Tying into that mission, Hargitay recently produced , an HBO documentary about the thousands of rape kits that go untested in the U. The film has debuted at the 2017 Tribeca Film Festival, and its message is clearly close to the actor's heart.
While on the red carpet at the Tribeca Film Festival Women’s Filmmaker Luncheon hosted by CHANEL on Friday, Hargitay speaks to reporters about this passion project and how it tackles an issue we should Taking the movie's intended purpose a step further, Hargitay elaborates, "So, this is a film that is also about the value of women and showing the way the culture regards these crimes." The fact that rape kits go unnoticed, in a way, dismisses the stories of women — and that's simply unacceptable.
She's gorgeous without any makeup except for a bit of color on her mouth ("I can't live without lip gloss," she confesses), and barefoot, as she prefers to be — even when she's driving.
"I'm a California girl," Hargitay says with a shrug.
To date, only eight states have laws requiring rape kits to be tested by police; that's a disheartening statistic.
Hargitay deems getting rid of the backlog of rape kits the Joyful Heart Foundation's number one advocacy goal.
I never felt that I had to permission to do these things, Because my Mom was blond and sexy, and I was rebelling against who she was.
In 2004, actor Mariska Hargitay founded the Joyful Heart Foundation, an organization focused on transforming society's response to sexual assault.Here is a list of all of our Daily Mariska Fact and Quotes in case any of you guys are interested in them, or would like to use them, write them down, etc.I have tons and tons of Mariska Facts and find more daily, so all of them will Not be in this note.The role has had a deep impact on the most personal aspects of her life, including her marriage to actor Peter Hermann and her approach to parenting their son, August."It really prepared me for motherhood, because as a cop, you are in charge of any emergency and you need to stay calm, take control, and get the help and the attention you need to fix it.