‘Law & Order: Organized Crime’ Star Speaks on ‘Undeniable Chemistry’ Between Mariska Hargitay and Christopher Meloni

by Jacklyn Krol
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Law & Order knows how to cast actors with great chemistry.

New Law & Order: Organized Crime star Ainsley Seiger, who portrays NYPD hacker Jet Slootmaekers, raved about her co-stars and their chemistry. Chris Meloni and Mariska Hargitay’s final SVU episode together was in 2011. They returned for the Law & Order: SVU episode, “Return of the Prodigal Son,” in April. Since then the new spinoff show, Organized Crime, and SVU have been crossing over regularly.

“You really wouldn’t be able to tell that they’ve spent a decade apart, it doesn’t show,” she told PopCulture. “They fell right back into that rhythm.” She noted that they have “undeniable chemistry” together.

“So much time has passed and so much distance has grown between them,” she told the outlet. “But it’s almost more interesting to me to watch them work together as people because they get along so well. And isn’t that just the dream for everyone? To show up to work and get to play pretend with someone who you genuinely like that much, it’s really intoxicating, yeah.”

Meet The Newest ‘Law & Order’ Star

Could you imagine getting your first acting role on Law & Order? That’s what happened to Ainsley Seiger. Seiger recently graduated from UNC School of the Arts. She sent in an audition tape virtually due to the pandemic before graduation where she studied music, acting, and dance. Seiger believed she would get into musicals first, straight out of college but was pleasantly surprised that the directors wanted her to portray Jet. She obviously jumped at the chance and completed her first season on the show.

She told The News & Observer that being put into such an iconic franchise has been “overwhelming in a positive way.” Seiger added that the Law & Order fanbase is “impossible to put it into words. I’m so, so grateful.”

Seiger revealed that she did not give her character a backstory just yet. She wants her life story to come out naturally and work on it as the show progresses.

Seiger can relate to some of her character’s traits, although she is not tech-savvy in the slightest.

She described Jet as a”lone wolf who has been thrust into this very team-playery role.”

“The primary part of her that I connect with the most is this, not antisocial behavior, but, I would much rather be alone in my apartment than surrounded by people,” Seiger added. “I’m very much a homebody, even before everything with COVID happened. I don’t leave my apartment very much.”

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