A big ask: Patrick J. Adams
How much of your back story are you given when you first started the series and how much do you get to devise as the series go on?
That’s a good question. Through a lot of conversation with the creator, I got more of a sense of what he imagined but really we kind of fill in the details together. It makes the process of building a television show a really interesting, integrated process.
As an actor, it must be nerve-wrecking not knowing what’s coming for your character Mike Ross. Are you given any indiciation as to when he might get axed?
No, they haven’t given us any indication of when. We obviously know that Mike’s outcome plays a large part of the show so I’ll always be nervous. Now, I can’t speak about the when of it all and how it’s going to play out but I know that it’s a big thing in the writer’s room.
What’s the biggest challenge you face playing Mike?
I’ve definitely never played somebody with this ability, this sort of brain power. And so the fluency with which I have to speak some of these words is difficult on a technical level. On a basic level, I’m just feeling really blessed with the ability to take my time with something and create a character rather than feel like I have to rush it.
We hear a second season has been picked up in the US. Any romance coming in the next season?
I think there’s going to be a lot. There’s clearly a relationship there brewing with Rachel’s character. At first a friendship but I think a romance can’t be far away. But there’s also a very intimate and important relationship with Jenny’s character who plays the girlfriend of my best friend. I think there’s a lot of interesting stuff being done there. So there’s sort of a choice to be made along the road.
Catch Patrick J. Adams in ‘Suits’, on DIVA (Ch 702), every Mon, 10pm