Why Meghan and Harry's first director quit their Netflix show: 'Sticky'

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle clashed with the original Oscar-nominated director at the helm of their Netflix docuseries.

While esteemed director Garrett Bradley was supposed to direct the royal couple’s new show, the Naomi Osaka filmmaker was replaced by Liz Garbus.

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry at an event
Meghan Markle and Prince Harry clashed with director Garrett Bradley. Photo: Getty

Multiple sources told Page Six that Bradley had a ‘falling out’ with the Duke and Duchess of Sussex before leaving the project.

“Garrett wanted Harry and Meghan to film at home and they were not comfortable doing that,” the insider said.

“There were a few sticky moments between them, and Garrett left the project. Harry and Meghan’s own production company captured as much footage as they could before Liz Garbus was hired.”


However, sources added that filming hasn’t been easy with the royal couple who are ‘panicked’ about what will end up in the final edit.

“Harry and Meghan are having second thoughts on their own story, on their own project,” a Netflix source told Page Six. “Harry and Meghan are panicked about trying to tone down even the most basic language. But it’s their story, from their own mouths.”

Reportedly, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex wanted to push the release date to 2023, but it’s believed that the show will be streaming in December.

Garrett Bradley at Sundance 2020 holding an award
Garrett Bradley directed the critically acclaimed series Naomi Osaka for Netflix. Photo: Getty

Podcast guest makes admission about Meghan

This comes after an Archetypes podcast guest hinted she wasn’t interviewed by Meghan Markle at all.

Allison Yarrow, author of 90s B*tch: Media, Culture and the Failed Promise of Gender Equality, appeared on Archetypes in an episode titled To 'Be' or not to 'B', where Meghan discussed how she believes calling women 'difficult' is simply "a code word for the B-word”.

"Etymologists believe that the word ‘b*tch’ came out of this Greek insult that meant women were dogs in heat — begging for men — that was the idea," Allison explained during the episode. "And there was a more modern definition that was written down in the 1890s and it was ‘b*tch’ was an Appalachian — that was the worst name you could call an English woman, even worse than a wh**e.”


According to the Daily Mail, Allison's comments were apparently edited to make it seem as though she was having a conversation with Meghan, when she actually did the interview with a producer.

In an Instagram post from August, Allison wrote, "Excited to be included in the visionary series #Archetypes hosted by Meghan the Duchess of Sussex that aims to dissect and subvert the archetypes that hold women back. The first episode (out now, link in bio) features a timely interview with another legend @Serenawilliams. Cheers to producer @farrahsafari (an excellent interviewer) and the folks at @Gimlet @spotify who get it done!"

Fans have been left wondering if Meghan is actually speaking to any of her podcast guests, though it does seem in some episodes that she has full conversations with guests such as Mindy Kaling, Serena Williams and Jameela Jamil.

"It's interesting she didn’t interview you in person," one fan commented.

"MEGS didn't think you were famous or important enough to meet even though you did all that hard work," another added.

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