could cost around $100 million.

About the author: Will Smith

Will covers public and private tech markets from New York. He was previously a Knight-Bagehot Fellow in Economics and Business Journalism at Columbia University, and prior to that was a reporter at the Los Angeles Business Journal. He has received a Journalist of the Year award from the L.A. Press Club and an investigative reporting award from the Society of American Business Editors and Writers.

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