Actress Mariska Hargitay’s 3-year-old son August is already quite the little gentleman. The Law & Order: SVU star boasts that she’s very proud of her well-mannered boy.
“My son made me look really good when two people told me he said ‘excuse me, would you be so kind…’,” Mariska tells OK! . “He’s very polite, and that makes me very proud. He’s Mr. Please and Thank You. That’s important to me.”
As a mom, an actress and the founder of Joyful Heart, an organization that aims to empower survivors of sexual assault, domestic violence, and child abuse, Mariska serves as an inspirational role model to many. So who does the 45-year-old star most admire? The First Lady.
“I love her,” Mariska says of Michelle Obama. “I admire her so much. She is intelligent and elegant and graceful and generous and compassionate and maternal and strong.”
Mariska and her adorable son August are seen here earlier this month.