Suits S5 - Rick Hoffman interview

Everyone loves a bad guy – apart from the police possibly – and actor Rick Hoffman certainly digs his teeth into the deliciously sly and slimy Louis Litt.

Rick Hoffman

In the first episode of season five we see Louis has nabbed Donna - that must have been hugely exciting for him to finally win for once?

The major win for Louis was getting his name on the wall. I don't think he takes nabbing Donna as his PA as a win over Harvey. He has empathy for Harvey because he has the prize, which is Donna. Throughout the series other things happen to make it fuzzy for Harvey and Louis.

You must love playing Louis but do you actually like the guy?

I don't have much faith in Louis. It's heart-breaking to watch him step on his own feet constantly and lose good things in his life. I'd like him to be happy but ultimately he'll never be happy for long. There's always something in the way. He's happy being a partner, but something happens down the road.

Wait! What?

Let's just say it doesn't involve a cat. I'm allergic to them so they stop putting them in the script.

Well that rules cats out - although that was probably towards the end of our list of guesses. Do you have a strong fan base in the UK? The show has really taken off here.

I've noticed an amazing amount of crazy support from the UK and Ireland, especially over the last couple of seasons. As far as I know, three of my four Twitter followers are from the UK!

Nice - that's 75%. Have people started to warm to 'bad guy' Louis over the seasons?

Louis was not a loveable character at the start of the show. He was a douche. But you see that, actually, he's lonely and a bro.

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