In an EW exclusive, Katherine Heigl debuted her new Suits character, who will appear when Season 8 premieres on Wednesday, July 18!
Heigl joins the cast as Samantha Wheeler, a talented new partner at the firm who challenges the status quo and will either become the firm’s greatest ally… or most powerful enemy. Based on the first-look snaps of Samantha, she got the memo about how to dress at Specter Litt!
According to EW, the dynamic between Samantha (who "muscles her way" into the firm) and Harvey (Gabriel Macht) is a bit "antagonistic" at first.
And it'll be interesting to see how Donna (Sarah Rafferty) takes to her new co-worker. “The fact that Donna can’t quite put her finger on Samantha is really fun to play,” Heigl told EW. “Our first scene together was just like that -- she’s trying to figure out Samantha, and Samantha’s not really giving much of anything away.”
We have to say -- even though Samantha may have a bumpy ride ahead at Specter Litt, Heigl looks right at home with her fellow Suits cast, including Dulé Hill, whom she played alongside in the CBS series Doubt. We can't wait to see what happens this summer!
A version of the Entertainment Weekly story appears in their Summer Preview issue; pick up yours Friday.