'Suits' Interview: Meghan Markle and Rick Hoffman Tease Their Season 2 Characters
'Suits' Interview: Meghan Markle and Rick Hoffman Tease Their Season 2 Characters
Laurel Brown
Laurel Brown
Senior Writer, BuddyTV
Suits is finally ready to return for its second season, and audiences need to be ready too. In order to help with that, BuddyTV recently visited the set of the show and talked to Meghan Markle (Rachel Zane) and Rick Hoffman (Louis Litt) about what we can expect from their characters in Suits season 2.

We've heard that your characters will be more prominent in Suits season 2. Is that true?

Meghan Markle: Big time... I would say that definitely in developing Rachel and Louis' dynamic and a lot more of Rachel and Donna's friendship, which is a lot of fun. I think that they're playing off of the friendships that we have in real life and just sort of letting that come to light on the show. So between those two, for me to be paired-up with... It's a lot of fun."

Rick Hoffman: This particular episode, Louis and Rachel are taking care of the case together, which is the first time they've really ever been working alongside one another. And there's like this kind of cool mutual respect based on something that they both love, which is the ballet.

What kind of dynamic can we expect between the characters in the new season?

Rick Hoffman: This year, the dynamic in the office is quite different so far, the first five episodes, especially what's happening with Harvey, Louis, Mike... I've said before, one key word I would say that makes things a bit messier this year is leverage.

Things get quite... things are risky for everybody in this year and people use leverage against one another in many different ways.

Meghan Markle: And we have Daniel Hardman this year too, which puts a whole different spin on what's going on at the firm.

Rick Hoffman: He's... if you think Louis is not such a nice guy, Hardman is an ex... Well, we don't want to spoil anything. He's a sweet man. He's a sweet man. I could tell you the ending though.

How will your characters change in season 2?

Meghan Markle: I think at the, certainly the pilot, Rachel is a lot more hardened than she is at this point. And I think that vulnerability came out mostly because of Mike Ross, I would say. But I know in this season, because we're exploring the other friendships that she has with Sarah Rafferty's Donna and, of course, this new dynamic [with Louis]. We're meeting a lot more of who she really is and, yeah I would say just trying to find a way that Rachel can become a lawyer, which is my hope for her at the firm. But also just, you know, that she's more open to love, to friendship, to being vulnerable in a way that we didn't see as much last season.

Rick Hoffman: We found this kind of real human area that wasn't covered last year that is totally covered this year. And it's just great writing what they've got going on with this guy. They're really making him a whole human being.

Through the law firm, you kind of get to know him a little -- a lot more of who he is and what he believes in. As opposed to just walking around, being a dick.

Can we expect any more steamy scenes between Rachel and Mike in season 2?

Meghan Markle: Oh, I don't know. We were just laughing about the promo they have out... It's on. It's so on. I'd fan-girl all over this show even if I wasn't on it and get so excited to see what's coming up. So I have no idea how they're going to keep it interesting, but they do. We're lucky. We have the best writers and Aaron [Korsh] of course, our creator, is just amazing. So we can keep playing this cat-and-mouse game until who knows what will happen. But I'm certainly Team Rachel, though I'm partial.

Suits season 2 premieres on Thursday, June 14 at 10pm on USA.

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