For actor Gabriel Macht, finding his way into the complicated mind (and life) of Harvey Specter has obviously been a fulfilling experience. Before landing Suits, Macht had his share of high profile film projects, most notably as the lead in Frank Miller’s 2008 feature The Spirit, the underrated snow-bound action adventure Whiteout, and the epic CIA drama The Good Shepherd.
The Good Shepherd was a seminal time for Macht, and during our TCA interview with the actor he talked about working with one of his heroes (it was directed by Robert De Niro). As much as he loved that film, it’s Suits which places the actor in absolute sure footing as Harvey Specter.
“It’s like slipping on a glove when I slip on that suit,” said the actor. “You really fully belong when you grasp the character.”
Season three of Suits resumes tonight (USA, 9/8 c), and check out the video below as Macht reflects on the sense of belonging he felt working on The Good Shepherd and the joy of playing the indomitable and occasionally manipulative Harvey Specter on Suits.