Mariska Hargitay plays the role of the beloved Detective Olivia Benson on "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" and has done so for the past 16 seasons. It is a role for which she is known but there is a concern that some entertainment observers have with regard to her playing this role for so long and that is whether fans could ever accept her playing another role whether it be on television or the big screen?
She is a talented, beautiful actress but because she has played the role of Detective Olivia Benson for so long there is a question of whether fans of the show could ever accept her as anything other than as a 'good' police officer? It is a question that has caused much debate because some entertainment observers envision her as someone whose sensational dramatic acting range could enable her to be sensational as a femme fatale or as a beautiful but flawed leading lady.
Would she be too predictable in a movie or would she be ideal as the character fans would least expect to be a villain? These are some of the questions that have been discussed by some entertainment observers because while "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" is one of the longest running shows in television it cannot run forever.
If the show were to end in 2015 would Mariska Hargitay have to take several months off to let people potentially forget her and would she be willing to take on a role that is completely different than the one that has kept her busy for the past 16 years?
She is an actress of exceptional talent which she has displayed on the show in almost every way possible and thus the question arises about what is the potential next move for Mariska Hargitay if the show were to end?
Mariska Hargitay does not have any 'new' projects lined up for 2015 but she is an actress who might be the ideal candidate to be a 'surprise' in a movie if she can be convinced to join a movie cast, a thought that has crossed the minds and lips of some entertainment observers in recent conversations.