Hilary Duff Lands Role On 'Law & Order: SVU'

Actress/singer follows up guest spot on 'Ghost Whisperer' with role on long-running NBC crime drama.

[movieperson id="229307"]Hilary Duff[/movieperson] just landed herself a role on "Law & Order: SVU," reports E! News.

The role is the latest TV guest spot for Duff. She recently filmed a cameo for the Jennifer Love Hewitt drama "Ghost Whisperer." No word yet on what sort of character Duff will be playing on "L&O," but her role on "Ghost Whisperer" was described as "mysterious."

The roles come just months after it was announced that Duff will be returning to TV full-time in her new comedy, "Barely Legal." The show stems from Duff's production deal with NBC and is based on the true story of Kathleen Holtz, who passed the California bar exam in 2007 at age 18 to become the state's youngest lawyer. "I get to call all the shots!" the 21-year-old told MTV News about the deal. "I think I would like to do something funny, so probably a comedy.

"I would like to do something funny ... or I would like to kick ass or something," she continued. "[I'd want to] be some kind of ... not a superhero, but some young person that's empowering and that does something no one expects from her, like take care of problems."

Duff has also been announced to play Bonnie in "The Story of Bonnie and Clyde," alongside fellow former kid star Kevin Zegers. The announcement got Duff into some hot water when the original Bonnie from the classic 1967 movie "Bonnie and Clyde," Faye Dunaway, reportedly questioned, "Couldn't they at least cast a real actress?"

That comment led to a mini-feud with Duff that had the young actress saying, "I think that my fans that are going to go see the movie don't even know who she is. I think it was a little unnecessary, but I might be mad if I looked like that now, too."