One decade ago, in 2012, Martha Stewart displayed her acting abilities on an episode of “Law and Order: SVU.” On the episode “Learning Curve” in the 13th season of the show, Stewart portrays the headmistress of a girl’s school. “I’m really a teacher on TV, the host of a show,” Stewart told Huffington Post at the time. “So it’s kind of always invigorating and yet nerve-racking to play a dramatic part. This is my first time on ‘Law & Order.’ They called and I accepted. I’ve been a big fan of Dick Wolf and the entire ‘Law & Order’ series ever since he started it. Dick’s actually a friend.” Tony Hale also stars in the episode that is about a string of hate crimes against gay men.
Longtime “Law and Order” star Kelli Giddish also spoke to Huffington Post about what it was like to work with Stewart. “She was great!” Giddish told Huffington Post. “She came in and took a crapload of pictures of everybody — the crew and the cast. And she was really happy to be there,” Giddish said. “Your eyes kind of brighten when you hear that someone kind of off the wall is in the episode. You’re like, “Great! I can’t wait for that day!” She was very gracious and very happy to be there.”
As “Today” reported, Stewart had previously showcased her acting chops by portraying herself on other shows like “All My Children,” “The Simpsons,” and “Ugly Betty.”