'Real Housewives' LuAnn de Lesseps: 'SVU' role is part of her 'second chance' at life


We do believe that "Real Housewives of New York" cast member LuAnn de Lesseps aka "The Countess," will never be accused of letting opportunity pass her by. She has written a book, recorded a pop single and now she's guest starring in "Law & Order: SVU.""It happened very fast," LuAnn says on a recent press call. "So, I basically got my lines two days before I shot. So, it was challenging but it was really great."LuAnn plays an art collector who becomes the muse for one of the episode's suspects, a "slightly deranged, out of control artist" as executive producer and writer Dan Truly describes the character."You usually get five seconds to make an audience understand who the character is and the moment that we thought of her it was like it just seemed perfectly natural," Truly says of casting LuAnn. "It's kind of the elegance and the class and it sort of fit with what we were...



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