Michael Phelps is all set to exchange his Speedo for a suit! The Hollywood Reporter has just announced that the Olympic swimmer will make a splash on the third season of USA’s hit drama ‘Suits’ in 2014.
So, will Phelps play a character? Or, will he portray himself? It’s the latter. Phelps will appear as himself in the midseason premiere when Harvey Specter (Gabriel Macht) runs into Phelps aka the one athlete he could never book as his very own client. It looks like Phelps won’t hold back and will make Harvey confront their not-so-easy past. He also has some help from Harvey’s ex-lover Scottie (Abigail Spencer), who is also trying to make Phelps her very first client at Pearson Specter.
It’s no secret that Phelps is an avid ‘Suits' fan. In early August, he told a fan on Twitter that ‘Suits’ is one of his favorite shows. In late July, he also tweeted, “#suits season 3 is awesooommeee!!!”
I’m sure the entire cast is excited to meet super-swimmer and superfan Phelps, but I think Patrick J. Adams, who plays fake lawyer Mike Ross, will be most excited. At the beginning of August, Adams tweeted up a storm and started posting random photos of a Phelps cardboard cut around the ‘Suits’ set.
As you can from these two photos, Phelps seems to be flirting with Sarah Rafferty (she plays Donna Paulsen), and he is also spying on Meghan Markle (she plays Rachel Zane) in the file room. He’s already fitting in!
Either Adams was hinting at Phelps’s guest-appearance, or it’s pure coincidence that he tweeted these hilarious photos. Now, one of the most famous swimmer’s in the world is all set to star on the hotshot lawyer series! These photos are great, right? Jump here to see them all.
Are you excited to see Phelps on ‘Suits’?