Mariska Hargitay Covers 'More' Magazine February 2010
The 45-year-old Law & Order: SVU actress opened up about her show’s new time slot, stressing about money and handling tough Hollywood rejection:
On SVU‘s new 9 p.m. timeslot to make room for Leno: “It ruined our numbers. The first four episodes, we were considerably down because nobody knew when the show was on. Finally, we’re starting to find our audience again. I hope we go back to where we belong. It was doing so well. Why mess with it?”
On stressing about money: “I constantly worry about money. I make a lot now, but I don’t feel that way, because I was poor and had no money for a lot longer than I’ve had it. As an actor, if this show ends next year, then what? As an aging woman, then what? I’m saving money to live on, for the future. There are not that many roles for women, and I’ve been blessed with one of the great ones.”
On dealing with rejection in Hollywood: “A guy at ABC told me to change my name and get a nose job. I said, ‘You get a nose job.’”
For more from Mariska, check out More, on newsstands Tuesday, January 26!
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