Did Patrick Adams disapprove of Meghan Markle? What the Suits actor said at the Golden Globes when asked if he would work with Duchess again
Suits leading man Patrick J Adams has said Meghan Markle is a “fantastic actor” and the industry would be “lucky” to have her back.
The actor, who played the husband of the Duchess of Sussex, 42, in the legal drama, made the comments during an interview with E! at the 42nd Golden Globes last night in LA.
After host Keltie Knight joked about making up a rumor about it happening so she could ask about it, Patrick said, “I think Megan is a fantastic actor so we would be happy to have her back in the industry.” Certainly.'
When pushed, he said, “I'm ready, let's go… (we could do a spin-off) Mike and Rachel (their character names) In Seattle.”
The show has recently gained momentum and become extremely popular on Netflix since Meghan married Prince Harry at the age of 39.
Actor Patrick J Adams (pictured, left) and his wife Troian Bellisario (pictured, centre) were interviewed at the Golden Globes
When asked about the show's resurgence in popularity, Patrick said he felt “honored.”
He said: 'I'm totally amazed that it has found a second life.
'I feel honored.
“You know, when you walk away from a show, you think this is it, and then you move on to something else.
“And just to know that a whole new generation of people are finding it and loving it – loving it almost more than they loved it the first time – is incredible.”
During the interview, Patrick was accompanied by his wife Troian Bellisario.
The couple married in 2016 after meeting on the set of Equivocation and have two daughters.
When asked if they would like to work together again, they said they would love to, and despite needing a break from working together a lot, they worked well together.
Patrick J. Adams as Michael Ross (pictured, left) and Meghan Markle as Rachel Zane (pictured, right) in Suits
Meanwhile, Meghan Markle was unable to attend a Suits reunion at the Golden Globes last night due to a “previous commitment,” an insider claims.
Speak with Page sixa source claimed that the Duchess of Sussex was invited to the event but was 'unfortunately' unable to appear due to other plans.
Meanwhile, Gina Torres – who played Jessica Pearson in the US legal drama – revealed on Sunday that the ex-castmates simply 'don't have her number' when asked if anyone had contacted the former actress.
Patrick J. Adams and Gabriel Macht, who played lawyers Mike Ross and Harvey Specter on the show, presented the award for best TV drama before being joined by fellow stars Gina and Sarah Rafferty.
But Meghan, 42, did not attend the star-studded 81st annual ceremony in Los Angeles along with her former colleagues.
Cast members from the TV show Suits reunited on stage at the Golden Globes on Sunday night – but one notable star was missing
Speaking to Variety at the Golden Globes, Gina seemingly revealed the reason behind the Duchess' absence.
An interviewer asked, “Who texted Meghan and said, 'You need to come to the Golden Globes, Meghan Markle.'
'We don't have her number. We just don't do that. She will see. She will watch. She will be happy that we are here,” said the 54-year-old American actress, who attended the 2018 royal wedding between Prince Harry and Meghan.
At last night's awards ceremony, host Jo Koy also sparked outrage with a savage barb aimed at the couple during his opening monologue.
He started by calling the royal family “rich, white and dysfunctional” in a joke comparing HBO's Succession to Netflix's The Crown.
Moving on to the Sussexes, Jo noted that the couple “get paid millions for doing absolutely nothing – and that's only because of Netflix,” to much laughter in the room, including one from Netflix CEO Ted Sarandos.
The streaming service reportedly paid £88 million ($100 million) for the couple's 2022 docuseries as part of a multi-year deal with the streaming giant.
Jo's joke was seen as a “bold” attack on the couple after a tumultuous year that also saw their lucrative podcast deal with Spotify scrapped after just one season of the Meghan-hosted Archetypes. Spotify executive and podcast guru Bill Simmons later labeled them “grifters.”
And charitable donations to their Archewell foundation also fell by about $12 million in 2023.
Adams and Macht first appeared as a duo before being joined by their female co-stars on Sunday night
Adams played con man turned lawyer Mike Ross, who became Harvey Specter's (Macht) protégé on the show. Rafferty played legal secretary Donna Paulsen, while Torres starred as managing partner Jessica Pearson
Last night Variety asked Gina about the Sunday's Suits reunion, with the interviewer asking, “Did you plan this? Do you all text each other?
She explained, “When it all came through, we were all texting each other. Yep, our text thread is insane right now. So it's very exciting.'
Regarding Meghan's absence, a Globes insider told Page Six, “We asked the Duchess, but we were told that unfortunately she had a prior commitment.”
Suits cast members reunited on stage at the Golden Globes and joked about the show's newfound success on Netflix.
Gabriel joked about how the show has recently gained fame since launching on the streaming giant: “There's nothing more dramatic or terrifying than waiting all night to hear that our category has finally arrived.”
Patrick, who left the show with his wife Meghan at the end of season seven following her real-life engagement to Prince Harry, joked: 'It's hard to imagine having to wait so long for your show to get that kind of recognition. .'
The four Suits stars presented Succession with the gong for best drama series.
Meghan Markle's former Suits co-star Gina Torres, 54, Patrick J. Adams, 42, Gabriel Macht, 51, and Sarah Rafferty, 51, enjoyed a reunion at the 81st Golden Globe Awards on Sunday
Adams and Macht happily posed together on the red carpet, both looking sharp in stylish black tuxedos
The four former co-stars happily posed backstage at the Golden Globes on Sunday evening
Suits originally aired for nine seasons on USA Network from 2011 to 2019, and saw genius college dropout Mike Ross (Adams) join a high-profile law firm alongside Harvey Specter (Macht), Jessica Pearson (Torres) and Louis Litt (Rick Hoffman), while Rafferty played Harvey's no-nonsense assistant Donna Paulsen.
The Duchess played Rachel Zane, a paralegal who becomes a formidable lawyer and eventually marries Mike Ross.
Earlier in the evening, Gabriel discussed the show's reawakened popularity while walking the red carpet.
'It's an amazing thing. We had great success when the show was on… and at some point Netflix came in. It just turned out incredible and we are very grateful for it,” he said EW.
Patrick and Gabriel happily posed together on the red carpet, both looking stunning in stylish black tuxedos.
Meghan played paralegal Rachel Zane on Suits from 2010 until her final episode in 2018, a month before her wedding to Prince Harry. Meghan pictured with Adams in a promotional photo for Suits
Patrick was also accompanied by his wife Troian Bellisario, who dazzled in a shimmering silver dress.
Meanwhile, Gina dazzled in a plunging black silk top and monochrome maxi skirt, while Rafferty was a vision in a baby blue halterneck dress with ruffles.
The cast members' appearance came after Suits was the most-streamed title in the United States for a surprising 12 consecutive weeks, according to Nielsen data, which shows the total number of minutes watched across all streaming platforms.
In addition to Netflix, Suits is also available on NBC's streaming platform Peacock. Between Netflix and Peacock, viewership for Suits reached 2.359 billion minutes.
Suits was added to Netflix in June and quickly attracted viewers with its binge-friendly catalog of 134 episodes spanning nine seasons.