Actress Jennifer Esposito has played an officer of the law on hit television shows like Blue Bloods and NCIS. Now, she's joining the New York Police Department's Special Victims Unit with a role on Law & Order: SVU.
TVLine confirmed the news with NBC and got the scoop on her character after longtime series regular Ice-T posted a video on social media on January 21 featuring the 45-year-old star.
Esposito is playing a sergeant from the vice squad, Phoebe Baker, who must team up with the staff of the SVU — including Ice-T's character, Fin — to investigate several pop-up brothels in New York City. It has also been revealed that Baker and Fin have a history — they were in the narcotics division together about 20 years ago.
In the 44-second video the 60-year-old rapper posted on Twitter, Ice-T and Esposito are huddled close together on the streets of NYC to keep warm in the seven-degree freeze. They are both wearing NYPD blue-colored wool hats, and viewers can hear fierce winds blowing in the background.
"People think that we're in fake cold," Ice-T says to the camera.
"Not fake cold. I'm stuck to your freaking jacket," explains Esposito, whose face is on Ice's shoulder.
He then turns the camera around to show some of the bundled-up crew members on set. One of the men had icicles on his mustache.