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Jennifer Love Hewitt Gave The Best Performance Of Her Career On 'Law & Order: SVU' Last Night!

Thu, September 30, 2010 2:41pm EDT by Chloe Melas 1 Comment
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In case you didn’t see Law and Order: SVU Sept. 28, I’m here to tell you that Jennifer kicked butt! She’s NEEDS to get more major movie roles after her dramatic performance!

As I was flipping through channels on my Wednesday night, I stumbled upon Law & Order: SVU, a show I’ve NEVER watched. I really wasn’t interested in spending my night watching some deep dark show, centered around murders and abductions — but when I saw Jennifer Love Hewitt running across my screen covered in blood, I figured I’d stick around.

Jennifer, 31, played rape victim Vicki Sayers in the Sept. 29 episode, “Behave.” Her character had been raped by the same guy for over 15 years, and because of that she rarely leaves her ritzy Manhattan apartment. But the scene that sold me on Jennifer’s ability to act, was when Mariska Hargitay‘s character, Benson, chased her through the park and cornered her against a chain link fence.

In this scene, Jennifer was covered in cuts and bruises, she’s holding a handgun and she’s about to make a terrible decision. At that moment, Jennifer went from girl-next-door (think Can’t Hardly Wait and Party of Five) to a serious actress and believable rape victim.

I can’t seem to figure out why Jennifer sticks to TV! I know she’s in the upcoming film Cafe, which stars her former beau Jamie Kennedy, but I’m talking something bigger! Hopefully a big-time casting director was watching last night and saw Jennifer’s on-screen brilliance — she definitely has my vote!

— Chloe Melas