02/05/2014 AT 9:25 AM ET
Guesting on Chelsea Lately Tuesday, Hargitay described meeting a woman at a restaurant who leaned over and conspiratorially told her that she “looked exactly like the woman on Law & Order.” “But,” the woman then added, “you’re much younger and much prettier.”
“She’s a little long in the tooth,” the woman concluded of Hargitay’s character Olivia Benson. Hargitay, for the record, recently turned 50 years old. Olivia Benson, as we all know, is an immortal angel and does not age.
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