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Television has become the medium for strong female characters. With successful series like “Scandal,” “Homeland” and “Girls” all getting both critical acclaim and those coveted ratings – it’s no wonder actresses are opting for the small screen.

Though USA Network’s “Suits” is centered around a cocky, complicated big shot lawyer and his less than credentialed protege–it’s grounded by the firm’s managing partner. Actress Gina Torres talks the sacrifices made to get to the top, workplace politics and race on the hit series. One thing is certain: There’s just something about Jessica Pearson.

Actress Gina Torres Says Her Role in 'Suits' Was Originally Written for a Man

Television has become the medium for strong female characters. With successful series like “Scandal,” “Homeland” and “Girls” all getting both critical acclaim and those coveted ratings – it’s no wonder actresses are opting for the small screen.

Though USA Network’s “Suits” is centered around a cocky, complicated big shot lawyer and his less than credentialed protege–it’s grounded by the firm’s managing partner. Actress Gina Torres talks the sacrifices made to get to the top, workplace politics and race on the hit series. One thing is certain: There’s just something about Jessica Pearson.

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