To help celebrate her 40th birthdayÂ Meghan Markle, the Duchess of Sussex, has launched aÂ campaignÂ called 40x40 -- dedicated to help women who have lost their jobs since the pandemic began. And in a video announcement, Markle tapped one of her famous friends,Â Melissa McCarthy, to help explain her unique birthday gift.Â
McCarthy was just looking to party, trying to guess what Meghan wanted, including, "another photo shoot under a tree where you're looking very peaceful?"
Another was aÂ "SuitsÂ reunion," in the vein of the recentÂ FriendsÂ special, which McCarthy claimed was her birthday gift from the cast.Â
"Yacht party!" was another suggestion.Â
Instead, Meghan explained her plan was to have 40Â of her friends mentor 40 women to coach them back into the workforce, and her hopes it will have a "ripple effect" that spreads globally.Â
"TwoÂ million women in the U.S andÂ tensÂ of million around the world have lost their jobs due to COVID," Markle explained to theÂ BridesmaidsÂ star.Â
The video ends with a short gag reel, in which McCarthy praises her own "hat work" in preparation for the video.
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