01/31/2013 04:47 am ET Updated Jan 31, 2013

'Law & Order: SVU': Nia Vardalos' Character Says ADA Barba 'Should Be Taken Out And Shot' (VIDEO)

Nia Vardalos made a guest appearance on "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" as a very aggressive defense attorney squaring off against Assistant District Attorney Barba. She made it her mission to turn the jury against Barba, but did she take it too far?

At one point she said, "What am I thinking right now? That I wish I’d had a second cup of coffee before court this morning? Or that Mr. Barba’s prosecution is so wrong, that he should be taken out and shot?"

Even the judge thought that last line was a bit much, warning Vardalos' character to watch herself.

The ploy didn't work either, as her client turned out to be guilty. But Vardalos had a lot of fun playing the character. And, of course, she explained to The Deadbolt that this character -- like all her others -- was inspired by one of her 28 cousins. This one is a former prosecutor from Cook County, Illinois.

Justice always gets its man, or woman, on "Law & Order: SVU" every Wednesday at 9 p.m. EST on NBC.

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