Nicholas Braun: Christopher Meloni’s “Pinched Me in the Ribs” on “SVU.”

“I thought I did it so bad,” Braun said of appearing in the 2002 episode. “That was my ‘SVU’ initiative.”

Nicholas Braun thought one of his first acting roles would be his last.

The former child star and “Succession” fan favorite revealed that during the “Law and Order: Special Victims Unit” episode, she thought she “did it so bad” because of how co-star Christopher Meloni reacted during each take. Braun appeared in Season 3, Episode 17, titled “Surveillance”, which aired in 2002.

“It was a very exciting role. I think I played an unnamed character, the ‘Guy at the Internet Cafe,’ because that’s what they were at the time,” Braun said on the March 16 episode of “Live With Kelly and Ryan.” “I watched a video of the woman who was murdered or sexually assaulted because of this show. And then Chris Meloni and Ice-T, I think, sit down and say, “Why are you watching this video?”

Braun continued, “And it’s actually funny because Chris Meloni didn’t think I was scared enough of them as a cop, so when he comes and sits down, he pinches me in the ribs. All purchases. At the end of the day, I thought I did it so wrong. I needed a hint that… because he needed me to go, “Ahh,” or I guess I should have gone, “Oh, cops!” But instead I said, Oh my!

The ‘Cat Person’ actor added: ‘I was probably 11 or 12. That was my “SVU” initiation.

Braun recently responded to the announcement that the upcoming fourth season of “The Successor” will be the series’ last.

“We expected it while we were making the show, but you don’t believe it until (creator) Jesse (Armstrong) tells you,” Braun told Entertainment Tonight. “We are all very angry. I was sad as hell (on the last day). I graduated a few weeks ago and it was a really hard day saying goodbye to everyone. It was the greatest work experience of my life. So it’s very hard to say goodbye to these people.”

The fourth and final season of “Succession” concludes the battle between Logan Roy (Brian Cox) and his children, played by Jeremy Strong, Sarah Snook, Kieran Culkin and Alan Ruck, over the reins of Waystar Royco. Alexander Skarsgård reprises his role as tech visionary and potential Royco buyer Lukas Matsson, while Braun’s cousin Greg and Matthew McFayden’s Tom deepen their alliance. The series returns on March 26.


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