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Mariska Hargitay Comes Home To A Sweet Surprise After A Long Day Of Filming ‘Law And Order: SVU’

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Oct. 18 2019, Published 3:00 p.m. ET

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Mariska Hargitay is feeling the love, and the warmth of a roaring fire! On October 18, the actress was surprised to find a sweet and cozy surprise after a long day of filming Law And Order: SVU. When Mariska, 55, arrived home, she found a toasty fireplace set and ready to go for some much needed rest and relaxation.

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Mariska shared the toasty surprise on Instagram. “Just got home from a verrrry long (and wet) day at work. Look what I walked into?” she captioned a video of a cozy fireplace. "#JustWhatINeeded #MyFavoriteThing  #FallFeels  #AreTheHolidaysAreAlreadyHere?” she finished the caption with a praying hands, fire and dancing emoji.

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Fans loved the cozy fire and commented on the video. “I bet your wonderful husband Peter Hermann did that for you,” one follower commented. “So cozy, have a lovely relaxing evening,” another chimed in. “You deserve it,” a third wrote with a string of heart emojis.

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Mariska has been working especially hard filming Law And Order: SVU. This year marks the record-breaking 21st season of the crime drama, which makes it the longest-running primetime series on television ever. The actress has portrayed the famous detective Olivia Benson since the series inception in 1999.

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When the news broke that SVU was renewed for another season earlier this year, Mariska could not contain her excitement. "20 years ago, we started a conversation. We're not finished," Mariska tweeted at the time. "I'm profoundly proud of how far we've come. Prouder still of how far we'll go. We've all broken this ground together."

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The ER veteran said she got “chills” when she originally read for the role of Olivia Benson at an audition over 20 years ago. “I read the script and I just—I knew in my gut that I had to do this role. I had never been so excited about it," she revealed. "I read it and just, you know, chills. And I knew I had to do it."

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The actress keeps her 1.5M Instagram followers up to speed on what’s happening in the process of filming SVU. Mariska likes to share behind-the-scene pictures and selfies with her castmates.

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What do you think of Mariska’s cozy surprise? Sound off in the comments below!

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