Mariska donned her signature Olivia Benson costume, which consisted of a dark blazer, jeans and knee-high boots. Ariel showed off her new strawberry blond 'do. She styled her tresses into soft waves.
The Modern Family star also took to her own Instagram and shared several other behind-the-scenes photos. One pic had Ariel smiling as she held on to the show's clapperboard. The other photos showed Ariel and Mariska sharing a few intense scenes during the episode.
The Smurfs: The Lost Village wrote about the importance of her character and her relationship with Mariska. "I am guest starring on my FAVORITE SHOW EVER Law & Order: SVU @nbcsvu. I've seen every episode of this show and when I got the email about guest staring in the episode (entitled "The Darkest Journey Home") I didn't even need to open it before saying yes. It was a challenge for me in many ways, both personally and professionally," she wrote.
"I couldn’t be more grateful that I was entrusted to play Reagan. Reagan is wildly different from any character I’ve played. She's special to me because she’s a realistic person. She’s not perfect, she's still figuring herself out," she continued.
Ariel went on to explain how the episode "wrestles with the restrictions of being a 'credible' victim/witness" when discussing sexual assault. She added, "Making mistakes, or experimenting with things some may frown upon, does not mean you should be an open target for sexual assault. NOTHING anyone does could EVER possibly warrant that."
The Los Angeles native thanked Mariska for her guidance and how she "helped me break down walls and look at the material in a new way." "She pushed me as an actress and as a person. I couldn't be luckier I had this experience. People like her are RARE in and out of this industry. She cares deeply about everyone. She care about her show. Most importantly she cares about representing and doing justice by the brave people that relate to the stories❤️ #svu," she gushed over the mother of three.
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