On filming in Toronto
Best Health: What’s your favourite part about filming in Toronto?
Meghan Markle: The fans are so excited and so nice! When we first started filming season one at Bay and Adelaide, people would walk by and be like, ‘What is it? What’s it called?’ Because we weren’t even airing here yet. People had no idea. Now we have police and security and people crowd around and it’s crazy. It’s really nice how Toronto has embraced us. There’s this really sweet pride that comes from knowing we are embracing the city. I love how excited people are and of course it’s Canada so they’re still so polite.
On strong female characters
BH: What’s been your favourite Rachel story line on Suits?
MM: I personally love watching Rachel’s career aspirations, with her going to law school and all that. Also, the development Rachel and Donna’s friendship. Off camera, Sarah [Rafferty] and I are so close and you can see how [the writers] have woven that into the story line. You see our banter with each other. I love that. I love anything that’s showing strong female relationships that aren’t competitive. I think it’s really important to have that on television. And I love that [Sarah and I] are able to do that together because it reflects real life.
On Louis Litt
BH: Other than Rachel, who is your favourite character on Suits?
MM: Louis Litt! He’s one of the best characters on television. It’s so well written. Rick [Hoffman] is so good at bringing him to life. (Outside of Sarah, he’s the other person that I’m closest with on the cast.) It’s just multi-layered. You love to hate him and then your heart goes out to him. I think what he’s done is craft a character – they’ve written it this way for him, but what he’s done is brought it to life where once you start to follow and understand Louis Litt’s story, he’s made it so simple to be empathetic where even when you know he’s being nasty or divisive, it’s coming from all this deep rooted sadness or insecurity. He’s really humanized that character and it’s awesome to watch. I’m really proud of him.