1 The title of the episode is 'Learning Curve' and the case being investigated revolves around alleged inappropriate conduct between a teacher and a student.
2 The scene takes place in a fictional private school.
3 I play Eleanor Hastings, the headmistress at Linden Forest Academy, where the teacher in question used to work.
4 These scenes were filmed at an actual school, the Marymount Girls School in the Pratt Mansion, located on Fifth Avenue in Manhattan.
5 This Beaux Arts masterpiece was the home to Florence Vanderbilt, but was purchased by Mother Joseph Butler, the founder of Marymount School.
6 Typically, the show is shot on location around New York City and also in a studio space in Chelsea Piers where the original Law and Order series was filmed.
7 Filming on location, as opposed to a studio, can be tricky because of space limitations.
8 This is not my first guest starring role. I've also appeared on 'Ugly Betty,' 'All My Children,' 'The Simpsons,' and just this week on '2 Broke Girls.'
9 Mariska Hargitay plays Detective Olivia Bensen. Mariska is the daughter of actress Jayne Mansfield and has been on the show since the beginning.
10 This current season has seen many guests stars, like Chloë
Sevigny, Harry Connick, Jr., Gilbert Gottfried, Natasha Lyonne, and Mark Consuelos.
11 The Pratt Mansion boasts one of New York City’s most impressive marble staircases and there is extraordinary detailed craftsmanship throughout the building.
12 Talking to Mariska on set - This is the 13th season of 'Law & Order' and NBC has renewed them for a 14th.
13 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit is the only show of the franchise still on the air and is quite popular with viewers.
14 The Pratt Mansion is also rented out for many private and corporate functions.
15 My publicist, Susan Magrino, was also on hand during the filming.
16 I did a quick interview with Caroline Golu, SVU’s behind-the-scenes cameraperson. Be sure to look online for the exclusive footage!
17 She asked me about my character, Eleanor Hastings, and how I related to her.
18 The set of Eleanor Hastings's office
19 My executive assistant, Melany Lynch, my make-up artist, Daisy Schwartzberg, and Kelly Galvin from the Susan Magrino Agency
20 It always astonishes me how many people and how much equipment is needed to film one scene.
21 Last minute make-up touches from Daisy before filming commenced
22 Mariska's role on SVU has garnered her many award nominations and wins, including an Emmy and a Golden Globe.
23 Lights, camera, action!
24 The detectives interview my character to gain insight on their suspect.
25 A very nice shot of me with the beautiful and talented Mariska Hargitay.
26 We were joined by Kelli Giddish, who plays Detective Amanda Rollins.
27 Here I am with director Jon Herron.