Mariska Hargitay Moved To Tears Over Her Impact On Women In Hollywood: ‘That’s Very Meaningful’

Mariska Hargitay shared a heartfelt moment with Access Hollywood guest correspondent Emily Orozco. While the two sat down to discuss “Law & Order: SVU,” Emily reminded Mariska of a time when the TV star gave her an inspiring pep talk before an interview, calling it “the best speech of my life,” and credited those words with helping her advance her career. Emily also remarked on how the role of Captain Olivia Benson on “SVU” has been a vehicle for Mariska to inspire women in Hollywood and beyond. “I’m going to cry, actually. Thank you so much,” the actress said. “That’s very meaningful to me, because these are the moments that matter. What else matters than these moments? That’s why I don’t even care anymore when people say ‘don’t cry.’ I don’t mind crying, because it’s our truth, and it’s our power. And what you just told me is everything, because that’s what I want to do is pass it on, and I’m grateful for my teachers.” “Law & Order: SVU” returns for Season 25 on Jan. 18 at 9/8c on NBC.