Mariska Hargitay Laments Chris Meloni's SVU Exit: 'I Love Him and Will Miss Him Terribly'
Law & Order: SVU‘s Mariska Hargitay is speaking out for the first time about the departure of her longtime partner in crime, Chris Meloni.
“For the past 12 years Chris has been my partner and friend, both on screen and off,” the Emmy winner tells TVLine exclusively. “He inspired me every day with his integrity, his extraordinary talent and his commitment to the truth. I love him deeply and will miss him terribly — I’m so excited to see what he’ll do next.”
Earlier this week, TVLine broke the news that Meloni was turning in his badge after 12 years of playing Detective Stabler. The actor tendered his resignation after marathon contract talks with NBC collapsed suddenly.
A search is now underway for a big-name actor to be paired with Hargitay’s Detective Benson before she steps away from her full-time beat at midseason.
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Why would they need a big name to replace him? Look what happened to Jeff Goldblum. He didn’t even make a dent on L&O: CI. Big names don’t necessarily mean great chemistry. I think they could find a great ‘replacement’ if they look at actors without the ‘big name’ attached to ‘em. Know what I mean?
I agree with you completely, JrBenson. Even though, to me it probably wouldn't matter who they replace him with, the show won't be same any more without Mariska and Chris. I became a fan because of them.
Unfortunately, with the way they've built up the model of the show, it became too much about Benson and Stabler. I don't know that they'll survive, at least at the popularity that we're used to seeing the show at, without both of their leads full-time at the helm. It was going to be dicey with just Mariska taking a part-time bid, but without Chris altogether, I don't know what they're going to do.
It'll be interesting to see how the newly-casted leads fit in; it looks like they didn't go with huge names, but respected names in the crime drama world, which could be a good sign.
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