ETonline: There have been a lot of rooftop admissions from those two this season. But did Harvey telling Jessica his Darby duplicity change her opinion of him or simply confirm what she’d always suspected?
Torres: I think it was an absolute example of why she never ran to make him full-name partner on the door in the first place. He’s like this L’enfant terrible: “You’re not going to give me what I want? Then here, take THAT!” He’s challenged with seeing the big picture, and I remember getting ready to shoot one of those infamous rooftop scenes with Gabriel [Macht, who plays Harvey], and we really hashed it out, actor-to-actor, because you so closely identify with your character after a while. He’s defending Harvey, I’m defending Jessica and I just had to say “Hold on, hold on … do you not get that every move that Jessica has made since the beginning of season two has been to cover your ass?” [laughs] I mean, she’s trying to save this company and whenever I talk to Aaron [Korsh, creator], my thing is, let’s not pretend that it’s all OK. There have been distractions along the way, but there’s a problem. There’s a ticking bomb in her firm that [Harvey] brought in and as much as she loves [Mike], and as much as she wants to make this work, it’s ticking, and no one knows what is going to set it off. So part of Harvey’s maturity is taking responsibility for that, and up until now, he’s refused to take ownership of the dominoes that he set in motion [by bringing Mike into the firm].
- I can always count on Gina Torres for getting it right.