Title: Working with Chris
alanis49 - July 21, 2010 11:24 PM (GMT)
I'm in two minds about whether to post this or not. It's the second such thing I've found the last few days although this is from a recent article.http://www.examiner.com/x-52388-Newark-Cit...or-Donna-Mooney
Chris Meloni from Law & Order Special Victims Unit can be temperamental at times, especially when he is tired after a long days shoot. Mariska Hargitay is wonderful and delightful though, but Chris has his days when he is especially tired and he gets cranky. Shooting requires long hours though and you can be on the set from 6am until midnight, continuously shooting or trying to memorize a script that was just changed, which happens often. A script can change at a moment’s notice. It is just a rumor that actor’s sit around doing nothing for long periods of time and the background actors work especially hard on the set.
Sunnyt - July 22, 2010 02:38 PM (GMT)
I would take that article with a grain of salt....she spent one day with him. I have seen plenty of pics of him goofing off on set and ready plenty of articles that he is a nice guy. We all have bad days.. HECK if someone saw/met me on Monday and the amount of stress I was under here at work they would call me a nasty name. It comes with life. AND I don't believe Mariska is an angel every single day either. She is a woman and has her PMS days too.
alanis49 - July 25, 2010 12:08 PM (GMT)
A more positive story this time, well if you ignore the fact that Chris seems to flirt with basically everyone ;)http://www.tulsaworld.com/scene/article.as...33039&rss_lnk=4
It's not letting me copy and paste at the moment for some reason but it's worth reading.
LizLovesSVU - July 29, 2010 11:16 PM (GMT)
|QUOTE (alanis49 @ Jul 25 2010, 07:08 AM)|
| A more positive story this time, well if you ignore the fact that Chris seems to flirt with basically everyone ;) |
I consider the fact that Chris seems to flirt with basically everyone a very positive thing! ;)
alanis49 - August 6, 2010 01:45 AM (GMT)
Not sure where this should go so I'll put it here. From Twitter from @Tobolowsky, he has been shooting SVU for the last two weeks
|I also ate at the Brooklyn grill at dawn and Chris Meloni came up and sat down too - coinsidence.In New York -at dawnin an empty diner The star of the show I was doing - what are the odds|
In reply to this tweet from @HeyAlexandra
|Chris Meloni is a FANTASTIC actor. He owns SVU|
|he is great and a very very funny guy off camera.|
|I was on SVU.. I ate pancakes. He drank coffee and we talked about acting|
alanis49 - September 11, 2010 09:09 PM (GMT)
|Had a lovely lunch with Mr. Chris Meloni today. He's one funny guy|
from @RobynRossTVG on Twitter. She works for TV Guide so hopefully this means we have a new interview to look forward to.
|Christopher Meloni & Mariska Hargitay just gave nick names to me and my co-star. They keep calling my co-star SKINNY and me DIPPER.|
from @connorfoxplease on Twitter.
alanis49 - September 27, 2010 10:12 PM (GMT)
|Jake had a great time at the shoot today. The episode of Law & Order SVU he was an extra in is called "Branded." He is playing soccer in background with other kids at summer camp. It was pouring down rain and cold which will explain his hair. LOL He had a lot of fun!! Christopher Meloni and Mariska Hargitay are even more stunning in person...as if that is possible. What a talented cast and crew!!!|
From Facebook account of a parent of an extra.
alanis49 - October 4, 2010 06:19 PM (GMT)
|Mark, you recently got out of acting, what was your favorite acting experience?|
MM: Haha. You make it sound like I escaped from Rikers Island. I’d have to say my first TV gig I guess, which was on Law and Order: SVU. It was a scene with Chris Meloni. It was their first season, and he was fresh off of shooting Oz for HBO. I guess he was still holding on to that character’s prison mentality, because he kicked my ass in an interrogation scene. I was like wait, I’ve taken a stage combat class, and you’re not supposed to really hit people! It was great. Three cheers for method acting.
Sunnyt - October 4, 2010 08:28 PM (GMT)
COOL!! I love to read positive things about working with Chris. I don't think we have heard anything negative and honestly I don't think we ever will. He seems to have a good time on set and it sounds like everyone enjoys working with him.
alanis49 - November 24, 2010 04:39 PM (GMT)
This makes me smile.Brooke Hoover
|Now an Official New York Actor – Thanks to a lead role on SVU|
Wednesday, November 24, 2010
I auditioned for Jonathan Strauss at SVU Casting back in July and as it goes, when I didn’t get a phone call within a few days I knew I hadn’t gotten that role. Then, in the midst of my one-woman show tech rehearsals and opening frenzy, I get a phone call from my manager, Ingrid French, about going to a producer’s session for SVU Casting. She said that Jonathan really liked my work from last time and that I could just skip the first step and go right into “the callback”. I’d been told this by an actor friend as well: SVU works with a pool of actors…hmmm I love swimming pools. I was told by Jonathan’s assistant, Phil (via Ingrid French) to come in looking like I just woke up. Not hard for me considering my love for polar fleece and cajun-fro hair lead well to that look. Not to mention I was exhausted from family in town and from rehearsing my show…I worked my butt off and went in and felt like I royally screwed up the first read. Bless Jonathan Strauss and Baby Jesus because he vibed me and said “Hey Brooke, what happened? you lost track? How about we try it again” and the 2nd time I felt like I had done much better. But I was beating myself up like crazy (something I do well but usually never do, or at least never admit to doing after an audition). The next morning, Ingrid emails me and asks me to keep November 17 through the 30th free. The casting director and the director had “okay-ed” me but they were waiting for the producer. On Monday I got the phone call that I got the part. And I went up to a precious house (“my house”) in the Bronx on Friday the 19th to shoot the scene with Chris Meloni, Ice-T and “my son, Blake” (a cute 13 year old actor named Sam). I was amazed at how welcoming Chris and Ice-T were. I shared celery sticks with Chris Meloni but couldn’t bring myself to dipping the stick in the ranch dressing he offered me. Chris could tell I was having a hard time with the “scene shift” and he basically said “forget about the writing, this is where you take the bull by the horns in a way, this is your ‘oh shit’ moment”. And after a few takes, I finally got it and it was really awesome to see Chris and the director, Norberto Barba, give me a huge thumbs-up and handshake. Acting’s like a puzzle and that’s why I love it. As the producer, David said, “I guess [I'm] now an official New York actor” since I’ve had the priveledge of working on Special Victims Unit. The episode is called “Pop” and should air in late December / early January. Our scene is towards the beginning of the show (about the 2nd scene after the opening teaser) and my character’s name is Darla Murphy. Hope y’all can watch !
ezcharlize - November 25, 2010 04:17 AM (GMT)
Will look forward to watching her.
See, this is why this man drives me crazy. He loves his profession, does his job well but he can also reach out to everyone around him to make them look better. Acting isn't about him but the story and characters coming to life.
Great piece Alanis