The Royal Family didn’t want Meghan Markle to say “poppycock” on “Suits,” the creator said.
He told The Hollywood Reporter that he had to change the word to “bullshit” instead.
He said he thinks it was because they didn’t want people editing the clip to have her say “cock.”
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The Royal Family decided that a surprising word was off-limits for Meghan Markle’s character on “Suits” — the quintessentially British “poppycock.”
Aaron Korsh — who created USA Network’s hit show that starred Meghan from 2011 to 2018 — told The Hollywood Reporter that while Meghan was dating Prince Harry, the Royal Family would weigh in on scripts to approve or disapprove things her character would say.
Representatives for the Royal Family and USA Network did not immediately respond to Insider’s request for comment.
Korsh told THR that he wanted to include the word “poppycock,” which means nonsense or senseless chatter, in one of his scripts as a nod to his wife’s family, who often use the word.
In the script, Meghan’s character and her on-screen love interest Mike, played by Patrick J. Adams, were going to get in a little tiff, and he wanted Meghan to say, “My family would say poppycock,” he told THR.
“And the royal family did not want her saying the word,” Korsh recalled to THR. “They didn’t want to put the word ‘poppycock’ in her mouth. I presume because they didn’t want people cutting things together of her saying ‘cock.'”
Korsh said it was “irritating” when the Royal Family would make him change the show’s script, but in this case, he understood because he wouldn’t want somebody splicing Meghan’s words together in a rude way either.
“So, we had to change it to ‘bullshit’ instead of ‘poppycock,’ and I did not like it because I’d told my in-laws that [poppycock] was going to be in the show,” he told THR.