With the USA Network hit drama series Suits airing it’s season finale Thursday night, I recently got on the phone with Patrick J. Adams (who plays Mike Ross) to talk about the second season and director Kirk Sullivan’s short film The Come Up. In the short, Adams plays an ambitious production assistant who attempts to “pull off a daring heist on a Hollywood film set in a scheme right out of the movies, all to impress the industry’s biggest producer while (of course) pitching his screenplay in the process.” The short also stars Adams’ real life girlfriend Troian Bellisario.
During the extended interview Adams talked about his early career, getting cast on Suits, his early TV work, what lawyers always want to talk to him about, the importance of a great antagonist, season 3, Tim Hortons, and more. In addition, we also talked about this year’s Sundance, how he got involved with Sullivan’s short film The Come Up, the stunts, and a lot more. Hit the jump to watch the short film and read the interview.
With award season campaigning in full swing, the SAG Awards TV nominating committee held a screening and Q&A for the USA Network hit drama series Suits, and Collider was invited to attend. With the fate of Pearson Hardman having been determined, things will pick back up on January 17, 2013 in a very different, weakened place, and the dynamic duo of Harvey Specter (Gabriel Macht) and Mike Ross (Patrick J. Adams) may also be called into question, with Mike still reeling from the death of his beloved grandmother and questioning his place at the firm. The show also stars Gina Torres, Rick Hoffman, Meghan Markle and Sarah Rafferty.
During this interview, show star Patrick J. Adams talked about how he came to be a part of Suits, how he first met co-star Gabriel Macht, the most challenging scene he’s had to do, how much improvisation they do on set, how the show has changed his life, what fans fan expect from the remaining Season 2 episodes, and how much he’s like his character, in real life. He also talked about when he realized he wanted to be an actor, how he went about achieving that goal, learning he’d been nominated for a SAG Award last year, his worst audition (which consisted of him mistakenly thinking Mad Men was a sitcom), his favorite roles prior to Suits, and what got him through the times when he was struggling in his career. Check out what he had to say after the jump.