Michael Phelps loves the legal drama Suits, USA's top-rated original drama. He has tweeted about being a fan and has called the show one of his favorites. Now the Olympic swimmer is making an appearance on its midseason return, March 6 (Thursdays at 9 p.m. ET/PT),
In the scene, after Harvey Specter (Gabriel Macht) failed to sign Phelps as a client, the lawyer's girlfriend and new colleague Dana "Scottie" Scott (Abigail Spencer) is determined to land the star athlete for the firm. They're at a restaurant when Phelps walks in. Spencer serves up some saucy dialogue and Phelps plays it cool.
Macht says when he first met Phelps, who played himself on Entourage and has hosted Saturday Night Live, the swimmer was getting his hair cut and got a little starstruck. "He kept on looking at me and giggling," says Macht. Once he got over that, "We basically hung out for the day. It was very cool."
As for delivering his four lines? "Athletes are great at what they do," says Macht, "But you never know if they can act." In Phelps' case, it was no problem. "When it came to shooting, he turned out to be complete natural," says Macht. "We'd love to have him back."
so excited omg <3