There’s no doubt Taylor Swift is an unabashed fan of Olivia
Benson, the Manhattan police sergeant on Law
& Order: SVU played by Mariska Hargitay. Not only is one of her cats
named after the character, Swift even invited Hargitay to be a part of her
ever-growing squad, which includes Karlie Kloss, Cara Delevingne, and Selena
Gomez, when the actress appeared in “Bad Blood” music video.
So it made perfect sense to ask the 51-year-old actress if Swift would
return the favor and appear on an episode of the long-running NBC crime drama.
“We just talked about it,” Hargitay told ET during a break
from filming. “We’re going to wait until the end of the [1989 World] tour to
see how it goes. But it’s in the air.”
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While fans will have to wait mid-December before the show
can finalize plans with the singer, executive producer Warren Leight offered
the next best solution. “We’re thinking of naming a squad room cat Taylor,” he
“The squad room needs to get a cat or I need to get a cat
and name it Taylor,” Hargitay joked, “either one.”
When asked about appearing at the MTV Video Music Awards
with Swift and her “Bad Blood” co-stars, Hargitay simply said it was “an
experience” before adding: “The best part of going with Taylor and the girls
was that they were so supportive, wonderful and fun.”
“It’s a good posse to jump into,” Hargitay said of her new
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Even though they’re working on getting Swift for the show, both
Hargitay and Leight confirmed a few upcoming guest stars during ET’s visit to
the set. Virginia Madsen (Sideways)
will appear in episode six as the mother of Det. Rollins (Kelli Giddish) and Adrienne
Moore (Cindy on Orange Is the New Black)
is in the second episode.
The two-premiere will feature Dallas Roberts (The Good Wife) as a Robert
Durst-inspired killer and mark the return of Elizabeth Marvel (House of Cards) as Counselor Rita
Meanwhile, cast members of the hit Broadway musical, Hamilton, will make their way through SVU. Daveed Diggs, who plays Thomas
Jefferson on stage, will reunite with his Hamilton
co-star Leslie Odom Jr., who recurs as Reverend Curtis Scott on the series.
“It was like SVU: The
Musical,” Hargitay gushed about filming with the two stars just a day prior.
The new season of Law
& Order: SVU premieres on Wednesday, Sept. 23 at 9 p.m.