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Marcia Gay Harden says that although she's always "re-creating the character of Dana Lewis" on Law & Order: SVU, she's still the same sassy, tough, ballsy, fun and honorable person that you've met before.

SVU's new ADA is tough, but has heart, says actress

Harden last appeared as Lewis in the Season 8 opener and returns Wednesday when she goes to Detective Olivia Benson (Mariska Hargitay) for help. This time around, Benson and the viewers will learn more about the character that executive producer Neal Baer calls "as salty as ever."

Marcia Gay Harden talks about the role and returning to the show in the video below.