See Christopher Meloni's Reaction to Viral Photos of Him Wearing Super Tight Pants on 'Law & Order' Set
A photo of Christopher Meloni went viral amongst "Law & Order" fans, and the actor decided to hilariously respond to their questions about his "cake" on Twitter.
Christopher Meloni has returned to the "Law & Order" universe, starting with a cross-over event with longtime pal Mariska Hargitay's Olivia Benson before kicking off his own spinoff series. The series debut was a success, and fans from all over the world tuned in to see him in action.
It turns out it wasn't just the series that fans have been looking forward to, as they've been paying attention to behind-the-scenes photos from "Law & Order: Organized Crime." In some photos, Meloni is seen with one leg in front of the other, making it seem as if he had a huge derriere.
After fans messaged him about his tight pants, Meloni decided to amuse them more by responding to their comments with witty answers. When one fan asked why he had "so much cake," he said that having a big birthday as he turns 60 and being a big boy weighing 200 pounds equated to his big cake.
During the pilot episode, almost eight million fans tuned in to the show.
Thanks to Meloni's behind-the-scenes photos from the "Law & Order" set, his name ended up trending on Twitter. A total of 3,405 tweets were made about him since the fan tweeted about it, and the actor had a hilarious response to it:
"The other Melonis are trending, not me."
Despite being away from the hit franchise for a decade, Meloni remains to be a crowd favorite, and it's evident in the way fans interact with him. While the response from fans is something he is grateful for, the actor recently shared that it was overwhelming.
He currently reprises his role as Elliot Stabler in the spinoff, and he's received a positive response so far. In fact, during the pilot episode, almost eight million fans tuned in to the show.
Meloni started playing Stabler on "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" alongside his good friend Hargitay. He was there for 12 seasons before leaving in 2011.
When show creator Dick Wolf approached him to do one more run of his famous character, he realized that the opportunity was too good to pass. After leaving the show abruptly in 2011, he felt that doing the show would allow fans the closure they deserve.
The spinoff series sees Stabler trying to cope with the loss of his wife. He leads an elite task force in trying to take down some of New York City's powerful crime syndicates.