'Suits' gets a visit from Louis Litt's parents - and Rick Hoffman'sAdd to Favorites | Suits
Hoffman tells Entertainment Weekly that it was actually "Suits" creator Aaron Korsh who suggested Hoffman's non-actor parents for their roles. He thought they were funny when they were visiting the "Suits" set one time, and asked Hoffman if they'd be willing to cameo in one of Louis' Skype video chats with his mom and dad.
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"No matter what set she's been on over the last 12 years, my mother always finds a way to get in the way. Not in a bad way," Hoffman tells EW.
While she was watching her son film a scene with costars Meghan Markle and Patrick J. Adams, she audibly giggled -- a no-no on a TV set. "All of a sudden, I hear a giggle out of my left ear. I'm thinking to myself as I'm doing my scene, Is that her? If that's her, I'm gonna kill her. She did it three times. She thinks she's in, like, an airplane with earphones on watching a movie in her seat. Thank god, she did not ruin a take. But Aaron thought they were a riot. Everyone loved them."
He continues, calling it a "special experience" to be able to work with his mom and dad. "Aaron had the idea that Louis and his parents use Skype. 'Do you mind having your parents do it?' I was like, 'Nope. Don't mind at all.'"
Check out a sneak peek of the Hoffmans making their acting debut and more of the interview at Entertainment Weekly.