Mariska Hargitay Reveals The Massive Impact Christopher Meloni's Mom Had On SVU
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Christopher Meloni is back again in the “Law And Order” universe with the launch of “Organized Crime” and is once again sharing scenes with Mariska Hargitay. While longtime fans are thrilled to have Meloni back, they might not realize they also owe a huge debt to the actor's mom.
Christopher Meloni's mom was indeed happy for him when he landed the role of Detective Elliot Stabler on "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit." However, she definitely didn't care for the show's original name of "Sex Crimes," and — according to Hargitay — she convinced producer Dick Wolf to change its name.
The rest is history, with "SVU" still thriving and fans continuing to enjoy the on-screen chemistry between Hargitay and Meloni. In fact, the actors, who stayed close even after Meloni left the show, fell back into working with one another like no time had passed.