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Meghan Markle's Suits co-star Gina Torres reveals reason why Duchess is not on show's group chat

Gina Torres opened up about why Meghan Markle as she attended the Golden Globes alongside her former Suit co-stars

Patrick J. Adams, Gina Torres, Sarah Rafferty and Gabriel Macht pose in the press room during the 81st annual Golden Globe Awards at The Beverly Hilton hotel in Beverly Hills, California, on January 7, 2024
Emmy Griffiths
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Fans of the hit show Suits were delighted when several key members of the cast reunited to present an award together at the 2024 Golden Globes, but the auspicious evening was missing Meghan Markle, who played Rachel Zane in the drama. 

Chatting to reporters on the red carpet, Meghan’s former co-star Gina Torres was asked about the Duchess of Sussex, and if they had "texted" her to join them on Sunday night. 

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Interviewer Marc Malkin asked her: "You know, we have to talk about what’s happening today," to which she replied: "What’s happening today?" 

Marc said: "Suits reunion! Everywhere I look, there’s a star from Suits! Did you plan this? Are you all texting each other?" 

Gina Torres in the "Best "of Men episode of 9-1-1 LONE STAR© FOX
Gina Torres now stars in 9-1-1: Lone Star

Gina replied: "Yeah, our text thread is insane right now!" 

When asked about who texted Meghan to invite her to the Golden Globes, Gina said: "We don’t have her number. We just don’t, so… She’ll see, she’ll watch. She’ll be happy that we’re here." 

While Meghan didn't step out at this year's Golden Globes, HELLO! understands the Duchess was invited.

Meghan has always been very vocal about her pride in the show, which ran from 2011 to 2019 but recently enjoyed more success after landing on Netflix, becoming the streaming platform’s most-watched series. Chatting to Variety about the news, she said: "Is that right?! But who’s counting?"

Meghan Markle and Patrick J Adams on the set of suits © USA Network
Meghan stressed in the hit show from 2011

She added: "It was great to work on, such a great cast and crew. We had a really fun time. I was on it for seven seasons, so quite a bit. But it’s hard to find a show you can binge-watch that many episodes of these days, so that could have something to do with it. But good shows are everlasting." 

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Presenters for the 81st Annual Golden Globe Awards include: Amanda Seyfried, America Ferrera, Andra Day, Angela Bassett, Annette Bening, Ben Affleck, Daniel Kaluuya, Don Cheadle, Dua Lipa, Elizabeth Banks, Florence Pugh, Gabriel 'Fluffy' Iglesias, Gabriel Macht, George Lopez, Hailee Steinfeld, Hunter Schafer, Issa Rae, Jared Leto, Jodie Foster, Jon Batiste, Jonathan Bailey, Julia Garner, Justin Hartley, Kate Beckinsale, Keri Russell, Kevin Costner, Mark Hamill, Matt Damon, Michelle Yeoh, Naomi Watts, Oprah Winfrey, Orlando Bloom, Patrick J. Adams, Ray Romano, Rose McIver, Shameik Moore, Simu Liu, Utkarsh Ambudkar, and Will Ferrell.

Taking to the stage to resent the Outstanding Drama Series category, Patrick J. Adams was joined by Gabriel Macht, Sarah Rafferty, and Gina. Joking about the show’s recent popularity, five years after the finale, Patrick said: "It’s hard to imagine having to wait so long to see your show get that kind of recognition." 

The photos showed Meghan, Sarah Rafferty and Patrick © USA Network
Meghan Markle as Rachel Zane, Sarah Rafferty as Donna Paulsen, Patrick J. Adams as Mike Ross in Suits

The show has been so popular that there have been reports of a spin-off show in the works and one of the original members of the cast, Rachael Harris, opened up about it to HELLO! at the Women In Film Honors in LA on November 2023. 

Gabriel Macht and  Patrick J. Adams arrive for the 81st annual Golden Globe Awards at The Beverly Hilton hotel in Beverly Hills, California, on January 7, 2024© Getty
Gabriel Macht and Patrick J. Adams arrive for the 81st annual Golden Globe Awards at The Beverly Hilton hotel in Beverly Hills, California, on January 7, 2024

She explained: "There's already been little bits of talk about that so we'll see… I can't speak for any of them but I still see them all the time – Sarah Rafferty is a great friend, and Rick Hoffman is so wonderful. I would kill to work with any of them, they're all great." 

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