Welcome! This tumblr is dedicated to my role model Mariska Magdolna Hargitay, a fearless, strong and joyful woman who found her own way and now is changing the world by being this amazing human being. But let's use her own words: Joyful heartin, laugh lovin, perp bustin, ocean worshippin, green drinkin ,baby lovin mama.
"I’m thrilled to be directing. It’s been a goal of mine for a long time, and it’s quite an experience to see it realized. My respect for the process of making this show and telling these important stories deepens with every scene we shoot. I have always been so honored to work with this cast and crew, but never more so than now, as a director collaborating in a new way." — Mariska Hargitay on directing (X)
"It’s a long time coming; I’ve wanted to do it for a while. There are a lot of things that I’ve learned and collected. I know how to get performances, I know what buttons to push in people and I’ve been doing it for a long time…Since I’ve been on SVU, I get more joy, sometimes, from helping somebody else with their performance than my own. That’s when I got the idea…It’s just this idea of helping to tell the story or even help people get in touch, like how people help me to get to my soul. I’m up for the challenge…It feels like a natural progression." — Mariska Hargitay on directing (X)
"Testing rape kits is vital to keeping rapists off the streets, and yet hundreds hundreds of thousands of these kits don’t even make it to the crime labs. They are shelved, sitting there shelved, untested." — Mariska Hargitay (X)