As if playing Meghan Markle isn’t nerve-wracking enough, Tiffany Marie Smith didn’t have a face full of makeup to hide behind.
The Duchess of Sussex is known for her natural beauty routine — like showing off her freckles on her royal wedding day – and the 36-year-old actress tapped to portray Meghan in Lifetime’s Harry & Meghan: Becoming Royal tells PEOPLE in this week’s issue that they stuck to that while filming.
“It’s the least amount of makeup I’ve ever had to wear on set, which was awesome,” Smith explains, adding: “When we did hair and makeup it was nice because it still felt like me, just a tweaked version.”
It doesn’t hurt that Smith could be Meghan’s body double. After Meghan and Harry’s romance went public, friends and strangers alike told her that she could pass for the former Suits star.
“I’d be going places in L.A. and more often than not, it was British people that would come up to me like, ‘You know who you look like?’ ” she recalls.
Around the time Meghan and Prince Harry became engaged in Nov. 2017, Smith was actually working in London— and unintentionally tricking even more people into thinking they had spotted the soon-to-be bride. Smith remembers being asked if she was Meghan while out for a run — adding that her L.A. Dodgers baseball cap and workout wear (the real Meghan hails from California and is a dedicated yoga fan) didn’t help.
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Even while out with friends in London, they noticed stares — and knew that people were mistaking Smith for the royal.
“I definitely owe them a drink for that,” she jokes.
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Source:: People.com – Royal News