It was her chemistry with Patrick J. Adams that won her the role, says Jeff Wachtel, who served as co-president of USA when Markle was cast. "One of the things that we needed at the beginning with Suits was Patrick's character comes in as the hottest thing in town: he's brilliant, has a photographic memory and fakes his way into being a lawyer and then he comes up against this girl who turns out to be the love of his life," says Wachtel. "We needed somebody who had a real authority to shut him down and still be the coolest thing around. And they had it right away. It was a lot of fun."