Law & Order: Organized Crime star Chris Meloni is a lot of things but above all else a loyal friend. He stood up for his friend Michael Ian Black on Twitter recently.
Black has released a book titled, A Better Man: A (Mostly Serious) Letter to My Son. In the book, he touches on manhood and masculinity as well as other aspects of life. Apparently, one reader did not appreciate the messaging of the book and left a rough, one-star review.
“Wimpy, vague, feminist view of masculinity that offers very little advice while spewing the typical politically correct liberal perspective,” the review said. “It’s all heavily influenced by his late lesbian mother. The author has written of some of these things before in other books and it seems very repetitive while drawing no real conclusions on how to really be a better man. He even says in a number of spots, ‘I don’t know.'”
After tweeting about the review, Black found his friend Chris Meloni coming to support him. The Law & Order: Organized Crime star didn’t mince words. Check out that tweet below.
“Well,” the post started. “I for one am going to continue coming to you for advice about… well, everything.”
In the replies, Michael Ian Black joked with Meloni, just saying, “I don’t know.” Meloni followed that up with, “I instantly feel better.”
Chris Meloni knows better than most that a little support can mean everything. It was early in his career when he needed a bit of support. He got that in the form of his first big break that helped make his career what it is today. He unsurprisingly got his first big role as part of another law enforcement-based show in the 1990s.
‘Law & Order: Organized Crime’: Meloni’s First Big Break
Before Meloni became a household name and heartthrob for his role as Elliot Stabler, he got started elsewhere. In his early career, the actor didn’t always have a regular acting part. In fact, he spent a lot of years bouncing from small roles and one-time gigs to another. It is not easy coming up as an actor.
However, in 1996, Meloni landed a role on NYPD Blue that would help propel his career. It was a big difference from his scarce work in sitcoms and movies before that.
“I felt it,” the Law & Order: Organized Crime star said. “It was the first time I’d had this feeling that I was recognized, even though I didn’t have the data to back it or boots on the ground direct knowledge. It was really a weird of ‘Oh, people watch this,’ and went ‘Oh, look at this guy. Look what he can do.'”
Since then, it has been nothing but up for Meloni.