‘Suits’ Star Sarah Rafferty Shares Where She Thinks ‘Darvey’ Would Be Now (Exclusive)

Sara Rafferty he only wants the best for her Suits‘The character’s fictional romance with Gabriel Macht Harvey Specter.

Rafferty reunited with other suit stars Patrick J. Adams, dule hill and Amanda Schull in it ATX Television Festival 2024 in Austin, Texasand sat down with ET’s Cassie DiLaura on Sunday to talk about the show’s massive resurgence in popularity and where they think their characters would be today.

For Rafferty, the question was especially where “Darvey,” the portmanteau of her character, Donna, and Macht’s character, Harvey, would be five years after the show ended.

“That’s a good question for (Suits creator) Aaron Korsh,” Rafferty said with a laugh. “Where would Darvey be right now? “They would be happy.”

Sarah Rafferty as Donna Paulsen, Gabriel Macht as Harvey Specter in ‘Suits’Shane Mahood/USA Network/NBCU Photo Bank/NBCUniversal via Getty Images

The original show, which also starred gina torresRick Hoffman, Katherine Heigl and Meghan Markle – came to an end in September 2019 after eight years on USA Network. It followed a group of lawyers, paralegals and others in the field on a day-to-day basis at a New York-based firm.

After concluding the series a year before the coronavirus pandemic began, the program sparked renewed interest during lockdown and steadily developed a resurgence in popularity and was the most streamed show of 2023.

“My daughter has watched the show and her friends have, because she’s in college,” Hill shared. “So she was in college when the whole resurgence was happening.”

“She hasn’t seen it all, her schedule is busier than anyone else in the family,” Hill added. “(But) luckily she already thinks I’m a great dad, and this just adds to that.”

In light of this new interest and growing fan base, Rafferty and Adams have teamed up for Sidebar: A Suits Watch Podcast, where they will watch episodes and reflect on the experience of making the show.

Sharing a message to fans, Adams said, “I just want to say thank you again.”

“We’re watching it for this podcast and I have a new appreciation, not just for the fan base but for the actual work on the show, and how everyone on it is so incredibly good,” Adams praised. “The more we hear from fans, the more we talk to them, we’re very excited to have them be a part of our podcast, interacting with them, listening to their voices and their questions. So I just hope that they reach out to us and continue to participate in the show and they continue to see it.

For all the cast members, it seems that being a part of the beloved series was a unique and special experience.

“There’s something so magical about the sense of belonging you get to have,” Rafferty recalled. “We all did a million pilots. And there were all these appearances on other people’s shows, and I always dreamed of having a place that felt like home. And then I almost couldn’t believe it when Suits happened.”

Echoing this sentiment, Adams explained that being part of such a tight-knit cast is “kind of indescribable, to be honest.”

“It’s a level of intimacy, friendship and family that I’ve never experienced outside of my own family,” Adams said. “They can finish each other’s sentences. They can say that they know each other, they know how to push each other, they know how to make each other laugh and they know how to comfort each other.”

And what makes the experience even better, in the wake of the show’s resurgence, is the knowledge that it’s kind of a comfort watch for a lot of people.

“We have this beautiful opportunity as actors to touch the lives of people we may never meet,” Schull shared. “And what a gift (it is) to have been on a show that…could help people during a time when some people were struggling, over the last few years. And bring some levity to someone’s living room. That’s a real honor.”


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