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Interview with Denise Crosby of "Suits"
on USA Network 7/11/19
It was great to speak to Denise about
her new role on "Suits"! I've enjoyed her work in the past,
especially in "Star Trek: The Next Generation." I'm a huge
fan of "Suits," too. I've watched every episode since it
began and interviewed creator
Korsh, Executive Producer
Limon and star
Macht. I've watched the first two episodes of the
upcoming 9th and last season, and I can't wait for the rest!
Enjoy the interview. Here's the
audio of our interview.
Here's the transcript:
Denise: Hi Suzanne.
Suzanne: Hi Denise. How are you?
Denise: I'm so good. How are you?
Suzanne: I'm pretty good. I can't complain.
Suzanne: So well, it's great to talk to you. I'm a long time Star Trek fan. I
watched the original when I was little and then I watched yours when it aired
and all of them, really.
Denise: Oh Suzanne, I really appreciate that.
Suzanne: You're probably sick of hearing from Trekkie's by now though.
Denise: Yeah. I'm headed actually to a Comic Con tomorrow morning.
Suzanne: Oh great. Great. Oh well-
Denise: I'm mixing genres here. A little Trek, a little Suits.
Suzanne: That's right. Well, enjoy it.
Denise: Thank you, honey.
Suzanne: Yeah, I've actually watched all of Suits too. It's great. I was very
happy. They let me watch the first two episodes this season, so I got to see a
little bit of your work.
Denise: Oh good.
Suzanne: Yeah, I really enjoyed them, especially the second episode. It was
great because they did a good job of balancing the drama and the comedy and
everything all together. It was really good.
Denise: Great, great, great. Can't wait to see it myself. I haven't seen
Suzanne: Oh. So how did this part come about for you?
Denise: Well, just like most. You get the audition and I went into read for it
and Aaron Korsh, the creator, took a look and he went, "That's my Faye
Richardson." So off we go.
Suzanne: Oh, that's good. So, what can you tell us about your character, Faye?
Denise: Well, so Faye Richardson has been sent by the New York Bar Association
to come to the firm as a special master, which is a real thing. She is basically
taking over. She's got a court order to take over the firm, at this point and
basically, save them from ruin by following the letter of the law. She knows
they are just on the edge of disaster. They've had two associates, disbarred.
One went to prison and the time is up for them. They're going to all lose their
licenses if they don't turn things around.
Suzanne: Okay. Yeah. What I love about your character is that if you've been
watching Suits for a long time, the characters, they're kind of like the heroes.
But they're a little bit, sometimes on the sleazy side. They don't always do...
They do what they think is the right thing, but not necessarily what is the
right thing. Your character comes in as sort of the bad guy, but really she's
got the law and the ethics on her side.
Denise: Right. That's the trick, right? That's the complexity of this character
and she stirring things up and they don't like it. They don't want to be told
how to do things. They're at that point where, it's pretty much you do it this
way or your done. You won't make it to the year.
Suzanne: Right and you get to make some great speeches.
Denise: Oh, I know. Yeah, she likes to talk, that one. Yeah, I'm really loving
playing her, and it's just a delight to play this kind of... To come in with
these guys too that have been so entrenched in their roles for nine years now
and just going toe to toe with these actors. It's just been so much fun and so
challenging and just great.
Suzanne: Oh good. Your character is kind of funny. It reminds me a little bit of
the mom or the teacher coming in and saying, "Behave children."
Denise: Mm-hmm (affirmative). Mm-hmm (affirmative). Absolutely. She's in control
now and you're going to do it her way.
Suzanne: Well, she thinks she's in control, I guess.
Denise: Right, right.
Suzanne: Especially with Louis. He is not happy with her.
Denise: No, no. He's just so emotional and fiery anyway. Oh my God. I just love
what Rick does with that character.
Suzanne: Oh yeah, he's great.
Denise: I can barely keep a straight face. I mean, it's just hysterical. He just
gets the best lines and oh, there's some real zingers coming up from the season
Suzanne: Oh yeah. Good. Yeah. I say the same as all Suits fans do is that we
really hate that the show is ending. I mean, I'm glad they gave him a last
season, but it's just, ugh.
Denise: I know, I know. Nine seasons is a darn good run and I think they should
all feel really, very proud. But I know it's very bittersweet for them all and
it's been interesting for me to come in at this point and watch all of this and
be part of this. It's really been very, very deep, very, very rich to be part of
Suzanne: Oh, I'm sure. I think what happened too is, two of the characters left
and probably, that affected people and they stopped watching maybe. I don't
know. They sort of found their rhythm though after that. Now I feel like they're
given a chance to find their rhythm and then, they're gone. It's like, "Oh no,
they were just getting good again."
Denise: Of course, they've got a spin off coming now.
Suzanne: Yeah, they do. But I don't know if any of the other characters are
going to be...
Denise: Well, we don't know about that part, but I know that Pearson, the
spinoff, it's going to star Gina Torres and that's going to follow right after.
So that could be really interesting.
Suzanne: Oh yeah, looking forward to that.
Denise: ... to see how this one unfolds. Yeah, absolutely.
Suzanne: Do you know her from conventions and things?
Denise: Do I know?
Suzanne: Gina Torres?
Denise: I don't. No, I don't know Gina. I unfortunately, haven't met her but
maybe I'll see her on the circuit here.
Suzanne: Yeah because she was in Firefly, so we got a lot of the same fans.
Denise: I wonder. Yeah, I'll keep an eye out for it now. We may have been at
different times together, but we didn't know each other. Of course, now I do.
So, I'll absolutely seek her out. Yeah, Firefly is a big fan favorite.
Suzanne: Oh yeah.
Denise: Oh yeah. Yep.
Suzanne: So was it tough coming into a show where they've all been working
together for so many years and did they make you feel welcome?
Denise: Oh, they absolutely did and I'm so glad you asked that because it could
have gone either way. These guys are family, they've got a rhythm going, they
got a style of working, they feel very safe. But they went out of their way to
welcome me. Again, the nature of my character is so off putting to their
characters that it was a tricky one. But they have absolutely embraced me and
helped me kind of... It was great because Gabriel actually directed the third
episode. So that was really fun too because he really then, wore his directors
cap with me and really kind of honed me in on a very specific way of doing this
role and was very helpful.
Suzanne: Oh good. Yeah. I look forward to seeing that one. Now, did they give
you much backstory for your character when you came in?
Denise: Fortunately, Aaron was around during the first episode. So whenever I
needed... sort of had some questions, had some... What exactly went down here
when she says this or when he's referring to that? Between him and Mike Smith
who directed the first episode, was lovely because Mike and I had worked
together earlier this year on How to Get Away With Murder. So here we were
working together and it was just really a blessing because I felt very
comfortable with him and yeah, it was nice to have Aaron around.
Suzanne: Oh good. So can you tell us how many episodes that you'll be on in the
season? Are you in the whole season or?
Denise: I'm in the whole season. There's only one that I'm not in. So this
season consists of 10 and so I'm doing nine of the 10.
Suzanne: Oh good and I don't know if you can tell us this, but is your character
directly involved with whatever happens to end the show?
Denise: I would imagine. I don't have the final script. So even I don't know
what actually takes place.
Suzanne: Oh okay, so you're still filming it?
Denise: I'm learning as we go along.
Suzanne: Okay. How many have you filmed already?
Denise: I have filmed six. I'm about to fly back to Toronto Sunday night and so,
we began number eight. So, three more for me.
Suzanne: Is there anything else you can tell us about the show this season
without giving any spoilers away?
Denise: I think they're going to really wrap it up in a fine way. I think it
will be satisfying for everybody and you'll get into a little more personal
lives of the characters. I think you'll really figure out who... Well, our
characters will figure out what kind of people and lawyers they really want to
Suzanne: Okay. That's good and I wanted to ask you something about the second
episode. I don't think you're in any scenes with him, but there's a character,
Samantha, she helps one of her friends that has a problem and you're not happy
about that because you didn't approve of it. Was the actor that played her
friend, was that Monti Sharp, do you know?
Denise: Boy, that's a good question.
Suzanne: Because I thought I recognized him, but I wasn't sure.
Denise: I'm not sure either because I didn't meet the gentleman.
Suzanne: Right. I wasn't sure.
Denise: I'd have to pull out my script and see who played the role. That's
funny. I'm sorry.
Suzanne: Oh that's okay. I asked them, but they said to ask you and I'm like,
"Well, I don't know if she's going to know because she didn't have any scenes
Denise: I'm not in the scene.
Suzanne: That's fine. I wasn't sure if they carried it over after the second
episode or not. So, but it's fine. That's okay. No, but that was a really good
episode because it had so much with you guys and the whole drama of it and the
prompts with Louis. There was a great part with Louis and now, I'm blanking on
his name, but they went out and went bowling and that was hilarious. Oops.
Denise: I'm sorry. My cell phone was ringing. The what?
Suzanne: There was a scene with Louis and one of the other characters and they
went out bowling and that was hilarious.
Denise: Oh God, that was great. Right. I'm trying to think, who took him out?
Was it Alex?
Suzanne: Yes, Alex. Thank you. I remember the actor, but I can't remember the
Denise: Yeah, Dulé. Dulé Hill. God was hysterical.
Suzanne: It really was.
Denise: And what, my face appears on the bowling pin.
Suzanne: What did you have to do? Did they just take your face out of... You
talked and then, they just took your face out of it?
Denise: Yeah, they filmed it, like a special effects on a green screen.
Suzanne: Oh, okay. That was great.
Denise: Yeah. Very Star Trek.
Suzanne: So do you have any other projects coming out that we could watch for?
Denise: Really, I've just been concentrating on this one. Yeah. No, this is it
for me right now.
Suzanne: Okay. Well, we'll watch and see what happens in the future.
Denise: Cool. Good.
Suzanne: I really appreciate it. I really appreciate you talking to me.
Denise: Okay Suzanne, you too. Thank you Suzanne.
Suzanne: Thank you. Bye. Bye.
Coming to you with a phenomenal interview,
DENISE CROSBY ("Star Trek: Next
Generation," "Pet Sematary") has undertaken her most
challenging character yet with a new starring role on the
hit legal procedural, Suits (USA
Networks) for its last season, which premieres on July
17th, 9PM. We have Denise
available immediately to dive into why her intricately
on the long-running legal drama which is coming to an end
with (this) Season 9, to discuss the journey of Suits
reaching its final frontier.
Crosby, who played 'Lieutenant Tasha Yar' on
Star Trek: Next Generation
for nearly the entire life of the show, lawyers
up for the new role of 'Faye Richardson.' Faye is the New
York Bar Association’s “no-nonsense representative.” The
character has, what sounds like, will be terrible news for
Harvey, and her court order signals that Zane Specter Litt
Wheeler Williams’ legal issues are far from over. In fact,
her arrival at the firm heralds delivery of this
interdiction, which will reportedly have “serious
consequences.” Not the best tiding to receive from the bar!
Hear what the critics are saying after previewing her first
”Faye Richardson, played by Denise
Crosby, is going, to some degree, force these people to have a
reckoning with how they’ve behaved ethically over the past
seasons,” according to
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