‘Law & Order: SVU’: Mariska Hargitay and Chris Meloni Send Message with Selfie

by Samantha Whidden
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On Monday (December 6th), Law & Order: SVU star Mariska Hargitay took to her Instagram to share a snapshot of her and former SVU star and now Law & Order: Organized Crime star Chris Meloni.

“Thursday. Be there,” the Law & Order: SVU actress declared in her post. Meloni also posted a snap of him, Hargitay, and the Law & Order creator Dick Wolf grabbing dinner together. He added, “Where it began” as the hashtag. 

Hargitay and Meloni worked together on the set of Law & Order: SVU for twelves seasons. Meloni decided to leave the series in 2011. He has since returned to the hit franchise in the new spin-off Law & Order: Organized Crime.

In May 2021, Meloni spoke to People about working alongside Hargitay throughout the years. “She brought her game. I brought mine. And I liked the results,” Meloni explained. He then shared what it was like for him and Hargitay to film together again. “It was Pavlovian: Ring that bell, and you get right into Stabler and Benson.”

Hargitay also revealed that there was so much shorthand between her and Meloni. “He’s always made me feel like I could jump off the ledge, the cliff, the bridge, and he would catch me. In so many ways. Whether it was comedy or acting or friendship.”

Meloni went on to add, “It’s simple, we have each other’s back.”

‘Law & Order Stars Chris Meloni & Mariska Hargitay Reflect About The Emotional Reunion Between Their Two Characters 

While continuing their chat with People, Law & Order stars Chris Meloni and Mariska Hargitay discussed the emotions they experienced when they reunited on set. “We’ve reintroduced two characters that their ‘their-ness’ ended abruptly,” Meloni stated. He also said the ending was unsatisfying as well. 

The Law & Order star then explained there is a lot of emotional and psychological unpacking to do between his character and Hargitay’s. “So you know it’s a long-winded way of saying, it’s complicated.”

When talking about the relationship between Benson and Stabler, Meloni declared, “I think they have a lot of understanding and a lot of healing to got through before things get back to a state of normalcy or understanding. Where they are in their lives and how each other, truly, deeply fit in with each other.”

Hargitay recently spoke to Entertainment Tonight about the relationship between her and her former Law & Order co-star. “You know he, after my husband, he knows me pretty well. So it’s very meaningful, especially after the journey we’ve had these 22 years. The creative journey, the trust, the friendship, he’s sort of seen it all.”

Meloni went on to describe Hargitay as having great energy and a great personality. “I say this: Radiant. Charming. Funny. Generous. Elegant. Bawdy. Honest. Appreciative. Inclusive. Direct Vivacious.”

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