Patrick J. Adams Opens Up About Fiancee Troian Bellisario's Guest-Starring Role on 'Suits' (JJ Interview)
We recently sat down with the 33-year-old actor at the launch of his photography exhibit in New York City where he opened up about directing an episode, working with his fiancee Troian Bellisario, and more. Check out our chat below!
And don’t forget – Suits returns TONIGHT, January 28 @ 10/9c on USA!
JustJared.com: What can you tell us about Troian’s character and your scenes together?
Patrick J. Adams: Troian comes in and plays a character from my past, so we have a flashback together, which like anything on Suits, can come to play a part in the present. But as of now, she just shot a flashback.
JJ: It’s always nice to see Mike in those flashbacks.
PJA: Yes. He’s the bike messenger. It’s so much more fun to go to work and wear jeans, shorts, and a t-shirt. It’s my favorite. It’s such a gift.
Click inside to read the rest of our interview with Patrick J. Adams…
JustJared.com Interview – Patrick J. Adams
JJ: You did guest star on Pretty Little Liars before, but you and Troian didn’t share a scene together. What was it like for Suits?
PJA: It was great. It was a little nerve-racking at first. I was about to start directing the next day, so I was a little distracted, but having her on set was so much fun. She made it so easy. Obviously, we get along really well and have some chemistry. We enjoy each other’s company and she’s such a pro. She came to set ready to work and kept things moving. So it was a really quick, easy, amazing day. And apparently really successful. Everybody who’s seen the episode says it’s really great.
JJ: So there’s potential we may see her pop up again?
PJA: There’s always potential.
JJ: How was your first directing experience? Tell me about that.
PJA: Truthfully, it was a little scary because I loved it so much. It was as if I was doing the thing I was always meant to do. It was so simple, but that’s because I know the show. So it’s kind of like directing with training wheels for an actor on their own show. You have the support of the whole crew, the DP, who’s been doing the show and knows the look of it. You really just kind of helping people to find what’s going on in the scene. If you were to direct some other show, it’s slightly more difficult. It was a perfect first directing experience and I can’t wait to do more of it. Hopefully on this show and others as well.
JJ: Did your co-stars give you a hard time at all?
PJA: They can be tough on you, for sure. Gabriel [Macht] was amazing because I had done the same to him when he directed 4×11, so we had each other’s backs. But at the same time, we also know each other so well that we’re not afraid to voice our opposition if there’s something going on, and if they don’t like something. They know you well enough to go, “No, that doesn’t make sense.” You have to work just as hard to really convince them of something, which is good because that’s why you want to be a director. You don’t want it to be easy. Because sometimes your ideas aren’t right. You need to work through it.
JJ: Have you seen the final cut? What did you think?
PJA: I got my cut and I’ve seen that, and then I handed it over to Aaron Korsch, and he does his cut of the episode, which I have not yet seen.
JJ: And what else can you say about Mike in this half of the season? He’s in trouble again, especially now that Louis has his name on the wall.
PJA: When is he not in trouble? Yeah, his name is on the wall and he obviously has enough leverage to accomplish whatever he wants. So Mike is in a dangerous situation because Louis has no reason to keep him around. They are going to go tat to tat, and the members of the firm are really going to have to rally and get creative to keep Mike around, if that’s at all possible.
JJ: What about Mike and Rachel?
PJA: I think they’re pretty cool at this point. At the beginning of the season? Yeah, they are good. Cheating forgiven. No kiss. It doesn’t matter. It’s in the rearview mirror.
- Reporting by Sharon Tharp (@SharonTharp)