Harry and Meghan’s interview with Oprah Winfrey will ‘make or break’ their fortunes in the US as they try ‘to woo and win over Americans’, experts say
- The programme will air immediately after CBS’s 60 Minutes show on March 7
- Producer who used to work for Ms Winfrey said: ‘This is make or break for them’
- Added it was significant Meghan will speak first before Prince Harry joins her
The 90-minute programme, which will air immediately after CBS’s flagship 60 Minutes show on March 7, is the couple’s chance ‘to woo and win over Americans’.
A producer who has worked with Ms Winfrey in the past said: ‘This is make or break for them.
‘People in Britain assume they are famous here but the reality is they are not A-list stars in the same way Beyonce or even the Kardashians are.
The interview with Oprah Winfrey will ‘make or break’ the fortunes of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex in the US, experts predict
The 90-minute programme, which will air immediately after CBS’s flagship 60 Minutes show on March 7, is the couple’s chance ‘to woo and win over Americans’. Pictured: Oprah Winfrey
‘Most Americans have no idea what they stand for and what they actually do.
‘Of course, we know Harry is Princess Diana’s son but ask your average guy in the street and they likely have no clue about them beyond that.’
He said it was significant that Meghan, who last week announced that she is pregnant with the couple’s second child, intends to speak to Ms Winfrey on her own before Harry joins her later in front of the cameras.
‘It seems Meghan wants to state her case and present her narrative about how she was received in Britain and what caused Megxit,’ the producer added.
‘She needs regular Americans to understand what she’s about, like her and then want to click on her Netflix projects or Spotify podcasts.
‘The fact they’ve been given the time slot after 60 Minutes, which consistently wins the ratings war on Sunday nights, should give them a huge audience going in.
‘The question is can they keep those millions of viewers interested enough to keep watching for an hour and a half?’