Patrick J Adams is “scared” to call up his former ‘Suits’ co-star Meghan Markle, who is also known as the Duchess of Sussex now.
‘Suits‘ is set in a fictional law firm in New York City, and follows Mike Ross, a talented college dropout. The story begins when Mike (Patrick J Adams) accidentally runs into the city’s best closer Harvey Specter and begins working for him.
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Mike has never attended law school and yet begins working as a law associate, a fraud he had to pay for many seasons later. The legal drama focuses on Mike and Harvey closing cases, while successfully maintaining his secret. Other characters crucial to the story are Jessica Pearson (Gina Torres), Louis Litt (Rick Hoffman), Donna Paulsen (Sarah Rafferty).
Mike’s love-interest and the firm’s intelligent paralegal-turned-lawyer Rachel Zane was portrayed by former actor Meghan Markle. Since her wedding to Prince Harry of the British Royal Family, Meghan is known as the Duchess of Sussex. Their relationship was one of the best things about the show, and Markle starred on it for 7 seasons.
You’d think a cast that spends so much time together would be friends off-screen! There’s some truth to that, but things have changed for Patrick J Adams and he is now intimidated by Meghan Markle.
Patrick J Adams is intimidated by Meghan Markle?
It’s intimidating enough to call your former co-stars when they’re not living in the same country as you anymore. For ‘Suits’ actor Patrick J Adams, it’s an entirely different story. The actor portrayed Mike Ross in seven seasons of the show and was a recurring character on the eighth.
His character, along with Meghan’s, was written out of ‘Suits’ and saw them move to a different city. Rachel’s name makes an appearance in several episodes beyond season 7, but Markle didn’t reprise her role in them.
Adams attended Meghan’s royal wedding in the UK along with the rest of the ‘Suits’ cast, but things have changed. In a recent interview, the acclaimed actor revealed that he was confident about talking to Meghan, but didn’t know how to.
Why is Patrick J Adams scared to call up Meghan Markle?
A lot has happened since ‘Suits’ ended. Meghan Markle became the first American-born person to marry into the British Royal Family since Wallis Simpson in 1937. She is now styled as ‘Meghan, Duchess of Sussex’, and has given birth to Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor. Master Archie is seventh in the line of succession to the British throne.
In an interview with “Radio Times”, Patrick J Adams revealed being “intimidated” to rekindle his friendship with Meghan. “Quite frankly, I think I’m intimidated“, Adams said.
“I have no doubt I could pick up the phone and call her at any moment, but I don’t know what I would say. After our children were born, there were some texts sent and gifts sent, but I guess I’m a little scared. I think it’s pure fear. I guess I’m scared about the idea of breaking through whatever walls exist to have that conversation”
“We’ve spoken and texted a couple of times, but Meghan’s life is incredibly full and she’s been navigating a lot“, he said in the interview. It’s true! Meghan has stepped back as a senior member of the Royal Family and moved to Los Angeles with Prince Harry. The couple’s decision was met with severe backlash from individuals who believed they didn’t respect the British monarchy.
Did the actor quit ‘Suits’ because of Meghan Markle?
As per “Express”, Meghan Markle has nothing to do with Patrick J Adams’ decision to leave the show. It was a personal decision made by the actor, who wanted to spend time with his wife and daughter. Adams also believed that he had achieved everything he could with his on-screen character.
In an interview, he shared,
“I started thinking about leaving at the end of the first half of season six after Mike was released from prison. From a story point of view, I was a little unsure of what was left for him to do”
The actor made the decision while filming season 7, and chose not to renew his contract.
Fortunately, the timing of it all fit seamlessly because Megan Markle quit the drama at the same time. Adams was appreciative of their characters leaving together, and said that “the time had come for both of us”.
If only there was no hesitation between the on-screen couple, fans of the show would get another season! Meghan Markle has certainly joined the British Royal Family, but that’s no reason for Patrick J. Adams to feel intimidated towards his good friend. Now that Meghan Markle is in the U.S., maybe we can expect a ‘Suits’ reunion soon!
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