‘Law & Order’ Gives ‘Behind the Scenes Versus On the Scene’ Look in New Pics From Filming ‘SVU’ Season 23

by Joe Rutland

Fans of “Law & Order: SVU” received some sweet photos of the cast behind the scenes on Thursday while also showing them on the scene.

In an Instagram post from the official “Law & Order” account, there are views showing star Mariska Hargitay and others off-camera. Hargitay, who plays Olivia Benson on the NBC crime drama, is shown in another picture in action.

Take a look at what “Law & Order: SVU” offers its fans in advance of the upcoming Season 23.

In the photo of the team on the scene, Hargitay is joined by her co-star Ice-T.

“Law & Order: SVU” starts its new season this fall, where it will be the lead-in show for “Law& Order: Organized Crime.” That show, which stars Hargitay’s former “SVU” partner Christopher Meloni, comes back for its second season on Thursday nights.

‘Law & Order: SVU’ Star Admits To Having Days Where She Feels Done With Show

Playing the same character for 23 seasons can become a drag for some actors and actresses. While Hargitay has expressed her gratitude for playing Benson, she also has times where, well, she might want to call it a day.

Hargitay talked about those times during a 2019 interview with “The Hollywood Reporter.” She explained why she put on Olivia Benson’s badge for 22 years.

“The show is challenging, it’s exhausting, it’s a marathon,” she said. “And there are hard days and there are days when I’m like, ‘You know what? I might be done. I’m so tired, I can’t see straight.’ And then there are days when I get on my knees and I say, ‘Thank you, God.’

“I have a unique position to walk down the street and have women say, ‘I love you,'” Hargitay said. “I get to meet women in their most vulnerable and strongest place. … It’s a different kind of intimacy with people. Not just a job.”

“Law & Order: SVU” will be coming up on its 500th episode in this 23rd season.

CinemaBlend caught up with showrunner Warren Leight. He said producers are working with writers to address the moment. Nothing, though, is totally set as of now.

“I would like at least part of the 500th to be [ours]…sometimes it’s nice to have it be your birthday party and not a group birthday party,” Leight said. “It’s OK for people to come to the party, but it feels like 500 is an insane milestone. And so I would hope we have a moment to acknowledge it. Obviously, in the episode, we won’t say happy 500—but maybe I will look for a way to cheat that in.”