Alec Baldwin Will Guest Star as Controversial Newspaper Columnist in Upcoming "Law & Order: SVU" Episode
26 Feb 2014
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Tony Award nominee Alec Baldwin, who recently declared he was leaving public life behind in a New York Magazine cover story, will guest star as a controversial New York newspaper columnist in an upcoming episode of NBC's "Law & Order: SVU," according to Deadline.com.
In the episode, slated to air March 19, Katie Couric will play herself — a TV show host — and interview Baldwin's character, a controversial New York newspaper columnist named Jimmy MacArthur, about a hate crime/rape case.
Mariska Hargitay will direct the episode.
Baldwin, a Tony Award nominee for A Streetcar Named Desire, has been seen in Loot, Serious Money, Twentieth Century and Orphans. Click here to read about Baldwin's time in Orphans and his clash with actor Shia LaBeouf, who was dismissed from the production.
Holed up in a seedy motel on the edge of the Mojave Desert, two former lovers unpack the deep secrets and dark desires of their tangled relationship, passionately tearing each other apart. Led by director Daniel Aukin (Back Back Back at MTC, 4,000 Miles), Tony winner Nina Arianda (Venus in Fur at MTC, Born Yesterday) and Sam Rockwell (A Behanding in Spokane, The Way Way Back) bring an explosive intensity to Sam Shepard’s (Buried Child, True West) landmark myth of the new Wild West.