Suits stars Patrick J. Adams and Gabriel Macht have confirmed they’ve had ‘no communication’ with their former co-star The Duchess of Sussex following the legal drama’s streaming success.
Speaking to The Hollywood Reporter on the set of T-Mobile’s Super Bowl commercial, in which the duo feature, the pair were asked: ‘Have you spoken to Meghan Markle recently?’
‘I have not communicated with her other than seeing her big support for the resurgence, and that has been really nice,’ American actor Gabriel, who played Harvey Specter in the series, said.
Patrick, whose Suits character Michael Ross was in a relationship with Meghan’s Rachel Zane, added: ‘Zero. No, no communication.’
The actor then jokingly pretended he was getting a call, saying: ‘Oh, hold on. There she is. Oh, got to go.’
Speaking to The Hollywood Reporter on the set of T-Mobile’s Super Bowl commercial, in which the duo feature (pictured), Suits stars Patrick J. Adams and Gabriel Macht were asked: ‘Have you spoken to Meghan Markle recently?’
At the Golden Globes in January, Patrick and Gabriel presented the best TV drama award before they were joined by fellow stars Gina Torres and Sarah Rafferty.
Gina – who played lawyer Jessica Pearson in the US legal drama – revealed at the LA ceremony that the ex-castmates simply ‘don’t have [Meghan’s number’ when asked if anyone had reached out to the former actress.
An insider told Page Six that the Duchess of Sussex was invited to the event, but ‘unfortunately’ wasn’t able to make an appearance because of a ‘previous commitment’.
Speaking to Variety on the red carpet, Gina was asked: ‘Who texted Meghan and said “you’ve gotta come to the Golden Globes, Meghan Markle”.’
‘We don’t have her number. We just don’t so. She’ll see. She’ll watch. She’ll be happy that we’re here,’ said the 54-year-old US actress, who attended the Royal wedding between Prince Harry and Meghan in 2018.
The interviewer also asked: ‘Did you plan this? Are you all texting each other?’ She explained: ‘When it all came through, we were all texting each other. Yes, our text thread is insane right now. So it’s very exciting.’
Discussing Meghan’s absence, a Globes insider told Page Six: ‘We asked the Duchess, but we were told that, unfortunately, she had a previous commitment.’
Suits originally aired on USA Network for nine seasons from 2011 to 2019, and saw genius college dropout Mike Ross join a high-profile law firm alongside Harvey Specter, Jessica Pearson and Louis Litt (Rick Hoffman), while Rafferty played Harvey’s no-nonsense assistant Donna Paulsen.
Meghan Markle (pictured as her Suits character Rachel Zane, right), 42, didn’t attend the star-studded 81st annual ceremony in Los Angeles alongside her former co-stars
The Duchess played Rachel Zane, a paralegal who becomes a formidable attorney and eventually marries Mike Ross.
Earlier in the night while walking the red carpet, Gabriel discussed the show’s reawakened popularity.
‘It’s an amazing thing. We had some great success when the show was on… and then at a certain point, Netflix came in. It’s just gotten incredible eyes and we’re very grateful for it,’ he shared as per EW.
Suits was added to Netflix in June, and quickly attracted viewers with its binge-friendly catalogue of 134 episodes spanning nine seasons.
Last month, it was reported that a spin-off series entitled Suits: LA was in the works, four years after the original show that propelled Meghan into the spotlight came to an end.
Immediately, speculation about whether or not the Duchess of Sussex would be involved ensued.
Cast members from TV show Suits reunited on stage at the Golden Globes – but there was one notable star missing
Last month, it was reported that a spin-off series entitled Suits: LA was in the works , four years after the original show (pictured, the cast) that propelled Meghan into the spotlight came to an end
Last week, sources close to the new show confirmed exclusively to DailyMail.com that Prince Harry’s wife has no plans to act in the series.
While Meghan, 42, has opted not to join the new project as on-screen talent, the insider suggested that that she might have been interested in getting involved another way – as an executive producer, via her production company Archewell.
‘Meghan was clear that she didn’t want to be involved as an actor. But Archewell was trying to wiggle its way in as a production company on the spin-off,’ they claimed. ‘NBC have killed that idea.’
Separate sources close to Archewell deny this vigorously however, and say that the company would never have been involved in a reboot.