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Jennifer • Sep 27, 2010 • Interviews, TV Shows

When Jennifer Love Hewitt starred on “Ghost Whisperer,” we saw the young star battling some major supernatural forces, but with nary a hair out of place. Imagine the shock when pictures from the set of “Law & Order: SVU” came online, showing Jennifer Love Hewitt looking battered, bruised and without a stitch of make-up. “It was shocking for me also,” Hewitt says laughing.

“I’m used to 2 hours in the hair and make-up chair and I was done in 10 minutes,” Hewitt continued. “I was panicking. I was like ‘Oh my Gosh, how on Earth am I gonna do this?’”

In the episode, airing Tuesday, September 28th, Hewitt stars as Vicki, a rape victim who has been attacked multiple times and is too scared to submit to a rape kit. Detectives Benson (Mariska Hargitay) and Stabler (Chris Meloni) are on the case, helping her character stand up to her attacker and finally get justice.

The episode of “Law & Order: SUV,” like most episodes, takes inspiration from real-life news stories, this time focusing on the police precincts and evidence labs failing to have their rape kits tested. The episode is also next the foray for Hewitt into heavier subject matter, following her portrayal of the real-life mom turned madam in Lifetime’s “The Client List.”

But where she’s used to looking Maxim-cover ready, her guest stint on “Law & Order: SVU” forced her to approach her acting, and the mirror, a little bit differently.

“I feel like the universe just gives you these weird gifts that you’re not expecting and this was one of them,” Hewitt said. “I feel like I hung my hat on having all the hairs in place and the eyelashes and the lipstick and the clothes and all that stuff. I definitely feel like there was probably a part of me that relies on that more than I would like to admit and more than I was comfortable with.”

“I learned a lot of things just about acting and women in the world from doing this one episode, but I really personally learned such a vanity lesson which was really important for me,” Hewitt continued. “It was a personal lesson that I didn’t know I was ready to learn but I’m really glad that I did. It was just awesome.”

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