Oh my glob, that would be the greatest moment of my life and I would positively freak out. I mean like, I’d keep entirely chill externally, but inside I’d be some horribly confused combination of
However, I’ve heard she’s an entirely comfortable person to talk to. She’s the sort of person I’d actually want to like, grab coffee and have a legitimate conversation with. And me being the way I am (i.e. awkwardly blunt), if I ran into her I’d probably just flat out say to her “Hi, I know you get this literally all the time, but I just need to thank you profusely for everything you do in the world because the amount of compassion and dedication you have makes you pretty much the most wonderful person currently in existence, and I’m almost positive you’ve saved my life on several occasions.”
But actually from the things I’ve heard, it seems like she’d be more likely to start up a conversation with me if I was sitting next to her somewhere. Apparently she’s pretty outgoing in that way, which doesn’t surprise me in the slightest. Plus if we were on an airplane I’d probably be on my laptop, which has a giant “No More” bumper sticker across it. I’m thinking there’s about a 500% chance she’d say something about it.
It’s definitely one of my top three life goals to meet her. Like, legitimately meet her, as you said, on an airplane or something - not just see her from a distance. And honestly beyond my initial giant thank-you, I don’t even care what we would talk about. Like I’d love it if I could talk with her about JHF stuff and ask about how it’s affected SVU in the more recent seasons and talk about her kids and all that, but frankly, it’s Mariska Hargitay. I’d be captivated if she just went on about her favourite drink from Starbucks for an hour. Gosh I would sooooo love to talk with her someday.