Waterston, whos played District Attorney Jack McCoy for 15 seasons on the long-running cop drama, says he never thought hed be on the show for so many years.
He laughs, I had no idea how long the show was gonna last. I thought Id only be with it for a year.
Though his stay has been a little longer than expected, Waterston remains happy playing his character because, Ive never felt imprisoned. Theyve given me a long leash, and Im allowed to sign up year after year. Im free to stay or go.
But Waterston does have one regret about staying on the show for so long.
He says watching himself age over the course of Law & Orders run has made him think, Why didnt I enjoy myself more? I didnt look any better then than I do now.
The 18th season of Law & Order premieres tonight (Nov. 5).
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