In honor of the beautiful Mariska Hargitay’s Birthday I thought it very fitting we talk about how much we love her alter ego, Olivia Benson. Liv is the definition of kick ass girl power. I’m not even sure Benson and Hargitay are two separate people, to me they are forever molded into one person and I literally have no idea what I would do if something were to ever happen to either one of them.
Since the beginning of SVU, Liv has been fighting perps and taking names. She’s been through a lot. I mean her mom was a rape victim and she’s the outcome. Heavy shit. Now she’s taken it upon herself to put those very rapists in jail. Honestly, before watching Benson and Stabler I never really thought much about sex crimes. Good thing or bad thing? Idk. All I know is I’m glad Olivia is in my life.
I mean, I just feel like I’ve been through so much with Liv. She acts so tough. She has such a hard exterior, but we all know she’s a big softie. I love when they show her at home relaxing with a bottle of red wine because I drink red wine and now I think I’m just like Olivia! The entire series we all waited for her and Stabler to get it on, but they never did. In a way I’m glad even though seeing Stabler with his shirt off would have made my life. Their relationship was way closer than sex, way more intimate.
I feel like Liv is just such an amazing role model for girls. She’s so independent and goes after whatever it is she wants. This is usually never a man. This is like, her long lost brother Simon or that wicked hot psycho guy that tried to kill her like 5 times. And she’s so beautiful. Did I mention that? And I love her little gold necklaces she’s always wearing.
Congratulations Sargent. Ugh, I love it. I mean I love the whole SVU team, I really do. Fin, you the man. But Olivia is the ultimate. Seriously anyone that can say the line “I’m not the one who stabbed the captain with a pickle!” and keep a straight face should win an Oscar. To be fair, Liv was poisoned by exotic mushrooms when she said this. This show is great.
Thanks for always being there for me Liv. Whether it’s a hungover Sunday, rainy Saturday or Tuesday night at 2am and I can’t sleep. ❤ ❤ ❤
Hasta Luego! Lauren xo