The NEW YORK POST (NOTE--not the most reliable of sources) reports that Mariska Hargarity is considering leaving SVU soon. She reportedly would like to spend more time with her son. The same story suggests (without any real information) that Christopher Meloni isn't eager to go through negogiating his contract when it comes up for renewal in a year or so.
AFAICR from reading her website, Hargitay [thus spelled ... hope you don't mind the correction] usually has her son on set with her, so I don't know about the veracity of that detail. That said, ten years is a long time to have been doing the same thing, I suppose.
"I didn't take this job to get noticed"--the sadly fictional Detective Alex Eames
Patcat, do you think this is a ploy by the both of them to get more money?
Meloni would be crazy to leave this gig. I do think that Mariska could do OK in films if she wanted to.
Ill believe it when i see it, they got a huge pay rise in 2006, when V and K stayed without one, even gave up their annual increase. The crew on CI took a 10% pay cut then too, just to keep CI on air. Seems a bit rich to me if they are hanging out for more money, they don`t have to fight to keep their show on air