Actress playing Meghan in a new TV movie reveals mastering the Duchess' habits like her 'baby hair tuck' helped her get into character - and says the royal knows 'just what she wants'
- Tiffany Smith, 36, stars as Meghan in Lifetime's Harry & Meghan: Becoming Royal
- The actress revealed she studied the royal's physical habits to get into character
- Noted Meghan does a 'baby hair tuck' and looks up through her lashes like Diana
An actress playing the Duchess of Sussex in an upcoming TV movie revealed how mastering the royal's habits helped her get into character.
Tiffany Smith, 36, who stars in Lifetime's Harry & Meghan: Becoming Royal, explained she focused on Meghan's subtle physical quirks to help with her performance.
'She does this baby hair tuck a lot, where she doesn't actually tuck it behind her ear,' Smith told the Daily Telegraph.
'And she also looks up at people through her lashes, in a way that's very like Diana.'
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Tiffany Smith, 36, left, who stars in Lifetime's Harry & Meghan: Becoming Royal, explained she focused on Meghan's subtle physical quirks to help with her performance. Right, the Duchess' signature 'baby hair tuck', where she moves her hair out of her face, was one of the habits
Tiffany also noted how Meghan looks up through her lashes at public engagements, as seen above, in a way that is reminiscent of Princess Diana
The actress, who is based in Los Angeles, Meghan's hometown, told how she spent time analysing photos and video clips in the hope of gaining insight into the Duchess.
She noted how 'genuine' her relationship with the Duke of Sussex appears - and that she comes across as a woman who is ambitious, tender and kind.
'She's someone who knows exactly she wants – as well as how she's going to make it happen,' Smith continued. 'I think she always has. And yet there is still this warmth to her that I love.'
Tiffany told how she analysed photos and video clips in the hope of gaining insight into the Duchess. Pictured, Tiffany in character as Meghan on the morning of the royal wedding
Tiffany as Meghan alongside British Polkdark star Charlie Field, who plays Harry, 34, and actors playing the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge. This scene shows Sandringham at Christmas
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge with Meghan and Prince Harry at Sandringham on Christmas 2017, months before the royal wedding
The movie, which will air this month, is a sequel to Harry & Meghan: A Royal Romance, which was broadcast a day before the royal wedding last year.
A trailer released earlier this month shows Smith admitting she feels as though she's 'pretending to be a beautiful swan' before defending herself against cruel comments from an insider.
'I feel like I'm pretending to be this beautiful swan', she is seen admitting, as the scene flashes to her posing alongside Harry, played by British actor Charlie Field, and fictitious William and Kate on Christmas Day.
Candid: An explosive trailer sees American actress Tiffany Smith, who portrays Meghan, admitting she feels as though she's 'pretending to be a beautiful swan'
Hitting back! Meghan is forced to defend herself against cruel comments from an insider, seen left, who brands her a hypocrite
The unnamed insider returns, telling her: 'You'll never be able to control everything', before Meghan hits back with: 'I'm still waiting on my curtsy', giving her critic a cheeky smile
The scene then cuts to Meghan on her wedding day, as a cruel insider tells her: 'Look at yourself in a mirror and all you see is a hypocrite'.
Meghan is then seen standing in her wedding dress as she takes a deep breath, before it cuts to her kissing Harry passionately.
The unnamed insider returns, telling her: 'You'll never be able to control everything', before Meghan hits back with: 'I'm still waiting on my curtsy', giving her critic a cheeky smile.
Smith stars opposite British Polkdark star Charlie Field, who plays Harry, 34.
Nerves! Meghan is seen standing in her wedding dress as she takes a deep breath ahead of the biggest royal wedding of 2018
Passion: A brief scene shows her interaction with Harry, as it cuts to her kissing her new husband passionately following their wedding, pictured
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