Ocasio-Cortez, Monica Lewinsky empathize with Meghan Markle's 'sudden prominence'
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Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-CortezAlexandria Ocasio-CortezOcasio-Cortez calls for Stephen Miller to resign over leaked emails Ocasio-Cortez meets Sasha Velour following DC performance Sanders 'very concerned about what appears to be a coup' in Bolivia MORE (D-N.Y.) and Monica Lewinsky are expressing empathy for Meghan MarkleMeghan MarkleHillary Clinton says she faces 'enormous pressure' on 2020, but it's 'not in my plans' Trump says he 'can understand' Meghan Markle and her struggles with media scrutiny Dozens of women MPs sign letter in support of Meghan Markle MORE's struggles with being thrust into the spotlight. 

Ocasio-Cortez, a former bartender who rapidly became a household name after her surprise primary win last year against Rep. Joe CrowleyJoseph (Joe) CrowleyThe Democrats' generational battle Ocasio-Cortez apologizes for blocking ex-politician on Twitter, settles lawsuit Ocasio-Cortez on public life: 'Sometimes I just want to be a human being' MORE (D-N.Y.), shared a clip Friday from an upcoming interview with Markle.


In the chat with ITV, Markle, the duchess of Sussex, opened up about motherhood and life in the limelight following her marriage to Prince Harry and the birth of their son, Archie, in May.

Asked if the sometimes-critical attention has "really been a struggle," the American-born actress replied, "Yes."

Lewinsky also weighed in on being under intense media scrutiny. The anti-cyber bullying advocate — who as a 22-year-old White House intern was at the center of a media firestorm in the 1990s after her affair with then-President Clinton came to light — said Ocasio-Cortez was spot-on.