Meghan Markle has been banned by the royal family from saying “Poppycock” in an episode of legal drama “Suits,” series creator Aaron Korsh said in an interview The Hollywood Reporter.
Korsh said he doesn’t know how the royal family received and read scripts before they were shot, but he always got feedback. The specific line of dialogue that was changed was “It’s poppycock”. Korsh explained that his wife’s family uses the word “when they have an issue to discuss that may be sensitive.”
In the scene, Markle’s character Rachel is arguing with her sweetheart, Mike (Patrick J. Adams), and as a parallel to Korsh’s in-laws, the script wrote, “My family would say ‘Poppycock.'” But Korsh said the royal family didn’t want her uttered the word — he “assumes it because she didn’t want people to say she said ‘c**k’.” The “poppycock” was changed to “bulls**t.”
Korsh said “irritability is the first reaction” as occasional input and suggestions from the royal family changed his vision. But “I’ve been told it’s about it.” [splicing potential]”I felt some sympathy because I didn’t want anyone to do that to her either,” he explained. “And the thing is, I didn’t think anyone would actually do that, but I don’t know either. People are crazy.”
Markle left the nine-season show in the seventh-season finale in 2018, just weeks before her royal wedding to Prince Harry.