Mariska Hargitay calls historic three-hour ‘Law & Order’ crossover event a ‘pure miracle’
Law & Order fans are in for a treat on Thursday!
For the first time ever, NBC is airing a historic three-hour “Law & Order” crossover event, which will bring together the cast of “Law & Order,” “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit,” and “Law & Order: Organized Crime. “
According to ‘Law & Order: Special Victims Unit’ star Mariska Hargitay, getting there was no easy feat.
“When they first came up with the idea, my first thought was ‘This is great, but how?’ Logistically speaking, how?” she told Access Hollywood on the red carpet of the event Monday. “It’s hard for us to schedule our show, so these three shows come together. It was a pure miracle. »
The epic event is very special for Mariska and Christopher Meloni who have been reunited.
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The pair were partners in “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit” until Chris left the show in 2011. He then starred in “Law & Order: Organized Crime.”
“Mariska and I had some quality time to laugh like we always do when we’re together, that was my highlight,” Chris said.
The 61-year-old actor also said it was nice to reunite with the cast from the other franchises.
“I had, but it was really good,” he said. “It’s interesting because you have to get into the rhythms a bit. Each set has its own rhythms, it’s interesting.
However, he has one regret filming the special episode.
“I didn’t have enough time with Ice T, that was my only regret,” he said.
Either way, Chris teased what fans are waiting for as they watch the event on Thursday night.
“A big, sprawling, epic, everyone together, hold your breath, don’t go to the fridge for a beer, kind of entertainment event,” he said.
“Law & Order” has been on NBC since 1990, and Mariska has an idea why it’s been around for so long.
“I think this show came into the culture at a time when we needed it so badly. I think the show resonates with so many people, and I think it gives something good and hopeful and is really a vehicle for good right now at a time when we really need it,” said Mariska. “The show promotes healing, compassion, empathy and justice and what’s better than that and what more do we need than that right now.”
The special event airs Thursday, September 22 from 8-11 p.m. on NBC. It will air the next day on Peacock.