The hot and mighty Jessica Pearson from ‘Suits’ has been a part of an impressive ride when it comes to ruling over the Hollywood showbiz industry. Starting with ‘Firefly’ to ‘Suits’, Gina Torres has climbed up the ladder of powerful roles through her incredible performances. Could she be back for a tenth season of ‘Suits’ after leaving the series midway? Find out here!
‘Firefly‘ had put Gina Torres on the map and from there she had moved on to playing incredibly powerful roles including Jessica Pearson on ‘Suits’. Her most recent venture is playing Tommy Vega on the second season of Fox‘s ‘9-1-1: Lone Star‘. While still known mostly for playing Jessica Pearson on ‘Suits’, the actor quit the show in-between seasons and we wonder if she would ever consider returning as the bold and beautiful lawyer.
- ‘Firefly’ gave Gina Torres wings
- Gina Torres left ‘Suits’ midway
- Would Gina Torres return on ‘Suits’?
‘Firefly’ gave Gina Torres wings
The accomplishment list of Gina Torres is longer than her years making her one of the busiest actors of the tinsel-town. The fifty-one-year-old actor entered Hollywood in 1992 and there’s been no looking back for her since. Her first major break came to be the popular television series ‘Law & Order‘, following which she switched to ‘One Life to Live’. From there, Torres began landing iconic roles back to back including popular shows like ‘Hercules: The Legendary Journeys’, ‘Xena: Warrior Princess’, ‘Angel’, ‘The Agency’, and ‘Any Day Now’. However, what really did it for her was when she landed the role of Zoe Washburne in ‘Firefly’. Torres vividly portrayed the deadly bold, loyal, and tough charisma of her character and soon became a favourite among the fans even though ‘Firefly’ could not move beyond its first season.
Even with just one season, ‘Firefly’ took Gina Torres on a journey that eventually led to ‘Suits’ and finally to her latest project, ‘9-1-1: Lone Star’. In fact, Torres is all about giving credit where its due and has openly expressed how it was ‘Firefly’ that landed her the latest gig. She told “TVLine“,
“Tim Minear is completely responsible for bringing me onto this show and drawing such a great character for me to play. He literally made it impossible for me to say no. I’ve loved his brain for almost 20 years since we got to work on Firefly together. To get this beautiful offer in the middle of this crazy pandemic, where I didn’t know how or if I was going to work again, was mind-blowing and has been nothing but a blessing since day 1. It wraps up all the reasons why I became an actor in the first place”.
Gina Torres left ‘Suits’ midway
The powerful presentation of Harvey Specter’s partner in law and crime earned Gina Torres the fame that she undoubtedly deserved. Although the actor had been a part of the hit legal drama since the beginning, she eventually decided against it in-between seasons. First, Torres was AWOL for quite some time while ‘Suits’ was still in season 6. However, she reappeared in season 7 of ‘Suits’ post which her own spin-off was announced. Soon after, Torres was found joining the cast of ‘The Catch’. However, the motivation behind the ‘Firefly’ actor leaving ‘Suits’ was more personal than professional as confirmed by Gina Torres herself.
In an interview to the “New York Times”, Torres said,
“I think the public doesn’t understand the rigours of shooting a show for an actor, much less when you’re on location and away from home. At one point I approached Aaron [Korsh, the showrunner,] and said: ‘It’s not that I don’t love the show and love Jessica, who is my alter ego. But my life is my life, and I need to take care of it.'”
Would Gina Torres return on ‘Suits’?
First and foremost, ‘Suits’ is done for the run and is not looking to come back for the tenth season. However, had ‘Suits’ ever decided to return on screen, it still seems unlikely that the former ‘Firefly’ actor, Gina Torres, would have liked to come back to play Jessica Pearson. She had confirmed in an interview to “TVLine” that she had “absolutely no desire” of returning to the legal drama. Nevertheless, she had been hopelessly optimistic about her character, Jessica Pearson, deserving a series of her own. The thought behind the spin-off sourced from the 2016 political scenario in America. Moreover, Torres believed that Jessica Pearson’s scope was extremely limited under the shadows of Harvey Specter and Mike Ross on ‘Suits’. It was only just that the story of a person with the skill set, mind, and power of Jessica Pearson be told!
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