The Precious star will join Law & Order: Speacial Victims Unit in a multi-episode arc. Her character, Mikka Von, will debut in the fifth episode of the new season after its premieres this September. Her character is called “charming and savvy.” Yep, sounds about right.
It was Paula’s performance as lesbian teacher Ms. Rain in Precious that caught Law & Order: SVU executive producer Neal Baer’s eye.
Also cool? Paula will be the first African-American actress, or minority of any kind, to fill the role on the long-running show which is about to enter its 11th season. So, what do you think. Is Paula a worthy successor to Stephanie March’s beloved Alexandra Cabot.
And, most important of all, what kind of chemistry will Mikka Von and Olivia Benson have? I can’t wait for her to be all charming and savvy while standing next to Mariska Hargitay. Let the femslash commence.