There was a dramatic split on the set of “Law & Order: Organized Crime” that left the crew moaning about star Chris Meloni’s “big ego.”
Crew members had fun Thursday in an entertaining Instagram video with the lithe star, who showed it was no big deal for him to play police detective Elliot Stabler on the show.
Meloni, 61, showed the latest fruit of her grueling workout regimen as she did a full split in long pants and sunglasses as a group of workers looked on.
An off-camera voice tells Meloni they’re ready for him on set.
“I still have 100 push-ups to do,” Meloni replies.
The crew then tries to contain their smirks as they collectively moan, drop their gear, and walk away in a mock gesture.
“Big ego!” We’re kidding.
“Great ego!” said another.
“It’s not just felons who get caught on #OC,” Meloni wrote on Instagram with the hashtags #oversizedOC #ego #splits #catsmeow #bensonlikesit #clappingpushups #gymonset.
The post could have been a nod to another posted earlier today. The actor previously shared an excerpt from a magazine article with a headline about his “inflated ego.”
” THIS EVENING ! Super Ego and @denisleary @daniellemonetruitt @ainsleyseiger
Organize crime on #L&OOC,” Meloni wrote with the hashtag #thetruthcameout.
All kidding aside, Meloni focused on his peak health in his 60s when he returned to the “Law & Order” universe as the Stabler for the launch of “Organized Crime” last year.
“I wanted to make it look like (he) came back almost like hexed out of granite,” Meloni told the Apple Fitness+ podcast “Time to Walk” in January. “I wanted him to be the fittest, most focused physical presence around. I went on a strength and conditioning program with my trainer for over a year to prepare for the role. bearing fruit.