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Mariska Hargitay Teases 2 Mystery Guest Stars Will Return for SVU Season 25

The actress dropped hints about the upcoming appearances in an interview with Entertainment Weekly.

By Jackie Manno

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit has been known for featuring a slew of amazing guest stars during its historic 25 Season run, and it looks like the latest will be no exception. 

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In a recent interview with Entertainment Weekly, Mariska Hargitay (Olivia Benson) teased about what to expect for upcoming guest stars for Season 25. 

SVU Season 25's mystery guest stars

“We have two characters now [this season] that were guest stars before, and now they're going to come and do arcs,” she the the outlet. 

While Hargitay didn't drop the official names of them both, she did mention that her IRL friend, actress Alexandra ''Ali'' Wentworth, will make a return to the show as a different, more significant character. (Wentworth had a role in Season 17 Episode 8 called ''Melancholy Pursuit,'' where she played a woman asking Benson about her adopted son, Noah, while they played in the park.)

“Ali's been on the show in a little part, but we need Ali to come back in a bigger part. That's happening,” Hargitay said. 

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This won't be the only time a guest star will be making a return to the show for a bigger role. Diehard fans also know that before she stepped in as Amanda Rollins, Kelli Giddish played a role of a sexual assault survivor in a Season 8 episode, back in 2007. 

“We get to work with great people and go, ‘I want more of them,’ Kelli [Giddish] was a guest star. Peter Scanavino was a guest star. So that's really fun too,” Hargitay said. 

Captain Olivia Benson (Mariska Hargitay) appears in Season 25 Episode 4 of Law & Order: Special Victims Unit

Ice T's wife Coco Austin guest stars on Law & Order: SVU

There's also another special person who is close to a lead actor who has had memorable guest roles in the show. In an interview with NBC Insider, Ice T (Fin Tutuola) happily talked about how his wife, Coco Austin, nailed her appearances in three SVU episodes in 2004, 2007, and 2012.

"We practiced it a lot at home, but I told her, 'Once we get on the set, I'm not gonna be able to say anything to you. You're being handled by the director.' So we did our little homework, and she hit the set, she killed it," he told us. 

Coco Austin and Ice-T attend the rock and roll hall of fame red carpet

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Austin also talked about how she's been selected for her roles. "They think of a character kind of like what I would be, and they ask me," she said"They've come to me many times, saying 'We have an idea [of a character] that's kind of like Coco.'"

"And then they go: 'Why don't we just use Coco?'" Ice T chimed in.