Jeremy’s Press Interviews and Reviews for SVU

Click on the links for articles about the conference call phone interviews Jeremy did on Friday 7 January 2011.

All of the articles/interviews are basically the same, though.

Starry Constellation Magazine

The Daily Actor – complete with Audio Podcast!! Jeremy_Irons <–Click the link to listen!
from TV Guide:

Cheers to Jeremy Irons for his sterling guest shot on Law & Order: Special Victims Unit.

The Oscar-winning British actor brought aching nuance to an uncommonly complicated role: a sex-addiction specialist conflicted over revealing the identity of the pervo perp who assaulted his daughter. Turned out the doctor was a recovering sex addict himself who believed he might’ve raped his girl during an alcoholic blackout when she was 16.

Pretty seedy stuff, but Irons found the humanity in a character he could’ve played as a small-screen variation on his twisted roles in Reversal of Fortune and Dead Ringers. SVU has racked up a string of best guest-actress statuettes in recent years (Ann-Margret, Ellen Burstyn, et. al.), but Irons could become the show’s first male Emmy winner.

TV Tango (@TVTango) tweeted live during the conference call with Jeremy and SVU executive producer Neal Baer. Here are their tweets – from the most recent to the oldest:

Conf. call w/ Jeremy Irons & Neal Baer of LAW & ORDER #SVU is over. Irons guest stars in the episode “Mask” on Wed Jan 12 at 10pm ET on NBC.

Neal Baer, EP of #SVU: “[Irons’ character] demands the large talent that Jeremy has. We specifically wrote the role for his talents.”

Jeremy Irons, guest on #SVU: “SVU is way up there with those I enjoyed. A lovely team of people. A very happy experience.”

Jeremy Irons, guest on #SVU: “I have one [comedy] lurking around that I might make next year. People don’t come to me first for comedy.”

Neal Baer, EP of #SVU: “As I heard from Mariska and Chris, their kids went crazy” over Irons because of his voice for LION KING’s Scar.

Jeremy Irons, guest on #SVU: “I’ve done the odd comedy. Not hugely successful. I was known for comedy on stage [when I was <30].”

Jeremy Irons, guest on #SVU: “I loved the fast pace of shooting. If I don’t have time to finish the crossword in a day, I’m really happy.”

Neal Baer, EP of #SVU: “Chris [Meloni] texted me throughout the shoot ‘I love Jeremy Irons.'” Irons: “We are talking about getting married.”

Neal Baer, EP of #SVU: “[Irons] fits into the show quite well, but he brings to the show this intensity. It’s very alluring to an audience.”

Jeremy Irons, guest on #SVU: “I think I always try 2 put my foot, so to speak, in a place where it’s not expected where I walk in my career”

Jeremy Irons, guest on #SVU: “There is a professionalism [in American TV] that makes some British work seem amateur.”

Jeremy Irons about working on #SVU: “You do feel like you’re entering an area of safety. They honed their craft on all levels.”

Jeremy Irons, guest on #SVU: “I watched them [Christopher Meloni & Mariska Hargitay] in awe as they worked.”

Jeremy Irons, guest on #SVU: “[My character] contains enigmatic qualities. A multi-layered role I can get my teeth into.”

Jeremy Irons, guest on #SVU, on why doing network TV: “Because it fit in timewise. #SVU is so popular amongst a wide variety of my friends.”

On conference call w/ Jeremy Irons & Neal Baer of LAW & ORDER #SVU. Irons guest stars in the episode “Mask” on Wed Jan 12 at 10pm ET on NBC.



Jeremy Irons to Guest Star on Law and Order: SVU

Emmy, Golden Globe, Oscar and Tony Award-winner Jeremy Irons will guest-star on an upcoming episode of Law & Order: SVU.

The 62-year-old actor will play Dr. Cap Jackson, a sex therapist who runs a sex addiction rehab clinic. The episode, titled “Mask,” is scheduled to air in early 2011.

“We’re elated to work with an actor of Jeremy’s caliber,” executive producer Neal Baer says. “He brings depth, intelligence and charisma to all his varied roles and we couldn’t be luckier to have him guest-star on SVU.”

Irons won an Academy Award and a Golden Globe in 1990 for his role in Reversal of Fortune. He won another Globe as well as an Emmy and Screen Actors Guild Award for his 2006 performance in HBO’s mini-series Elizabeth I.

Irons is also set to star in the upcoming Showtime period drama, The Borgias. Irons plays Rodrigo Borgia, the patriarch of a corrupt, Renaissance-era Italian noble family who becomes Pope Alexander.

Law & Order: SVU airs Wednesdays at 10/9c on NBC.

A photo of Jeremy’s co-star AJ Cook, taken on the set of the Law & Order: SVU episode “Mask””

She may have been booted from Criminal Minds, but AJ Cook will guest star on Law & Order: SVU.   Her character will be Dr. Cap Jackson’s daughter’s lesbian lover who is brutally attacked. The episode, “Mask,” will air in early 2011.