It’s been a long journey. It feels fantastic and worth it,” confesses Gabriel Macht, who plays Harvey Specter, the senior partner at Pearson Hardman in television show, Suits. Along with his protégé, Mike Ross (Patrick Adams), they make quite an A-team. Says Macht: “I was getting some really great movie opportunities, but not the best ones. That is when I thought, why not go back to the roots of where I started and see if there’s something where I can challenge myself and play a character that I haven’t played before. Then came along Harvey! It feels great to get an opportunity to play such an intriguing character. I tried to understand the character of Harvey and his behaviour and why he does things in a certain way. It was only when I got into the character, I realised that this guy may be very fast but he’s got a real heart underneath and the banter,” he says.
So many dream of it, but few actually achieve it — the leap from reality television ratings fodder to bonafide working actor. For the lucky few, the uphill climb to legitimacy can be daunting, but oh-so-worthwhile. Take Jacinda Barrett, who got her start as a model and member of “The Real World: London” cast, way back in 1995, when the show was in its infancy, really.
Fox’s The Following continues to add to its ranks for Season 2, this time with the casting of Jacinda Barrett in a recurring role.TVLine has learned that the Aussie actress, whose TV credits include Suits and Zero Hour, will play Julia, a very disarming and alluring woman whose mysterious intentions send several main characters in a frightening new direction.
USA Network has renewed Suits for a fourth season.The cable network has given a 16-episode order for the scripted legal drama starring Gabriel Macht and Patrick J. Adams. The new season will premiere in 2014.
Only to Suits lawyer superstar Harvey Specter would a match-up against an old college rival be considered a great gift.
It was previously reported that Mad Men star Patrick Fischler would be guesting on the upcoming back half of Suits’ third season as an old rival of Harvey’s from Harvard. Now we’ve got a little more detail on exactly who Fischler’s character is, and how their conflict plays out, straight from Harvey himself, a.k.a. Gabriel Macht.
This is actually an old interview with Gabriel and Giovanni back when they were promoting “Middle Men”.
Honorable Mention: All the TV Lawyers
We wouldn’t be able to tell apart any of the lawyer shows out there right now (if we needed to, we’d ask our parents) but one thing we do know from seeing all those promos is that this new crop of litigators know a thing or two about showing up sharp to a courtroom. Watch one for a lesson in fit 101.
SERIOUSLY! Honorable Mention?????
Finally dad is going to be on Suits! Kept waiting for this to happen and now it is definitely a go. You can read the article here.