Mariska Hargitay, the beloved actress known for her role as Captain Olivia Benson in Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, has left fans eagerly anticipating the fate of her character's relationship with Detective Elliot Stabler, played by Christopher Meloni. In a recent interview on the Today show with host Savannah Guthrie, Hargitay tantalizingly hinted that romance could finally blossom between Benson and Stabler. "Benson and Stabler love each other deeply. It's so deep," Hargitay revealed with a mischievous smile. "The show is probably only going to go another 23 years, so I think we should just wait and see."
Just last month, viewers witnessed a highly emotional encounter between Benson and Stabler in which the two almost shared a kiss. Reflecting on the scene, Hargitay shared her thoughts on working with Meloni. " I think both of us, it was such a long time coming, we just want to make sure and get it right," she confessed. "The good news is we are so comfortable around each other, it was effortless and fun, and we trust each other. It was beautiful that way. We just focused on the work."
In a recent interview on The Drew Barrymore Show, Hargitay shed light on Benson's feelings for Stabler. "The energy's there. Olivia's been in love with him for many a year," she confessed. "And I think that we are slowly finding our way back to it, but I want to give him the amount of time he needs to grieve [his late wife] Kathy Stabler."