Rebekah Vardy was to be played by Meghan Markle in the film and WAG copied her style


Rebekah Vardy and Meghan Markle is a combination no one saw coming.

One is married to a distant royal prince, while another is a well-known WAG who is married to a Premier League winner.

These may seem worlds away, but there are actually many similarities between the two famous women.

Becky is currently embroiled in the ‘Wagatha Christie’ legal battle with Coleen Rooney, while Meghan has faced her own dispute with the Mail On Sunday newspaper for breaching her privacy.

The judge in the Wagatha case, Madam Justice Steyn, actually cited part of the Duchess of Sussex’s privacy case regarding the expunging of parts of the evidence.

But the most surprising connection of all is that Meghan was reportedly lined up to play Becky in a Hollywood film in 2016.

A film is about to be made about Jamie’s football career

Becky attends many of her husband's soccer games
Becky attends many of her husband’s soccer games

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Following Jamie Vardy’s incredible rise from non-league football to Premier League champion, there were plans to create a big-budget biopic.

Jamie started his football career with Stocksbridge Park Steels and also played for Halifax Town and Fleetwood Town before joining Leicester for £1million in 2012.

LA-based Briton Adrian Butchart, producer and writer, has agreed to make the film with Oscar-winning The King’s Speech producers Gareth-Ellis Unwin and Simon Egan and their company Bedlam Productions.

But the making of the film has been delayed, meaning Meghan is unlikely to take on the role as she has given up on her acting career.

The Suits actress was only dating Prince Harry at the time, but the pair have since married before enjoying a brief stint as royals.

During an appearance on Good Morning Britain in 2016, Meghan was asked who would be the best to portray her in the proposed film.

When host Piers Morgan mentioned the possibility of Meghan to Rebekah, she replied: “That would be great, wouldn’t it?”

Butchart revealed last year that plans for the film were still being worked on behind the scenes and that Oscar-nominated duo Paul Tamasy and Eric Johnson, who wrote The Fighter, would also be involved in its script.

Rebekah and Jamie would be characters in the film
Rebekah and Jamie would be characters in the film

Butchart wants to make another football movie after writing the screenplays for the first two films in the ‘Goal’ trilogy and has since held talks with Vardy, whose story got even better last year when Leicester won the FA Cup.

The Hollywood-based director has already confirmed he’s considering Zac Effron and Robert Pattinson to play Vardy, but One Direction’s Louis Tomlinson is also a surprise name in the frame.

Butchart told the Mirror: “We have been following Jamie’s progress in the FA Cup and he has broken another record.

“We know Jamie is one of the best players in the world and his continued success is an inspiration to us and to the film.

“We expected to shoot the film last year, but unfortunately for our industry, like so many others, the pandemic got in the way.

“Especially as the story of Leicester’s victory will require large crowd scenes for which we are keen to feature real fans rather than relying solely on computer generated footage.

“We didn’t slack off and used the time to continue refining the script and bringing in exciting new partners.

“We now look forward to kicking off and starting production as soon as guidelines allow it safely, hopefully with a full stadium.”

Vardy was full of praise for Meghan
Vardy was full of praise for Meghan

Rebekah is clearly a fan of Meghan as she praised her by showing the world what a new mum’s post-baby body really looks like.

Becky, who has three children with husband Jamie and two children from previous relationships, applauded the Duchess of Sussex for showing off her postpartum body in a flowing white dress in 2019.

Meghan and heHarry introduced their newborn son Archie Harrison to the world at Windsor Castle – and the Duchess made no attempt to conceal or flatten what’s left of his baby bump.

Sharing a snapshot of the special royal moment on Instagram, Becky gushed: “This photo is everything.

“Showing the world that the baby bump doesn’t just magically disappear,” she wrote, adding some emojis of praise.

The WAG also took to Twitter with the same image to spread their joy further, tweeting: “Yes Queen. Show the world that the baby bump doesn’t go away the second the baby arrives.

“The new mum needs to see more women in the public eye showing off realistic post-pregnancy bodies. I have so much respect for Meghan right now.”

Becky, had done the same when she gave birth to her youngest son Finley in January 2017, sharing photos of her stomach weeks after welcoming her with Jamie’s second common child in a bid to normalize bodies postpartum for other moms.

Rebekah, with her husband Jamie, wore pants from a brand worn by Meghan Markle

Rebekah Vardy arrives at the Royal Courts of Justice on the final day
Rebekah Vardy arrives at the Royal Courts of Justice on the final day

Rebekah and Coleen Rooney have been embroiled in the bitter battle since Wayne’s wife accused her of leaking “false stories” about his private life in October 2019.

She came to the conclusion after conducting a month-long “sting operation” where she used her Instagram Stories to post fake storylines and see which ones ended up in the news.

Vardy denies the allegations and sued Rooney for libel damages for the “false and unwarranted defamatory attack”.

Rooney earned the nickname Wagatha Christie as fans joked that his investigative skills were a lot like mystery writer Agatha Christie.

On Tuesday this week, Rebekah was spotted using Meghan as style inspiration.

She opted to wear a pair of smart £805 navy jackets with a matching pair of £300 trousers from Veronica Beard, an American brand that has previously been worn by the Duchess.

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