SUITS star Gabriel Macht sat down with Yahoo! TV’s Mandi Bierly to have a candid discussion about All Things Harvey Specter at the SoHo Apple Store Wednesday night. While Macht was very careful about revealing spoilery details for the back half of SUITS season five, he did share a number of insights about what’s coming and what he’d like to see in future seasons. Here are some of the coolest things Macht shared during the Q&A.
There’s A Mock Trial Coming
“This one is good. Harvey believes that Harvey should be representing Mike in this case. Mike believes that he should be representing himself. We have a big fight about that… and so we decide to take it to a mock trial and say, ‘Alright, you think you can do it?’ So they go against each other. What comes out of it are some really not-so-nice, dirty maneuvers and it reveals some things to the whole firm and it gets pretty sticky.”
Macht Has a Flashback Idea for Harvey
“I want to see what happened to Harvey just before he hired Mike…. why did he offer him that gig? I know he sees his younger self in him -- he sees that Mike is one of the brightest guys he’s ever met -- but I think it would be really interesting to see what went off the rails for Harvey that he made that decision.”
He Pushed for a Big Change Just Before Shooting
“There was a major, major thing that happens in the final episode. I thought it was well done -- the way it was written -- and then I had a couple of conversations with some of the women in the house, and they brought up some really great points, and I was like, ‘That’s the way it should be. Why wasn’t it like that?’ So I went to Aaron and was like, ‘Did you consider doing it like this? Maybe we should rethink this.”
There’s a Little Bit of Harvey in Gabriel...
“I love my fans and I love that people love this show. I will be honest, fame does some crazy shit to you, okay? And in the last five years, my life has changed. Someone mentioned to me, ‘You think you’re less like Harvey than you [really] are.’ And I started thinking about it. When I come in contact with fans sometimes on my own personal day -- when I’m walking down the street, or walking my dog, or taking my daughter to school, or something like that -- there’s a little bit of Harvey that comes out in my boundaries… So if you ever see me as being hard with you, I apologize, but that’s where the Harvey comes out.”
...But There’s Also One Major DIfference
“Harvey focuses on closing the deal...he thinks that business is more important than anything in his personal life. I would much rather make it to my daughter’s ballet recital than close a deal.”
Macht Has a Few Dream Cameos
“Derek [Jeter] would be great. I’d love to see Reggie Jackson walk down the hall. I’d love to see some more athletes. It’s always fun to jump into that world. I’d love to see [Michael] Jordan just come and do an arc.”
His Father Passed Along Some Important Acting Advice
Charlton Heston worked with my father a few times in a couple plays and in a film, and my dad was getting all heady about something, asking questions… [Heston] said, ‘Steven, stand up straight and say the f---ing line.’”