‘Law & Order: SVU’ Star Mariska Hargitay Surprises Fans With Video of Upcoming Guest Stars

by Samantha Whidden
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On Saturday (December 4th), Law & Order: SVU star Mariska Hargitay took to her Instagram account to surprise her fans with a video of upcoming guest stars of the hit series.

“Saturday night at SVU,” the Law & Order icon declared in her post. She is seen hugging various guest stars, including Donald Logue, Terry Serpico, and Jason Biggs. 

The next episode of Law & Order: SVU is set to air on Thursday (December 9th). According to IMDb, the episode will far Dominick Carisi (Peter Scanavino) as tries Richard Wheatley (Dylan McDermott) for the murder of Kathy Stabler (Isabel Gillies). Hargitay’s character Olivia Benson finds her at odds with a friend. When Rafael Barba (Raúl Esparza) agrees to take the case. 

‘Law & Order: SVU’ Star Mariska Hargitay Recent Dubbed One of Glamour’s Women of the Year 

Last month, Glamour made Law & Order: SVU star Mariska Hargitay one of its Women of the Year. She recently opened up to the magazine about her life away from the SVU set. She looks back on the exhausting summer, her minor health problems, and the global pandemic. 

“I felt like an octopus being pulled apart in so many directions,” the Law & Order star explained. “Sometimes when you’re in those moments, it’s a lot. And you’re like, ‘How am I going to climb this mountain?’ But here I am today going, ‘It was a kick-a— week.’”

While speaking about her real-life experiences, the Law & Order icon stated, “I think I learned about crisis very young. And I learned very young that sh— happens and there’s no guarantees. And we keep going. Then we transform it.”

The actress dealt with crisis at a very young age. Her mother Jayne Mansfield passed away following a car accident when she was three. Hargitay describes her approach to handling tough situations has kind of become her superpower. “I’ve spent the last 50 – how old am I? 57, so 54 years sort of trying to figure out what happened and why. And what am I suppose to do with it?”

Hargitay goes on to state she was in a “frozen place” for a lot of her childhood with trying to survive and actually surviving. “My life has been a process of unfeeling the layers and trust and trusting again.”

‘Law & Order’ Icon Mariska Hargitay Describes Meeting Chris Meloni for the First Time

While continuing to chat with Glamour, Law & Order star Mariska Hargitay discusses meeting Chris Meloni for the first time. She admitted she confused him with Mad Men star John Slattery at his audition. 

“I said, ‘Slattery!’ He goes, ‘Meloni!’” Hargitay recalled. She then described Meloni as being a bull, intellectual, clear, focused, and funny. “He’s a ballbuster. And to see him back, faster, he’s like a bionic man.”

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