Although the next second season of The Crown will take place in the early 1960s, show star Matt Smith is already thinking about the present.
On Thursday See what's happening live with Andy Cohen the 35-year-old actor chose to play Meghan Markle in a future season of Netflix's original drama about the British royal family.
"Who is that singer? Who is the singer who goes out with Justin Bieber? Selena Gomez!" Said Smith, who was invited with his co-star Claire Foy.
"Love Selena Gomez," Foy, 33, joked before Smith broke her decision by saying, "She's playing Meghan Markle!"  RELATED GALLERY: See Meghan Markle through the years : From California Girl to Future Royal!
On November 27, Meghan and her fiancé, Prince Harry, announced their commitment followed by the news that their wedding will be in May in the Chapel of St. George at the Castle of Windsor.
We love that they get married, it's amazing, "Foy told presenter Andy Cohen." She's an actress, that's great, "she added before Smith jokingly said," Well, it's not anymore, his life is it's over. "
One day after the news of the actual engagement, it was announced that Meghan would officially no longer portray fan favorite Rachel Zane in the successful US legal drama, Suits . Meghan confirmed that she would withdraw from the performance to concentrate on her real duties.
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Earlier this month, Smith expressed that she "feels sorry" for Markle, since she will be forced to comply with the tradition and the real custom, something with which her character The Crown Prince Felipe, was familiar with the same transition from which Markle speaks to face when or married Queen Elizabeth II (played by Foy).
"I'm sorry for her," Smith said during a talk at 92nd Street and in New York City. "It's a transition in her life, and it's a great thing to take on, life as she knows she left, but well, she's marrying the prince of Britain, how exciting for her."
The second season of The Crown begins airing on Netflix since December 8.