George Clooney is not here for the intense scrutiny against Meghan Markle. The actor—who is friends with the Duke and Duchess of Sussex and attended their wedding last May with his wife, Amal—defended the new royal at a panel while promoting his new Hulu show, Catch-22.
“I do want to say, they’re just chasing Meghan Markle everywhere, she’s been pursued and vilified,” he told Australia’s Who magazine, per People.
“She’s a woman who is seven months pregnant and she has been pursued and vilified and chased in the same way that Diana was and its history repeating itself,” he added.
“We’ve seen how that ends,” Clooney continued, referencing Princess Diana’s tragic death in a car crash in 1997, which many, including Prince Harry, have blamed on the paparazzi. The actor also spoke out against paparazzi and tabloid media in an emotional speech days after the princess’ death.