‘Law & Order SVU’: How Mariska Hargitay Really Feels About Olivia Benson

Mariska Hargitay, who plays the character Olivia Benson on the television series Law and Order: Special Victims Unit, says that even after more than 20 years, she still feels challenged by her role. She feels a responsibility to give justice to the stories portrayed on the show, as they are often based on true events. She believes that the show resonates with viewers as it provides a path to healing for those who have experienced similar situations. Hargitay describes Olivia Benson as a compassionate, empathetic, justice-seeking, tough "mama bear" who will listen to and respect every person deserving of it.

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