Gina Torres Lands Role in USA’s ‘Suits’ Series

Gina Torres Lands Role in 'Suits'Gina Torres is headed back to the small screen in an exciting new role.

The former “Xena” star has been cast in a meaty role in USA’s new legal drama, Suits. Torres will play Jessica Pearson, the boss of a top New York City law firm.

The show follows Mike Ross (Patrick J. Adams), a brilliant young college-dropout, slips into a job interview with one of New York City’s best legal closers, Harvey Specter (Gabriel Macht). Tired of cookie-cutter law school grads, Harvey takes a gamble by hiring Mike on the spot after he recognizes his raw talent and photographic memory. Mike and Harvey are a winning team. Even though Mike is a genius, he still has a lot to learn about law. And while Harvey may seem like an emotionless, cold-blooded shark, Mike’s sympathy and concern for their cases and clients will help remind Harvey why he went into law in the first place.

The show’s supporting cast includes Meghan Markle, Sarah Rafferty, and Rick Hoffman.

Torres recently sat down with TVFanatic to talk about her new show. When asked about her character Jessica Pearson, she responds “Jessica is the smartest person in the room! She’s a powerhouse, an authoritative, no nonsense woman, who has achieved great things in her career without losing her sense of humor or what makes her feminine.”

We had a chance to watch the show yesterday and we can agree that Torres is a solid actor who can always deliver the over-the-top drama flawlessly. “Why piss away a 10 p.m. timeslot? We’re on Thursday nights, toward the end of the week. Everyone has built up tension from four days of work and we want them to vicariously through this heightened sense of reality” Torres adds.

“We have a fantastic cast,” said Torres. “We have a chemistry. There’s a level of excellence in how we play with each other, with the material; there’s a level of excellence to the material itself… you will be able to laugh, genuinely laugh. You won’t be manipulated to feel anything, from sadness to humor.”