Brooke Shields to play recurring role on ‘Law & Order: SVU’

Brooke Shields speaks to a client at the 2015 BTIG Commissions for Charity Day in New York City on April 28, 2015. File Photo byJohn Angelillo/UPI

Aug. 12 (UPI) — “Suddenly Susan” and “The Middle” alum Brooke Shields will play a recurring role on “Law & Order: SVU” for Season 19.

“I play a very different character from any I have ever played,” Shields said in a statement to The Hollywood Reporter. “I’m excited to stir the ‘SVU’ pot a bit.”

Little is known about the character other than she will impact the world of New York Police Lieutenant Olivia Benson, played by Mariska Hargitay, the entertainment industry trade newspaper said.

“Law & Order: SVU” returns Sept. 27 on NBC. The network retweeted the newspaper’s story about Shields’ casting Friday.

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