Thu. Apr 18th, 2024
alert-–-mariska-hargitay-and-ice-t-hit-the-mean-streets-of-new-york-city-to-film-law-&-order:-special-victims-unit-ahead-of-show’s-25th-anniversaryAlert – Mariska Hargitay and Ice-T hit the mean streets of New York City to film Law & Order: Special Victims Unit ahead of show’s 25th anniversary

Mariska Hargitay and Ice-T were pictured while filming scenes for Law & Order: Special Victims Unit in New York City on Thursday morning.

The 60-year-old actress and her 66-year-old costar were seen in character as Captain Olivia Benson and Sergeant Odafin ‘Fin’ Tutuola while working on new episodes of the fan-favorite police procedural series.

The Primetime Emmy Award-winning performer – who recently sent her costar her best wishes on his birthday – stayed warm in the chilly East Coast winter weather while wearing a black trench coat on top of a matching crewneck sweater.

Hargitay completed her costume with slim-fitting jeans and leather boots, both of which matched the color of her outerwear.

Ice-T, born Tracy Lauren Marrow, cut a much more casual figure in a navy blue zip-up jacket worn on top of a t-shirt during his time on set.

Mariska Hargitay and Ice-T were pictured while filming scenes for Law & Order: Special Victims Unit in New York City on Thursday morning

Mariska Hargitay and Ice-T were pictured while filming scenes for Law & Order: Special Victims Unit in New York City on Thursday morning

The Body Count frontman also donned a pair of black pants that were contrasted with bright white sneakers.

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, which serves as a spinoff of the original Law & Order series, originally premiered in September of 1999.

The Dick Wolf-created show has since surpassed the episode count of its predecessor, and it has become one of the longest-running programs in television history.

The program’s newest season premiered last month, and NBC celebrated the show’s 25th anniversary by temporarily changing Rockefeller Plaza’s name to Olivia Benson Plaza, according to Variety.

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit’s new season will also be the shortest in the show’s history, as it will only last for 13 episodes.

Hargitay recently spoke to Entertainment Tonight and revealed that the show’s cast and crew had developed close relationships over the years. 

‘There’s a lot of love in the people that created this show and a lot of intimacy and an incredible amount of respect and trust and honor. So I think that we all honor and respect each other,’ she said.

The performer also expressed that she felt particularly grateful to have made deeply personal connections with the show’s team during its run.

The 60-year-old actress and her 66-year-old costar were seen in character as Captain Olivia Benson and Sergeant Odafin 'Fin' Tutuola while working on new episodes of the fan-favorite police procedural series

The 60-year-old actress and her 66-year-old costar were seen in character as Captain Olivia Benson and Sergeant Odafin ‘Fin’ Tutuola while working on new episodes of the fan-favorite police procedural series

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, which serves as a spinoff of the original Law & Order series, originally premiered in September of 1999

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, which serves as a spinoff of the original Law & Order series, originally premiered in September of 1999

The program's 25th and currently ongoing season was originally greenlit in April of last year, and it premiered last month

The program’s 25th and currently ongoing season was originally greenlit in April of last year, and it premiered last month

The program's 25th and currently ongoing season was originally greenlit in April of last year, and it premiered last month

The program’s 25th and currently ongoing season was originally greenlit in April of last year, and it premiered last month

‘It’s been a privilege for me to work with them and to have such an incredibly intimate relationship with all of them,’ she said.

Hargitay concluded by speaking about how she wanted Captain Benson to leave a lasting impression on the show’s fans.

The performer stated: ‘I hope that her legacy is that she helped a lot of people heal.’ 

The season finale of Law & Order: Special Victims Unit’s 25th season currently does not have a scheduled premiere date.