Patrick J. Adams made his directorial debut in last week’s episode of “Suits” called “Derailed.” The actor opened up about what it’s like to pull a double-duty as Mike Ross and as the episode director.
In “Suits” Season 4 Episode 14 “Derailed,” Mike has taken on a humanitarian case that could put the firm in jeopardy. Harvey (Gabriel Macht) was not at all thrilled by Mike taking on a whistleblower’s case but ended up trusting in his associate.
Adams told NY Post that he was worried about directing himself more than anything else. He said “Derailed” was the “heaviest Mike Ross episode of the season,” which made him terrified of the show’s execution. Adams’ background in directing for theater might have helped him prepare for his directorial debut but he still lost sleep from nervousness. Later in the episode, he shared that he struggled with having to “sit down and feel each character’s process” because he had always concentrated on Ross’ journey.
What made “Derailed” different was that Adams decided to highlight the actors’ nonverbal movements.
“Some of my favorite moments of television happen when people aren’t talking. That’s where the drama and the comedy of life can really happen, in those moments where words aren’t available and the looks that people give each other,” he explained.
As The Hollywood Reporter pointed out, the talented actor is no stranger at capturing the “Suits” cast on camera. Adams has participated in a New York exhibit that showcased some of recent works on film. The exhibit titled, “Behind the Lens: An Intimate Look at the World of Suits” reportedly displayed over 30 photos which aims to present the show in a “fresh, new perspective.”
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