Surprise, bitch. Meghan Markle is on tomorrow’s episode of The Ellen DeGeneres Show! This will be Meghan’s first TV interview since her sit-down with Oprah last March. It’s also her first daytime appearance since marrying Prince Harry and becoming the Duchess of Sussex. What a fun treat for Ellen DeGeneres’ remaining fans (people in dentist waiting rooms, prisoners not allowed to change the channel, my mom).
Ellen’s YouTube channel released a sneak peek interview clip, in which 40-year-old Meghan tells a super-relatable story about going to the Warner Bros. lot for auditions back when she was a working actress, via People:
“The security guards would always say, ‘Break a leg! We hope you get it!’ So the drive in today was very different,” Meghan, 40, told the host, who is also her neighbor in Montecito.
When DeGeneres asked Meghan if the security guards recognized her, the mom of two replied, “I think they probably said it to everybody. That’s how nice they were.”
Meghan also talked about driving a crappy old Ford Explorer Sport. The key to the driver’s side door didn’t work, so she’d have to enter through her trunk:
“I would park in the back of the parking lot and open the trunk, then climb in and pull it shut behind me and crawl over all my seats to get out,” she said with a laugh. “That’s how I would come to and fro.”
Should anyone come near her, Meghan said she would “play it off” by pretending to look for things in her trunk.
Ahhh, a fluffy fun reminder that Meghan was once Just Like Us® (poor). And bein’ silly is the real Meghan, according to her old friend and makeup artist Daniel Martin:
“We were backstage the entire time,” Martin tells PEOPLE. “It’s really fun and Ellen really pulled out Meghan’s goofy, funny side, which everyone will be able to finally see.”
Here’s the clip:
In another Ellen promo covered by People, Meghan says she and her family are happy to live in Montecito, California, and be neighbors with Ellen. She also shares mommy details about 5 month-old Lilibet:
DeGeneres reveals that “Lili’s now teething” before the clip cuts to Meghan with her hands up by her mouth and saying, “Anything to relieve that.”
“Tequila, anything,” the talk show host quips.
“That’s Auntie Ellen for you,” Meghan says with a smile.
“That’s why I don’t have kids,” retorts DeGeneres.
Jesus, if Meghan replaces the Royal Family with her new bestie Ellen, those kids are extra fucked. Just one afternoon over at “Auntie Ellen’s,” and Archie and Lili will never make eye contact with their nannies and servants ever again. Sorry, those baby browns are reserved for Montecito millionaires only!