Wednesday, March 31, 2010
INTERVIEW: Jaclyn Smith Talks SVU
I caught up with Jaclyn Smith recently to discuss her new wig and hairpiece line (paulayoung.com/style-by-jaclyn-smith — more on that later this week!), and I asked her about her role in tonight's Law & Order: SVU.
What can you tell me about the episode and your part in it?
I sort of want my part in it to be a surprise, but it was good to get back into [doing some acting]. I had worked with Dick Wolf on Christine Cromwell many years ago, and I am a fan of the Law and Order shows. It was great to get back onto a show that I love watching. Mariska Hargitay and Chris Meloni were so wonderful to work with. They’ve been doing this for 11 years now, and they've got it down — boy, they know what they’re doing!
It was such a challenging role for me, because it’s different from my demeanor. But once you get through a challenge, you feel so much stronger and better, and you’re glad you got out there and did it. I’d been turning some things down, and I’d been out of town a lot, and I just couldn’t seem to work in things that had been offered to me. It was my first time in a while that I got out to do something that I am used to doing, but there had been some time [between acting jobs], so it was a little scary. But once I got there, I felt right at home. It was really fulfilling for me.
I think you’ll be surprised when you see it. It’s an unusual character for me. But it was fun, it was really fun.
Catch Jaclyn, along with Ann-Margret, Morgan Fairchild and Susan Anton on Law & Order: SVU on NBC tonight at 10/9c. Go here for a sneak preview: www.nbc.com/Law_and_Order_Special_Victims_Unit/video/sneak-peek-of-bedtime/1212109/