Around the time you were leaving Suits, it became an even bigger phenomenon when word leaked that Meghan Markle was dating Prince Harry. Was that exciting to see the show get such global recognition in ways it hadn’t before?
Torres: I honestly don’t know if that’s true. I think people watch the shows they watch because they love the shows they watch. The show was a global phenomenon because it was a good show, during, before, and after.
But more people became aware of it when Meghan and Harry became public.
Torres: I think people tuned into it out of curiosity because everybody was certainly curious about it. I love my cast, so if it added another few years to the show, then great for the fans and great for them.
Did Meghan reach out to wish you good luck before Pearson started filming?
Torres: No, I’m not in touch with Meghan. There’s no story in why I’m not in touch with Meghan. What I will say is—if I could offer a window into what it is to be an actor and live this crazy life…when you’re an actor, you meet hundreds of people during your career. The public only sees the characters that are on TV, but there are hundreds of people that make a show happen. If you’re as fortunate enough of an actor as I am, that has had a varied career, you can’t bring all those people with you.
There are people you have immediate and incredible chemistry with that you align with throughout the years, that are sustainable relationships. I enjoyed Meghan when we worked together. We had a great time as we worked together. We bore witness to a great many things in each others lives while we worked together. But we were also in very different places in our lives and in our career. Would she have been one of the people I would have had a sustainable relationship years later had this phenomenon not happened? I don’t know. Perhaps not, because we were on such different trajectories. And there are others that you do, and there are others that you don’t. It’s a no harm, no foul thing. I got to absolutely give her my love and my best and wish her nothing but happiness at the wedding, and that’s the end of that story.
What made you and Sarah Rafferty connect and be one of those “sustainable relationships” you mentioned?
Torres: We have daughters that are the same age, so playdates were inevitable. Gabriel [Macht], Sarah, and I all have daughters that are the same age, so that was amazing and fun from the beginning. She makes me laugh out loud, and I think I do the same for her. We support each other. We are each other’s cheerleaders, and that’s always been the case.
Was there any advice you’re glad you didn’t listen to earlier in your career?
Torres: I’m glad I never got my tits done!
Who told you that?
Torres: It was somebody stupid. [Laughs] I was in my early 20s.
Was it something you considered?
Torres: I think any small-breasted woman considers it at some point in her life, but I knew enough then that it wasn’t going to help me. [Laughs] That’s not what I was going for. It has to be driven from you, not someone else.
Now that Pearson is here, have you had a chance to sit back and reflect on what this project and this time in your life means to you?