“Stalking” is such a strong word………… I prefer the term “Intense Research”

For young actors going to Hollywood, one of the first things you need to do is realise where they’re going to pigeonhole you — how they’re going to market you. Because if you don’t know how you’re marketable, it doesn’t matter how persistent, driven or talented you are. You’ve got to know where you fit so you can kick off from there, then you can shine in whatever direction you want. But that’s where it starts.”

- Alex O’Loughlin, GQ, 30 March 2011

Yes, every breath…..

Over the last few months we have been part of a few fun projects involving Alex fan’s from around the world. Most of these have been driven by our bedazzlingly vivacious friend LaHagela.

For this “Wall of Eyes” montage she asked us all to send her photo’s of our eye (yes singular) “put on some eye makeup and take a closeup picture”. Now for some of the girls, this involved doing it in the middle of the night, so as to not tip off their significant others to their fangirling alternate lives….but as usual, it was all done in good fun, and we couldn’t wait to see what she was actually doing with these photo’s of our eyes.

So yes, these eyes belong to real fan girls from all over the world…….and the significance of the montage? Well at any given time, somewhere in the world there is always a fan watching him.

Every time I read this quote from him, I see this wall of eyes and I think, for most of us he will never be stuck in a pigeonhole…….he is out there, showing the world that he is a man of many talents. If the rest of the world took the time to watch some of his other work, they would see that he is more than just a pretty face, he’s also a damn fine actor.

I love, love, love my fans and appreciate them so much. It’s a very, very strange experience having people you don’t really know, know you and express great emotion to you. It’s validating to a point, but it’s also really bizarre.

Alex O’Loughlin,  Boston Herald, 15 May 2011

Thanks to LaHagela for doing all the hard work of creating the art work for this story and also once again making it  readable to the English speaking world.

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8 responses to ““Stalking” is such a strong word………… I prefer the term “Intense Research”

  1. Andrea

    That’s awesome. Lovely idea. I’m so glad I found this blog (shame it was too late to be part of the montage). Really love that you celebrate the talent as well as the looks. Keep up the good work.

    • We do acknowledge his acting talents as well as his looks. I want to see him in other roles too. This Steve character is taking a toll on our boy. All that happy sunshine in HI is wearing him out ;) Please move to Europe and start a proper career in films over here (move a little bit closer, for me to reach out and touch you…).

  2. LaHagela (The Tinkler)

    “That eyeball montage that LaHagela made isn’t creepy at all”, said no one ever.

    • FOYeur

      “our ‘bedazzlingly’ vivacious friend LaHagela.”
      See, I made up my own big English word to discribe you…. :lol:

    • If your creative juices starts flowing again, we will gladly be part of your wonderful madness :D surely his upcoming birthday makes your fingers itchy ;)

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