Windsor Square Producer Michele Weiss Completes Movie “Harry & Meghan: A Royal Romance” in Time for Royal Wedding

Michele Weiss, right with her producing partner Meredith Finn, talked to CNN about their movie recounting the romance of Meghan Markle and Prince Harry

Just in time for this weekend’s royal wedding, producer and Windsor Square resident Michele Weiss completed her movie on the romance of Meghan Markle and Prince Harry for the Lifetime television network. This is the third movie Weiss and her producing partner, Meredith Finn, have completed for the network.

“This time, they came to us,” explained Weiss. “On the day the engagement was announced, Lifetime assembled a team and we got started so we could complete the movie in time.” The movie ” Harry & Meghan: A Royal Romance,” aired Sunday and is generating “tremendous buzz,” according to Weiss.

Aside from catching grief about the actor cast as Prince William, Weiss told the Buzz that social media loves the movie. It won’t disappoint the typical Lifetime viewer, but it also doesn’t shy away from trying to address the racial implications of the upcoming royal marriage.

Weiss credits the actor,s who are very good and believable — it takes a moment to realize they are not actually Markle and Prince Harry when you see the montage of clips at the end of the movie. Weiss also credits the writers for the film’s success. Scarlett Lacey, also a staff writer on MTV’s “The Royals,” has a historical connection. Her father,  Robert Lacey, is a well- known British historian and biographer, who served as a consultant on the Netflix series “The Crown.” The movie even has several tongue in cheek references to that show.

“We wanted to make a somewhat thought provoking movie, and it feels like we were successful,” said Weiss. And in record time. The real-life Meghan and Harry are schedule to get married on Saturday, May 19. For viewers in the U.K., it starts at 12 p.m. But for those in the U.S., expect a wakeup call at 7 a.m. EDT, or 4 a.m. PDT.

The movie which aired last Sunday, can be found on Lifetime.com

The production crew gathered at Weiss’ home to watch the movie Sunday evening. Back row: Editor Niven Howie, Director of Photography Tom Harting, Meredith Finn, Director Menhaj Huda, writers Terrence Coli and Scarlett Lacey. Front row: Michele Weiss with actress Parisa Fitz-Henley, who plays Markle and also lives in Hancock Park. (photo courtesy of Michele Weiss.)

 

About Patricia Lombard

Patricia Lombard is the co-editor and publisher of the Larchmont Buzz. Patty lives with her family in Fremont Place. She has been active in neighborhood issues since moving here in 1989. Her pictorial history, "Larchmont" for Arcadia Press is available at Chevalier's Books.

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