‘Suits’: Dule Hill Talks "New Challenge" of Secretive Season 7 Role

[Warning: This story contains spoilers from Wednesday’s partial of Suits, “The Statue.”]

Looks like there’s going to be a new face roaming a halls of Pearson Specter Litt in Suits’s seventh deteriorate now that Harvey (Gabriel Macht) has strictly brought his crony Alex Williams (Dule Hill) onto a roster.

Not that a organisation is going to be called Pearson Specter Litt for that most longer.

“The Statue” picked adult from a deteriorate 7 premiere, with Harvey holding assign of a organisation and perplexing to get it behind on a feet, all while stuffing a clearly unfit boots Jessica (Gina Torres) left behind.

At first, a counsel attempted to lead a approach he suspicion Jessica would, and that enclosed vouchsafing go of his former mentor’s biggest customer and bringing on code new business around Alex in sell for a name partner purpose during a firm. But, interjection to some oppressive disproportion from Jessica (Torres reprised her purpose for a episode), Mike (Patrick J. Adams) and some kinder ones from Katrina (Amanda Schull), Harvey eventually satisfied that giving out partnerships like candy wasn’t a approach to settle credibility.

And so he reneged on his understanding with Donna (Sarah Rafferty) and done her a arch handling officer instead of partner, and brought on Alex in a some-more comparison purpose — most to Louis’ (Rick Hoffman) relief.

To find out some-more about a secretive, season-long purpose and what kind of partial Alex plays in Harvey’s past, THR held adult with Hill. Here, a former West Wing and Psych star breaks down Alex’s motivations, rebellious a impression with a small some-more certainty and how Suits represented a “new challenge.”

Why this role?

I’m a fan of a uncover itself. we suffer a stakes and high play that’s always going on, and when we sat down with [creator] Aaron Korsh and he told me where he wanted to go, we suspicion it was engaging and fun. This was a initial time that I’ve assimilated a expel that’s been in suit for years. That was a new plea for me and we always like perplexing to do something new and opposite in terms of these roles. And in terms of Alex himself, we like that he’s not a pushover. we like that he came in with this long-term loyalty with Harvey and he could go toe-to-toe with him. Other characters I’ve played over a years — generally The West Wing and Psych — they weren’t as assured with themselves. And we also like a suspicion that things aren’t always as they seem. He’s entrance to a organisation underneath one guise, yet as a deteriorate goes on we see there’s other things going on.

Did we have any concerns about going from one authorised play to another?

The characters are different, yet being that CBS canceled Doubt so fast and now they’re blazing them off in a summer, I’m meddlesome to see if we can see a disproportion between a dual characters. we suspicion it would be fun to see how they’re different. On paper, they’re drastically different. One was a invulnerability profession that came from a some-more intense place. Alex Williams is in a severe and decrease universe of corporate law where he’s not as endangered about doing a right thing. we wanted to see how we could turn a impression on a side only to see a differences. Plus, when we have opposite artistic minds essay these characters there’s going to be a opposite feeling, opposite knowledge and opposite rhythms.

Is Alex a good man or does he tumble into that corporate law world?

He’s in a gray area. He’s not only a good guy, yet he’s also not a bad guy. He’s a good man who spurs some lines and things can get grayish. You can’t unequivocally be in that universe yet carrying a small bit of that self-indulgent genius in there. You don’t enter that universe perplexing to reanimate a universe or mount adult for a beliefs of what a first fathers had, a office of autocracy and complacency and all that stuff. That’s not what comes to Alex’s mind when he wakes adult in a morning. He’s a shark and he’s perplexing to hoop his business.

Now that he’s partial of a firm, how does he settle in and how do people conflict to him?

There are a lot of changes going on during PSL and a other characters are perplexing to figure out who he is and since he’s there. They’ve been a group for so prolonged and Harvey is now only holding over and bringing in this person. Why? Even yet Harvey and Alex have been friends no one else knows him. So people will be perplexing to review him and figure out either he’s a crony or foe. Alex is wakeful of that. Harvey and Alex are friends from personification poker over a years and Alex is a really good poker player. Maybe not as good as Harvey yet he’s really good. He knows how to not uncover his palm too quickly. That’s what you’ll see Alex doing — anticipating his approach and reckoning out how to play his cards, since there’s really something he’s perplexing to accomplish.

What’s his attribute with Louis like?

Alex knows that Louis does not wish him there, so there’s a lift and pull. They’re perplexing to figure out if there’s a approach to work together during all. Even yet they know they have to work together they’re perplexing to figure out if they can work together now that they’re on a same team. They’re not friends … yet we do consider they will find common belligerent where they can describe and know any other.

Suits is famous for a flashback sequences. Does Alex underline into any of them this season?

Yes, over a arc of a deteriorate we will get some-more of Alex and Harvey’s backstory and how they became friends; what happened in their yesterday that has kind of kept them fastening and parsimonious over a years and how that plays into what’s function today.

Do we have anything to add?

Things aren’t always as they seem and that’s what Alex Williams brings to a list with this deteriorate of Suits. People always have something else going on. He’s a poker actor — let’s play some poker.

Suits front Wednesdays during 9 p.m. on USA.

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