While working on the one on one collider with Patrick J Adams. Talks about the Right Stuff got made him want to return to work after the end of Suits. All of the research materials he had on John Glenn. His most surreal day on a set and seeing the hopes viewers take from watching this story.
He also talks about whether he has any plans to team up with his wife Trion Bellisario again. How he feels about the journey that both he and his character took on Suits, and whether he had been ever wanted to revisit that role if they could get the bank back together again.
The National Geographic series The Right Stuff (available to stream at Disney+) tells the story of the early days of the U.S. Space Program and America’s first astronauts, the Mercury Seven, as the newly-formed NASA embarks on the monumental and awe-inspiring task of sending the first man into space.
Project Mercury recruited and trained astronauts from a handful of the military’s best pilots, including Major John Glenn (Patrick J. Adams) and Lieutenant Commander Alan Shepard (Jake McDorman), and the Mercury Seven became instant celebrities and heroes, as they worked toward extraordinary historic achievements that would inspire the nation.
Reasons For Right Stuff
What were Patrick reasons for joining The Right Stuff? It turns out that Patrick is a long-time fan of Tom Wolfe’s book, and it is not rocket science from there as Adams told TVLine:
“I just went, ‘This is what I’ve been waiting for, and suddenly, everything in my body woke up again, and all the systems went on, and all the switches flip, and I was like, ‘If I can be a part of this, I would kill to do it.”
Lead Role In Suits
In The Right Stuff, Patrick J. Adams takes on the role of the multi-faceted real-life astronaut Major John Glenn, who was also a moral and devoted family man. Professionally speaking, he was a well-regarded test pilot when he was recruited to be part of NASA’s Project Mercury. The Right Stuff marks Adams’ first lead role after Suits.
After leaving Suits, Patrick J. Adams had starred in a recurring capacity on the con-artist dramedy Sneaky Pete’s third and final season. Of course, it took him off time from his initial plans following Suits as Patrick explains, saying:
“I was looking to go to sleep for about one year. It’s a joke, but it’s not far from the truth. I was excited to be home and to not rush into something, to take a break. We started a family, and I’d been away from my wife for so long.
I remember being of the mindset of, like. ‘I need just to take a moment and get used to being home. And get back into the swing of that’. So I was excited just to hit pause and be able to enjoy the fact . That I’d earned the rare ability, as an actor, to be patient. To wait until I was inspired again to do something.”