Mariska Hargitay's 'Law & Order: SVU' hair scare
Emmy winner reveals how infamous short haircut almost got her fired
Detective Benson's life is on the line when "Law and Order: SVU" returns Wednesday, Sept. 25. It turns out this isn't the first time Mariska Hargitay's (Benson) run on the hit series has been threatened. The Emmy winner revealed she almost got the boot after a seriously short hair disaster.
"That short hair, I don't regret; I liked it, but I almost got fired about it," Hargitay revealed in a recent interview. "I don't think Dick Wolf was a fan of the super short hair."
Hargitay's hair nightmare began sometime during "SVU" Season 3, after she asked a stylist from a photo shoot to give her a trim. The stylist came to Hargitay's home, and she was very impressed with his work -- at first. Then she offered him a glass of wine, and he accepted. Big mistake. Hargitay received quite a shock when she looked up from the book she was reading and saw what he'd done.
"You know that moment," Hargitay recounted. "I look up and [my breath caught]. My hair was so cute and then all of a sudden, he did the one irrevocable cut. I went, 'Oh! Oh!' and he said, "What? Honey, you're gorgeous." He kept going. He cuts it and then he leaves.
"I'm calling the producer at 10:30, [crying], 'I just got a haircut. I don't think it looks good!" I went over to the producer's house and he was like, 'Yeah, that's a problem.' When they saw dailies [at work], they weren't happy. "What were you doing?' [crying] 'He was drunk! Do you think I'd cut my hair like this?' It was so funny… not really."
Just as Hargitay and "Law and Order: SVU" survived her bad haircut, Benson will somehow survive being kidnapped by a serial rapist-murderer (Pablo Schreiber) in Wednesday's two-hour premiere.
The "SVU" season 14 cliffhanger left Benson in the hands of a psycho who has gotten away with murder, multiple time. The SVU squad will take drastic measures to find Benson and since Hargitay signed a new deal with the show after the May finale, fans can expect our heroes to prevail - but at what cost?
"It was a very painful episode to shoot, without a doubt" Mariska revealed. "It's been exciting, because after 14 years, you think, 'Where can you go? What else is there to do?' And this year, the arc that the writers have planned for me is so exciting, on a personal and professional and creative level."
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She looks fabulous in any hair style and the pixie style was no exception. Had they fired her it would have been the end of the show. They need her moxie.
The Short Hair look did made Hargitay looked butch and tougher than in previous seasons. I had gotten used to that new look for her. Now I have to get used to seeing her with much longer hair. I agree with a previous commentator that this hair scare would not have happened to a man. It is well known that there is a double standard in the Industry and anywhere else for men and women. Mankind has a long way to go in this area. The show needs to bring back Stabler from the grave. Perhaps the writers could say that it was not Stabler who got shot and it was his stunt double instead. He was quite a hunk. The guy who is her partner now has so many issues and is too thin. Big chested guys are better.
I survived a horrible hair cut.....I told the girl to take off 1/2 inch.....she must've thought I said LEAVE 1/2 inch.....my 20 something son asked if I was "changing teams".....my boss' 5 yo grandaughter saw me and pointed and started laughing.....
I took almost two years to grow it out to one layer again....