Mariska Hargitay bumps into Law and Order superfan on a flight
2024/02/06

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A Law and Order: SUV superfan had the shock of her life when she bumped into the show's star Mariska Hargitay on a flight from , to Nashville, . 

Fans of the hit crime series were left wondering who 'shirt girl' was after Mariska shared a photo of a woman wearing a T-shirt with her character, Olivia Benson, and Elliot Stabler (Chris Meloni) on her Instagram story.

Taking to to identify herself, singer Taylor Colson shared a snap of herself wearing the merchandise as well as a selfie with Mariska at the airport. 

Sharing a montage of snaps to the music of 

Taylor later shared a second video where she spoke about her experience in depth, labelling Mariska, 'one of the nicest people I've ever met.' 

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What are the odds? A Law and Order: SUV superfan had the shock of her life when she bumped into the show's star Mariska Hargitay on a flight from Los Angeles to Nashville

Admitting that she'd seen every episode of Law and Order: SUV 'probably 20 times', she revealed that she was left in shock at spotting Marisa board the plane and felt compelled to introduce herself. 

Taylor explained: 'Normally I would never say anything to anybody but because I was wearing the shirt I had to!

'So I said to her, "this is too funny" and I pointed at my shirt and she was like "what? I need to take a photo! I've seriously never seen anybody wearing a shirt like this in real life."

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'And then she made me turn around and show her kids! She was so nice, one of the nicest people I've ever met and she said after the flight we need to take a photo because you deserve it.'

Upon landing she learnt that Mariska had uploaded a snap of her on her Instagram Story, describing it as 'the best thing I've ever seen' and revealed Mariska stayed true to her word and waited to take a selfie with her at the airport. 

The pair chatted together and after Taylor told Mariska that she was a country singer, the actress quipped: 'Taylor - that's a great name to have in this business!' 

Taylor continued: 'It was so cute how excited she was to see my shirt. Her eldest boy was like "that's so cool!"

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'They say don't meet your heroes but obviously I did and she was amazing...  the stars really aligned for this one - I'm not sure what the odds are for this - so I'm probably going to go play the lotto!'

Here she is: Fans of the hit crime series were left wondering who 'shirt girl' was after Mariska shared a photo of a woman wearing a T-shirt with her character, Olivia Benson

While Taylor wasn't able to meet the second star on her shirt, Chris Meloni, she'll soon be able to see him on the show after he made his return as NYPD detective Elliot Stabler.

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Speaking of reuniting with Chris, Mariska told People during a joint interview about their careers: 'Never been better. I mean if you had told me I'd have the career I have at this time in... the twilight of my life.'

'Its just a dream come true,' Meloni said. The actor added they were 'very lucky' to have such enduring on-screen chemistry.

'It's effortless, and it's weird, and I always look at it as some sort of gift,' Mariska said. 'So much of it has to do with our shared sense of humor, shared perspective, our now history.'

In addition to SVU, Chris also appears in Law & Order and in the new spin-off, Law & Order: Organized Crime.

Reunited: While Taylor wasn't able to meet the second star on her shirt, Chris Meloni, she'll soon be able to see him on the show after he made his return as NYPD detective Elliot Stabler

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