“I give the guy a glass of wine; he’s trimming my hair, everything’s great,” Hargitay tells WENN. “And then all of a sudden, I turn my head and he cuts the wrong piece off. And I was like, ‘No!’ I’m like, ‘Dude, I’m in the middle of an episode.'”
Hargitay says the perpetrator was a top French stylist hired to trim her up for a photo shoot.
“I got in so much trouble,” she says. “I called [“SVU” creator] Dick Wolf and he was like, ‘I’ve fired people for less.’ I said, ‘You can’t be mad at me; I’m the one with the dramatic hair do.'”
After playing Detective Olivia Benson since 1999 on NBC’s long running procedural drama, the actress received a Walk of Fame star right next to that of her mother, Jayne Mansfield. Hargitay tells Jay Leno, “It was a deeply profound, meaningful day and a huge marker in my life … I felt so connected to her.”