Michael Phelps is heading to “Suits.”
Just weeks after actor Patrick J. Adams (who plays Mike Ross) posted photos of life-size Phelps cutouts on the “Suits” set (via his Instagram), Access Hollywood has learned the Olympic champ is currently in Toronto where he is filming a cameo for the show.
Phelps, a fan of the USA Network series, is playing himself for the mid-season premiere, set to air in 2014.
Gabriel Macht’s Harvey Specter has an impressive list of clients, including athletes, but not Phelps.
In the episode, Harvey will come face to face with Phelps, someone he wanted as a client.
It’s assumed Abigail Spencer will be back in time for the episode, reprising her role as Scottie, as her character features into the storyline.
Back in June, Gabriel told a group of reporters, including Access, he was hoping to see a real star athlete on the show.
“I would love to see one of these athletes come on and be on our show or just like, I get out of a car and Michael Jordan’s getting into a car and he’s like, ‘Hey Harvey, what’s up?’” Gabriel said at the time. “I would love to see that happen.”
Looks like he is getting part of that wish fulfilled.
“Suits” continues its third season on Tuesday nights at 10 PM on USA.
-- Jolie Lash