10. Despite fans’ desires, pairing off managing partner Harvey with Rafferty’s Donna was not a foregone conclusion in creator Korsh’s mind. ”When I wrote the pilot, I wasn’t like, ‘Harvey and Donna are destined to be together,’ or even, ‘Are they going to be the big “will they or won’t they?”‘ But we definitely went through that with Mike and Rachel,” he confessed to USA. “Do we keep them together, and what do we do about that?”
But, yes, he took note of the #Darvey shippers on social media, saying that “they’re louder than the percentage who aren’t” and feel “that they comprise 240 percent of viewers.” Eventually, he gave in, ending the series with the pair’s spontaneous wedding.
11. As for Macht and Rafferty IRL, “we go back 20 years and our daughters are best friends,” the actor revealed in a 2012 interview with Blast magazine of 16-year-old Satine (he and wife Jacinda Barrett are also parents to Luca, 9) and 15-year-old Oona (Rafferty and husband Santtu Seppälä also have daughter Iris, 11). ”We are really, really, really close friends. We’ve been to each other’s weddings.”