Sharon Stone is currently filming her guest part on Law & Order: The Last Gasp of a Once Great Cop Shop. I mean, SVU. Some sources claim that Stone is going to be on SVU for one episode, but I’m pretty sure she’s got a multi-episode arc at least. This week we finally saw ADA Cabot (Stephanie March) leave the unit for greener pastures (greener pastures = prosecutor for some UN commission on international rape and sexual abuse). Since ADA Novak (Diane Neal) is nowhere to be seen (she was disbarred, right?), I guess Sharon Stone is going to be playing the unit’s latest ADA. Ah, yes, I see it now. Stone is playing a former cop-turned-lawyer for a four-episode arc.
I hate to say it, but Stone might not be a bad fit. But you can never tell with some of these guest stars. I was a big fan of Christine Lahti until her absolutely disastrous, vodka-soaked, faux-feminist character arc on SVU last fall. But then, you wouldn’t have thought Naveen Andrews as a smooth-operating, trust-fund-having, financial-crimes-unit cop would work out, but Naveen was spectacular, and I’m hoping he gets brought back. Kathy Griffin was wonderful as a lesbian-rights activist, but Mischa Barton (as an abused hooker) was horrible, just mind-numbingly terrible. So will Stone be a Lahti or a Naveen? I have no idea.
By the way, in additional SVU news, did we mention that Christopher Meloni is leaving after next season? UGH. I hate that. I love his character so much, and how much Det. Stabler has grown throughout the series. Oh, and Ann-Margret and Jaclyn Smith are going to be guesting too. Hmm… but what about Naveen?!? Maybe Naveen will come on to replace Meloni?!? Please, God.
Stone, Hargitay & Meloni on the NY set of SVU on March 18, 2010. Credit: Bauer-Griffin.