On EMPIRE, Irving and Cubbie met in college. They were friends and rivals instantly and that relationship continues today. Irving is ruthless in his career as a high powered attorney. He is currently married to his second wife, a young former stripper named Kinky.
We Love Soaps: As the Haven family attorney, Irving must keep awfully busy.
Harlan J. Strauss: I’ve gotten these guys out of a lot of trouble. But it’s always questionable which side of the fence I’m on. Who are my buddies, who are my enemies? I’m a mean son-of-a-bitch.
We Love Soaps: There is a lot of litigation, given all the people dying and coming back from the dead.
Harlan J. Strauss: There’s much potential there. I am a small person, and they keep me busy in the firm... and on the golf course.
We Love Soaps: What can we look forward to as far as the legal complications for the Havens in Season Two? Will Irving be kept busy?
Harlan J. Strauss: He’ll have much more [to do] than the previous season. I get a nice, young beautiful wife. I’ll get more mixed up with some elements of the family, and some dirty games.
Damon L. Jacobs is a Marriage Family Therapist practicing in New York City at Mental Health Counseling & Marriage And Family Therapy Of New York. He is also the author of "Absolutely Should-less: The Secret to Living the Stress-Free Life You Deserve".