Age is only a number!
In an exclusive interview with Closer, “Law & Order: SVU” star Mariska Hargitay proudly proclaims her excitement about turning the big 5-0 on Jan. 23!
“You name the feeling, I think I’ve had it about turning 50!” Mariska tells Closer. And most of the feelings are upbeat: “Totally excited. Really proud. Hair on fire!”
But Mariska has no plans for a blowout bash. Instead, she prefers marking the event with a family gathering in New York.
Aside from the milestone birthday, 2014 promises to be a very full year for the actress.
“I’m celebrating 10 years of marriage and 10 years of Joyful Heart,” referring to her husband, Peter Hermann, 46, and her foundation that helps survivors of sexual assault and violence. But it doesn’t end there!
“I’m directing for the first time in February, producing a documentary on the rape-kit backlog,” she notes.
And though Mariska looks forward to a packed year with work and family, the actress admits she does feel “10 years older” than she did at 40.
“But they were 10 really good and full and deep years,” she clarifies, “and I’m proud to wear them.”