Suits star Gina Torres: I’ve had a lot of female lawyers thank me for the character of Jessica
After clocking up roles in 24, Alias and Hannibal, Gina Torres, 44, now kicks legal ass in Suits and is the subject of a web campaign to play Wonder Woman.
In Suits, your character Jessica is a tough cookie. What makes her tick? Jessica was conceived as a man – but here I am, a black woman in a world of white men. The strength of her character is that, in Suits, we never play on that. Her drive and her ambition has nothing to do with her gender or cultural background. She has to be taken on her own terms.