Brooke Shields joins the long-running crime procedural for its 19th season. Not much was revealed about her recurring mysterious role but the network teased she “will shake up Benson’s (Mariska Hargitay) world this season.” “I play a very different character from any I have ever played,” Shields said in a statement. “I’m excited to stir the SVU pot a bit.”
This isn’t the first time the 52-year-old actress has appeared in the Law & Order universe. In 2006, she appeared in an episode of Criminal Intent. Shields is the second new addition to SVU this season, following the announcement of Philip Winchester joining full-time around midseason. He’ll reprise his Chicago Justice role of lawyer Peter Stone.
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