Law & Order: It is now in its record-breaking 22nd season for the Special Victims Unit. Over the years, there have been guest appearances on the crime drama by many stars, both established and up-and-coming.
But one actress who early in her career landed a part in the series wasn’t too impressed with the experience. She had some harsh things to say about it, in fact.
‘Law & Order: SVU”s enduring fame.
It’s all about DUN DUN in 2020. What was your favorite moment of the year for #SVU? Pic.twitter.com/gB0DpjcVex- &:(@nbcsvu) December 28, 2020 ‘Law & Order: SVU’: Mariska Hargitay is very much like Olivia Benson.
Rolling Stone notes that, since its launch in 1999, ‘Law & Order’ has built a devoted fan base: SVU. “The series describes itself as one that “rips tales from the headlines,” featuring Mariska Hargitay as tough but compassionate Captain Olivia Benson. The plots are loosely based on real sex crimes that have gained media coverage.
The series has consistently attracted audiences for 22 seasons.
Given that the drama focuses on sex crimes, some people find it alarming how excited viewers are about a series that discusses a subject that is difficult for many individuals to publicly address.
But maybe this is why the show continues to be so popular.
“In the beginning, I was overwhelmed,” Hargitay once explained about the early days of the series. “Many survivors disclosed their abuse to me for the first time, and many shared how the show gave them new strength, the will to fight for their own justice, or just the community of shared experience.”
Over the years, many celebrities, including stars like Brooke Shields, Hayden Panettiere, Elizabeth Banks and John Ritter, have jumped at the opportunity to make guest appearances on the show.
But the chance did not seem so perfect for a celebrity who landed a guest appearance when she was still relatively unknown.
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Rooney Mara, according to The Popular People, was born in 1985 in New York. At a young age, she became interested in acting and finally overcame her nervousness to give it a shot when she was a secondary school freshman.
This venture seemed to pay off, as she landed Juliet’s role in Romeo and Juliet’s production at the school.
In 2006, when she landed a part in Law & Order: SVU, she got her first big role as an adult. She played a woman in the episode named “Fat,” who, along with her partner, attacked overweight people violently.
The reason for the abuse was that she was obese and had a strong disdain for people who were overweight.
Mara’s career took off after this role. She appeared in many movies, including The Social Network and A Nightmare On Elm Street.
But it was her 2011 Girl With the Dragon Tattoo starring role that catapulted her to international fame.
During her press tour to promote this film, however, Mara made some comments that surprised people about her Law & Order role.
The episode was “so stupid”
At #GoldenGlobes, you need to see Rooney Mara’s incredible braid: https://t.co/vZRk9eieAG pic.twitter.com/aOMOeDVAPV- Allure (@Allure magazine) January 11, 2016 Mara seemed to speak out in an interview with Allure against the series that was one of her success stones.
It was so bad. It was so dumb. People are obsessed with this show. She said, “It was so terrible. So stupid. People are obsessed with this show. I don’t get it,” “Me and my boyfriend – even though I don’t look old enough to have a boyfriend – went out and beat up these fat people, and at the end of the show you find out that I used to be obese and that I hate fat people. It’s ridiculous. Who would ever do that? Who would beat someone up for being fat?”
Unsurprisingly, the negative remarks about the famous show shocked individuals.
Mara later attempted to withdraw her words, according to E Online.
“This was my first job,” “It couldn’t have been more exciting for me. It’s an experience that’s very close to my heart.”
Clearly, the controversy surrounding their remarks has weathered both Law & Order: SVU and Mara.
The long-running crime drama’s fans and the famous actress are not surprised they made it.