I have never been a fan of vampires or any scary monsters on the screen, but that may change for me if Christopher Meloni joins the cast of True Blood
. Word on the casting streets
is Christopher Meloni is eyeing a major role on the show. I came late to the Christopher Meloni fan club, but better late than never. I watched maybe 5 minutes of an OZ episode but grew even fond of Elliott Stabler, I mean Christopher Meloni, on Law and Order SVU
. Give me a late night or all day Sunday marathon of Law and Order SVU
and I am good to go. The show just isn’t the same for me since he left; so for this show in particular, I thank God for reruns. I probably won’t run out to see Man of Steel
, but if the rumors come true, I may ask you to save me a place on the couch for True Blood
Elliot Stabler may be one of those roles that is a double edged sword for actors, sort of like Mr. Whipple or Maria Bamford
, aka the Target lady, for you younger folk. The actor gains great frame from their original or noteworthy role, but you also have a hard time picturing them as anyone else. A role, especially those in True Blood or Man of Steel, may not be a creative stretch for Mr. Meloni but that’s probably not his goal. I am happy for the working actor but Elliot Stabler in the cast of Nights in Rodanthe
had me completely puzzled.
I could not help but giggle and see “my Elliott” when reading the casting calls: “incredibly powerful vampire”, “hard-boiled fifty-something to play an alpha vampire who isn’t likely to share water bowl”, “fifties Marine- type werewolf who refuses to bow down before the new pack leader”. But toss in another chance to see those tats, and it works for me.
Perhaps this will bring a whole new audience to the show. The right actor can often bring viewers who watch a show just for their appearances. I had no plans to jump on the vampire bandwagon. I may be completely lost when I do jump in, but I am willing to put that all aside for another look at that misplaced anger, rage and the tattoos of Elliott Stabler, I mean Chris Meloni
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