Gina Torres turned to politics to inspire politics Dresses spinoff series, Pearson, which focuses on her character, Jessica Pearson, who begins in Chicago. In advance, learn how Torres were inspired by the likes of Kellyanne Conway and much more. Keep in mind that there are spoilers for those who have not seen the latest episodes of Dresses
Where Jessica Pearson left in 'Suits'
Torres played Pearson, a member of an office at # 39; New York City senior city attorneys Dresses where his staff – Harvey Specter (Gabriel Macht), Mike Ross (Patrick J. Adams), Donna Paulsen (Sarah Rafferty), Rachel Zane (Meghan Markle, Duchess of Sussex) and Louis Litt (Rick Hoffman) – saw her A powerful business leader.
This is until he unmarked in New York as a result of Ross pretending to be a lawyer. He left the city and decided to start Chicago again as a political agent because his license to practice the right to Illinois had been revoked. This is where we connect again with Pearson to the series of spinoffs.
In a recent telephone interview with The New York Times Torres explained how the director of President Trump, Kellyanne Conway, went to Pearson.
"When I saw Kellyanne Conway – and she was not the only one, let me tell you that way, I just kept trying to figure out who these people are, in fact? How are they real believers? Are they opportunistic? They are making a prey Of strength? What motivates them? "said Torres.
He explained the parallels between his character and Conway.
"With Kellyanne, there were people who dear she, and there were people who loved to hate her. Only you did not know very well what it was about. And then I thought: "Oh, she's like Jessica." Nobody really knows at the end of the day: can you trust? Is it a moral person or is it only power? "He said, adding that the public will learn what motivates his character (Tip: his" huge heart "plays a factor).
Jessica Pearson almost died in 'Suits'
Showrunner Aaron Korsh once had a different idea from Pearson Dresses when Torres left the program for the first time in 2016. He planned to kill him.
"I'm glad you did not," said Korsh The Hollywood Reporter, noting that the inspiration came from Lieutenant Colonel Henry Blake (McLean Stevenson) M * A * S * H * who died off screen after a moment of triumph.
"I think it would have been incredibly powerful and exciting. But the network was similar to 'Please do not do it,' and they were right," said the showrunner. "If Jessica had died, what would have done this in the program It would have been a beating over everything. "
"Stakes … are much higher for Jessica" in derivative series
In Pearson, Torres' character works in close collaboration with Mayor Bobby Novak (Morgan Spector) and quickly realizes that it is no longer, we would say, in Kansas. What could happen to the new series is different from what he experienced in the city of New York, explained Korsh.
"The worst thing that could happen Pearson It's much worse than the worst that could happen Dresses"He said, adding" The worst thing would happen[in[in[in[inDresses]It was that Mike would get caught. Nobody is murdered, it is a white-collar crime against neck crime, and bets are, in many ways, much higher for Jessica. "
Pearson It begins tonight at 10:00. after the last season of Dresses premiere in the USA.