Friday, April 19, 2024

‘Rollisi’ Fans Shocked as Kelly Giddish Says Her Rollins Exits “Law & Order SVU” For Good


Wow! Nothing like turmoil at a Dick Wolf show.

Kelly Giddish, who’s played Detective Amanda Rollins since 2011, says she’s leaving “Law & Order SVU” early in the new season.

Rollins and Carisi (Peter Scanavino) had been promoted the last couple of years as the show’s hot couple. For Wolf to break that up means something earthshaking happened. Was it negotiations for more money? So likely.

Giddish says in a statement from NBC:: “I wanted to address the chatter I’ve seen online and let everyone know that this will, indeed, be my last season on ‘Law & Order: SVU.’ Playing Rollins has been one of the greatest joys and privileges of my life. I’ve been so fortunate to be a part of the ‘Law & Order’ family for the last 12 years. There is simply no other character on TV like Rollins. She’s grown and changed, and I have as well. I started on this show when I was in my late 20s and I’m grateful I got to spend so many of my adult years with Rollins in my life.”

Stay tuned…

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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