Mariska Hargitay means business in midnight blue trench coat as she films Law & Order SVU


Mariska Hargitay means business in midnight blue trench coat as she shoots scenes for Law & Order SVU in New York

She’s been playing Detective Olivia Benson for 23 years.

And Mariska Hargitay was back filming the latest chapter of Law & Order SVU in New York City on Wednesday.

The Hollywood veteran, 58, commanded the spotlight as she stepped out of a building with cameras rolling.

Lights, camera, action! Mariska Hargitay was back filming the latest chapter of Law & Order SVU in New York City on Wednesday

She wore a midnight blue trench coat, black top, and flared trousers over her glossy boots.

Mariska’s brunette tresses were styled in their usual loose waves with glam makeup coating her complexion.

True to her character, Mariska commanded the scene as she stepped out of the building with an air of authority.

She was joined by a young co-star, whom she was seen following as he dashed down the sidewalk.

Rolling! Cameras were tuned in as the actors threw themselves into character

Rolling! Cameras were tuned in as the actors threw themselves into character

Hollywood pro! Mariska commanded the scene as she stepped out of the building

Hollywood pro! Mariska commanded the scene as she stepped out of the building 

Mariska had a concerned expression on her face as she crouched slightly down to his level and placed a hand on his arm.

Not pictured on set was Mariska’s long-time and hunky co-star, Christopher Meloni, who recently returned to the show as NYPD detective Elliot Stabler.

Speaking of reuniting with Meloni with People during a joint interview with her co-star, Mariska told People: ‘Never been better. “I mean if you had told me I’d have the career I have at this time in … the twilight of my life.’ 

Filming in style: She wore a midnight blue trench coat, black top, and flared trousers over her glossy boots

Stunning: Mariska's brunette tresses were styled in their usual loose waves with glam makeup coating her complexion

Filming in style: She wore a midnight blue trench coat, black top, and flared trousers over her glossy boots

Co-stars: Mariska had a concerned expression on her face as she crouched slightly down to his level and placed a hand on his arm

Co-stars: Mariska had a concerned expression on her face as she crouched slightly down to his level and placed a hand on his arm

‘Its just a dream come true,’ Meloni said.

The actor added they were ‘very lucky’ to have such enduring on-screen chemistry.

‘It’s effortless, and it’s weird, and I always look at it as some sort of gift,’ Mariska said. ‘So much of it has to do with our shared sense of humor, shared perspective, our now history.’

In addition to SVU, Meloni also appears in Law & Order and in the new spin-off, Law &Order: Organized Crime. 

Season 24 of Law & Order SVU is currently airing Thursdays on NBC. 

Where's Elliot? Not pictured on set was her long-time co-star, Christopher Meloni

Where’s Elliot? Not pictured on set was her long-time co-star, Christopher Meloni 

Check it out: Season 24 of Law & Order SVU is currently airing Thursdays on NBC

Check it out: Season 24 of Law & Order SVU is currently airing Thursdays on NBC

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