Hargitay can't escape the Law & Order


NEW YORK -- Like the rest of us, Mariska Hargitay can't seem to get away from the "Law & Order" series either.

While in Hawaii, the actress from "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" turned on a television and the show was on.

"I was like, 'Argh, I can't get away from it.' I turned it off and ran outside and of course people were like, 'Oh my God you're on TV right now!" the television detective told Newsweek magazine for editions on newsstands Monday.

Being a celebrity sometimes has its perks, especially when the Emmy winner gets stopped by a police officer.

"The cops in New York and L.A. have been, how shall I say, very patient. I've gotten a couple of warnings but they've been very gracious. There's definitely a bond, a rapport, with law enforcement," she said.

"Special Victims Unit," in its ninth season, is part of NBC's long-running trio of "Law & Order" series. The original "Law & Order" is in its 17th season, while "Law & Order: Criminal Intent" is in its sixth year.