Video: Mariska Hargitay Relives Her Strangest Fan Encounter on Chelsea Lately


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updated 02/05/2014 at 09:25 AM EST

originally published 02/05/2014 09:25AM

Has anyone ever told you that you looked like a celebrity? Well, someone recently said that to Law & Order: SVU star Mariska Hargitay, though it turned out to be a left-handed compliment.

Guesting on Chelsea Lately Tuesday, Hargitay described meeting a woman at a restaurant who leaned over and conspiratorially told her that she "looked exactly like the woman on Law & Order." "But," the woman then added, "you're much younger and much prettier."

"She's a little long in the tooth," the woman concluded of Hargitay's character Olivia Benson. Hargitay, for the record, recently turned 50 years old. Olivia Benson, as we all know, is an immortal angel and does not age.

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