While other shows may grapple with big egos and explosive feuds, the only drama you’ll find at “Law & Order: Organized Crime” is on the screen. Actually, that seems to be true for the entirety of the Dick Wolf franchise. The core cast hasn’t changed much over its 24 seasons, with Mariska Hargitay’s Olivia Benson and Christopher Meloni’s Elliot Stabler still at the helm in the original and spin-off. For better or for worse, the cast becomes a family after working together for so long. And luckily for the “Law & Order” crew, they seem to fall into the “better” category.
Even the secondary characters draw in die-hard fans, which Hargitay chalks up to authentic storylines. Ainsley Seiger is one such character whose role on “Law & Order: Organized Crime” actually marks her first series television role. She plays Detective Jet Slootmaekers in Dick Wolf’s universe and she wants fans to know why the new episode “means a lot” to her.
Ainsley Seiger Opens Up About Filming ‘Law & Order: Organized Crime’ While Battling Grief
Ainsley Seiger is one of the youngest regular cast members on the show and a recent graduate from the University of North Carolina School of the Arts. This is common knowledge and maybe something our Outsiders already knew. What most people don’t know, however, is what she was dealing with while filming the series. Her recent tweet divulges this information and it’s seriously heartbreaking. Read it here:
tonight’s episode weirdly means a lot to me. i lost two very important people in my life within the span of a month while filming it & wish i could call them one more time just to say hi. not being able to say goodbye is fucking hard. call someone you love tonight and tell them— ainsley seiger (@ainsleyseigers) November 11, 2021
The tweet reveals that Ainsley Seiger continued to work and film for the series after losing two loved ones in a very short period of time. Fans quickly jumped to the comments to offer their condolences. Some also shared stories of their own personal loss to connect with the star.
What Surprises Her Most About the Industry
Ainsley Seiger recently joined Pop Wire for a Zoom interview to discuss what working on “Law & Order: Organized Crime” is actually like. The first question she answered was this: What surprises you most about working in the industry?
After thinking about it for a brief moment, Seiger says it boils down to the cinematography. Even the littlest details, she says, are thoroughly planned and shot until it’s done right. She’s constantly “blown away” by the show when watching episodes back after the conclusion of filming them.
Here’s the full interview for you to enjoy: