Patrick J. Adams took to social media to apologize for sharing To take throwback photos amid the ongoing actors’ strike.
Earlier this week, the actor, who played Mike Ross, reminisced about his time on the legal drama by sharing photos with several of his former co-stars, including Meghan Markle, Sarah Rafferty, Gabriel Macht, Rick Hoffman and more.
Adams has since deleted the messages and wrote on his Instagram Stories“In recent days I foolishly and thoughtlessly dropped a trip To take My memories distract me from the very real and ongoing struggle that everyone within @sagaftra continues to wage in their attempt to get our membership realistic compensation and protection for the 21st century.”
The artists’ union SAG-AFTRA has been on strike since July 14 after contract negotiations with studios and streamers failed. During the strike, union members may not promote projects covered by SAG-AFTRA’s contract.
“It was an embarrassing mistake that I deeply regret,” Adams added. “I am so grateful to those who kindly and quickly corrected me here. And I look forward to continuing the fight in the days and weeks ahead.”
The posts in question included a behind-the-scenes photo with Markle and Rafferty, with the caption: “Missing my friends.” Another post featured a carousel of photos with Markle, Macht, Hoffman, Max Topplin and Gina Torres, with the caption: “Any of them.” Days later, he also shared two additional Instagram carousels with photos of the show.
In the past months, To take has seen a resurgence after the popular show was added to Netflix. The series follows brilliant college dropout Mike Ross (Adams) who teams up with Harvey Specter (Macht), one of New York City’s top lawyers. Along the way, he also discovers a romantic spark with Rachel Zane (Markle), the law firm’s top paralegal.
The show ran for nine seasons before ending in 2019. Adams and Markle left the show after season seven, although Adams did return for the finale.
All nine seasons have been streaming on Peacock, but when the first eight seasons dropped on Netflix in June, it led to a spike in viewers. The series has not only topped the Nielsen weekly rankings on the streaming TV charts for nine consecutive weeks, but also set a Nielsen record for most consecutive weeks with more than 3 billion viewing minutes at seven o’clock.
“I couldn’t have anticipated in a million years the amount of fame we’ve had since we hit Netflix,” To take creator Aaron Korsh shared The Hollywood Reporter in August. “Something happened before it started on Netflix, and then Netflix just took it over and amplified it by a billion.”