Why Didn't Benson and Stabler Ever Get Together on Law & Order: SVU? Christopher Meloni Explains - E! Online

Christopher Meloni may have left Law & Order: SVU years ago, but the bond he has with his former TV partner Mariska Hargitay runs deep still to this day. In a bonus clip from his interview with James Lipton on Inside the Actors Studio, Meloni opens up about working with Hargitay for those 12 seasons of SVU and reveals why the writers never "went there" with Detectives Stabler and Benson.

"She was always ready for anything new…There was always an unspoken shorthand to what we were doing. That makes it just so much easier, and off camera as well," Meloni said. "There's a lot to be said for that when you're working with someone for 16 hours a day, you better get along when the cameras aren't rolling as well as when it is. That was priceless, I think for both of us."

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