10 Things You Didn’t Know About ‘Suits’ Star Patrick J. Adams
8. He Thought Mad Men was a Sitcom
Before Adams made it big with his character on Suits, he auditioned for a part in the hit series, Mad Men. He confesses that when he auditioned for the part he thought the show was a sitcom! “When ‘Mad Men’ came out, there was a sitcom that same year, also called ‘Mad Men.’ This was my first time going in for ‘Mad Men,’ and no one knew what it was. So, my manager said, ‘It’s a sitcom. Just go and you’ll love it. It’s going to be great.’ I read the material and thought, ‘This is not that funny.'” Even though he had no idea what kind of show he was auditioning for, he must have left a good impression because he said he got called back! “I went in with (show creator) Matthew Weiner, who now has written one of the best shows of all time, and I did my thing and he just stared at me. It wasn’t in a bad way, but just like, ‘What’s going on with this kid? He’s making interesting choices that are a little big.’ I ended up getting called back for other parts on the show, so I don’t think I offended him too badly,” Adams said.
7. He Plays the Guitar
Adams has played the guitar since he was 15-years-old. In an interview with EW, Adams revealed some more embarrassing acoustic songs he knows how to play on the guitar: “I play guitar, and everybody always plays the cool songs. My thing was to always take pop songs and learn to play them accoustically. So I have a lot of Britney Spears and Christina Aguilera jams that I do acoustic. I’m not even ashmaed of it. ‘Oops!…I Did It Again’ – classic track. ‘…Baby One More Time’ – even more classic track. That’s THE song. That’s what made it happen. A Backstreet Boys track? I’m not mad at it. I’ll do that, too.”