Patrick J. Adams talks about starring on Suits which can be seen on the USA network Wednesday nights at 9pm. The new series can be seen in the United Kingdom on Dave from Monday August 10th at 10pm.
Fans love the bromance between Mike and Harvey. How do you keep the chemistry up?
Gabriel and I never take ourselves too seriously. We’re always making fun of each other and not letting the other get away with being in a bad mood. It’s changed; in series one there was a lot of brotherly playfulness but now it’s less paternal. Not equal, because Harvey is always above Mike, but he’s earned a certain level of respect from Harvey. He lets Mike get away with stuff that no one else can say to him because I think he sees some of himself in Mike.
Do you struggle with any elements of playing Mike?
For me, Mike was always an inspirational character. Even though he had his troubles, he always did what he could to make his life work out and for his sick grandmother. There were always things to admire. I’ve had young people come up to me and say Mike inspired them to go to school or decided to take a big risk in their life.
Everyone is in on Mike’s lie. Do you think it will ever come out?
I think it had to be addressed at some point. It’s such a big part of the show. They really keep it on lock down. These guys are always three steps ahead of everyone else but I think it will be a big part of the show at some point but I don’t know when.
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