Q&A: 'Suits' Star Gabriel Macht Previews Season 2
Harvey's relationship with Jessica (Gina Torres, above center with Macht and David Costabile) is also a little different following their confrontation in the season premiere. "She holds onto it for a little while," Macht said. "There's no doubt she's disappointed in Harvey and there's some trust issues. They butt heads in the first few episodes. I think Harvey's charm and allegiance ultimately wins, but there's definitely a change in the way that they deal with each other and how they are going to get out of this mess."
"I think in many ways their relationship is a reflection of Harvey and Mike's (Patrick J. Adams) relationship," he added. "I think she saw that Harvey had some great qualities as far as being a determined young man who was also a bit of a scrapper, and was able to talk his way out of situations, and was just efficient in his dealings, a bright young kid. He didn't have all the tools but she helped him go through law school, sort of guided him along the way and built him up to become a partner, I think in ways to make him her right hand man.
"I think she sees a lot of herself in him. So when she sees why he's hired Mike and all the difficulties that come with I think she trusts Harvey in that this kid's going to make through on his promise of being as legitimate a lawyer as he can."
There are plenty of highlights left ahead for Suits fans: "There's some great stuff going on in this season," he explained. "In a couple episodes there's a terrific scene with Harvey and Louis (Rick Hoffman). Louis is really feeling down on his luck and whereas we've seen Harvey really ride Louis and, you know, take the piss out of him more often than not, he comes to really tell him that he believes in him and there's a really great scene in which we talk about the history of them. I really enjoyed working with Rick on that.
"[The] problem is," he added, "Everybody now learns that I break easily and I get these laughing fits. So I did cry of laughter in that scene but they were able to cut around it. There's also, Margo Martindale has guested on the show and that was another laughing fit I had. She plays one of the heads of the nurses association and there's a scene where I try to negotiate with her to settle.
"And in her off camera take of my close up she went behind the camera and said her line which is 'The nurses strike at midnight,' but the way she pulled it off [it] sounded like a vampire on True Blood. And she like threw her fangs out. Just had me in tears. That was behind the scenes fun, and hopefully the scenes work." If season one is any indication, everything should be just fine.
Suits continues Thursdays at 10 PM ET/PT on USA.
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