Suits actor Patrick J. Adams regrets posting 'sentimental' snap of Meghan Markle: 'We're like brother and sister'
Patrick J. Adams didn't anticipate a wave of publicity when he recently shared a snap of Meghan Markle.
Last month, the Canadian actor posted an old image of his Suits co-star giving him a kiss on the cheek to his Instagram page with the caption, "Ross and Rachel the next generation" - a reference to the characters played by David Schwimmer and Jennifer Aniston in sitcom Friends.
But the 36-year-old quickly deleted the snap, as he hadn't realised that the photo of Meghan, who is dating Britain's Prince Harry, would garner so much feedback.
"I had this onslaught of people retweeting the thing, people thinking it was a recent picture, and I just thought, 'What the hell is going on?' It was such an innocent moment of sentimentality that was twisted into something totally different," he told Esquire magazine. "It made me feel like... why put myself through this? We're like brother and sister, it's not like it was lurid or anything, but it just became a story that people wanted to talk about."
Patrick's social media accounts are currently deactivated, though he won't rule out a return in the future.
The stars have been portraying Mike Ross and Rachel Zane on the USA Network legal drama since 2011, but an eighth season is yet to be confirmed, with Meghan's royal connections no doubt having an impact on potential storylines.
"They're still figuring all of that out," the actor added.
While Suits is up in the air at the moment, Patrick did share that he is working on a project with his wife, Pretty Little Liars star Troian Bellisario. The couple are collaborating on a short film titled We Are Here.
"It's exciting to have a romantic relationship with somebody you're also so inspired by professionally," he noted. "Every day, I take a look at the way she approaches her work and it makes me re-focus and go, 'Oh, wow, don't get lazy, don't get bitter, don't get cynical,' because she's none of those things. She's the real deal."