‘Suits’ Star Patrick J. Adams Casting Tricia Helfer as the Female Harvey


Written by sarah on February 21 2015

Fans of USA’s Suits may think the drama is over now that Mike (Patrick J. Adams) and Louis (Rick Hoffman) have reached a ceasefire after Louis put Mike in a headlock last episode. “In my mind, I wanted to at least put up a good fight and make Mike look like he knew what he was doing, because I knew the Twitter rampage that would come my way after for getting beaten up by Louis Litt so quickly,” Adams says. “But it was all worth it for the scene that followed, because you get to see two guys really get back on the same page and realize that there’s no point in continuing this conflict.”

However, this is Suits, so think again. In Wednesday night’s episode, which marks Adams’s directorial debut, Mike wants to take a whistleblower case and Harvey, as you’ll see in the exclusive clip below, isn’t thrilled about it. “Mike is doing his same old falling into a case that is tearing at his heartstrings and trying to do the right thing, and Harvey is acting a little differently because he’s looking out for Mike in a way he wasn’t before,” Adams says. “He’s defending him, even though he’s picked a really poor case to start defending him.”

What may please Harvey is the opposing counsel, Evan Smith, played by Battlestar Galactica’s Tricia Helfer, who Adams suggested for the role. “The minute I read the script, I thought of her. I’ve worked with Tricia before; we did a pilot that didn’t go many, many years ago. She’s [a fellow] Canadian. I’m a huge Battlestar fan,” he says. “But mostly, I was just excited because I think Harvey has had these beautiful, petite brunette women. He has a type. And I thought, ‘We’ve never seen the feminine version of Harvey Spector — tall, confident, blonde, gorgeous, wicked smart.'”

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