Chloë Sevigny will play a stay-at-home mom on an upcoming episode of Law & Order: SVU, which is among the best silly castings in recent memory. According to TV Guide, Sevigny’s character “is attacked and kidnapped while video-chatting with her husband, who’s halfway around the world,” which means this installment likely falls into the Technology Is Incredibly Dangerous subgenre of Special Victims Unit episodes. (See also: Texting, MySpace, “chats,” webcams, and the rest of the entire Internet.) This is Sevigny’s first foray into the Dick Wolfe–o-sphere, which is actually a little bit surprising. Isn’t everyone from the East Coast legally required to have at least one episode of some iteration of L&O on his or her acting résumé?
NEW YORK - FEBRUARY 01: (L-R) Actors Vincent Pastore, Natasha Lyonne and Chloe Sevigny attend the North American Premiere Of “Lilyhammer”, a Netflix Original Series debuting on Netflix in the US, Canada and Latin America on February 6, 2012. The premiere was held at Crosby Street Hotel on February 1, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Jason Kempin/Getty Images for ID-PR) Photo: Jason Kempin/2012 Getty Images