Christopher Meloni ‘picked up where he left off’ with Law & Order co-star Mariska Hargitay

by WENN August 1st, 2020, 8:00 am


Christopher Meloni is thrilled to be working with Law & Order: Special Victims Unit co-star Mariska Hargitay again as the pair prepare to shoot new spin-off series Organized Crime.

The actor starred as NYPD Detective Elliot Stabler in the first 12 seasons of SVU before his character announced his retirement in 2011, and his partnership with Hargitay, who still plays Detective Olivia Benson, was one of the most successful in TV history.

Earlier this month, Mariska confirmed she'd met up with Christopher and the pair would soon begin filming on the show, as she shared a selfie to her Instagram page, adding the caption: "It's on."

Speaking to SiriusXM's The Jess Cagle Show, the actor shared an update on production, revealing he's still yet to see a script for the show, but insisted he's just glad to get to work with Mariska again.

"She has some digs out in the country there, so I was out there visiting and doing other stuff and I thought, "Why not just drop by for a spot of tea?'" Chris says. "So that's what we did. We broke bread, we had some laughs."

He added: "We just pick up where we left off " just breaking each other's chops and having our own language and reminiscing. It's a good friend… and it's a nice place to be with her."

The star also shared his feelings on returning to filming in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, confessing, "everything is just insane," when it comes to safety regulations.

"You get new edicts out of New York City and New York state, and for good reason. And then you get new rules and regulations coming out of Universal, and then from the unions," he detailed. "You have to service a lot of masters right now, just to make sure everybody is safe, right? What's the new norm for shooting?"

A release date for the NBC series has yet to be announced.