They say …….. #AlexOLoughlin is sweet and charming.

He’s awesome. He’s good looking and tall and sweet and charming. And he is very ‘leading man’ material. He’s perfect. He was perfect for this role. And we’ve been having a great time doing it together.  And I know we both are going to be sad when the movie is over, cause we’ve had the best time together.

– Jennifer Lopez

Access Hollywood

On the set of The Back-up Plan

2009

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#AlexOLoughlin – Interview with the vampire (2007)

Alex O’Loughlin talks about his role in Moonlight
AFTER three years in Los Angeles, Aussie Alex O’Loughlin has finally found a role he can sink his teeth into

12 December 2007

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It’s a typical day in Los Angeles. The midafternoon sun has finally penetrated a gauze-like haze and the atmosphere behind the famous wrought-iron gates of Warner Bros studios is as Hollywood as you can get. A line of star trailers, make-up and wardrobe vans and outrageously expensive exotic cars are parked outside sound stages. While film and TV crew members fly past in golf carts to reach various studios on the lot, a director’s assistant, giving a two-way radio a solid workout, is searching for an actor Aussie Alex O’Loughlin.

O’Loughlin is the vampire-playing star of the drama series Moonlight and there’s concern his hair and make-up routine – including application of his character’s intricately designed, painted-on tattoos – will make him late for filming his first scene of the day.

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It turns out O’Loughlin, 32, who rose to prominence in Australia in the mini-series The Incredible Journey of Mary Bryant and the movie The Oyster Farmer, is in his trailer, recovering from the rigours of a previous day’s work that kept him on set until 2am.

Later, puffing on a cigar in a break from filming, O’Loughlin says he’s taking none of this sudden international success for granted. Waving away a billowing plume of cigar smoke, he explains how Moonlight just may be the show that rescues him from extended bouts of unemployment and the ever-present prospect of debt.

“I’ve been living here coming up to three years,” O’Loughlin says of Los Angeles. “The government here is f—-d up and it’s hard to find good food that’s not full of sugar, but the people here are great and I’m grateful this country has opened its arms to me and let me work here.”

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His Hollywood drama breakthrough, however, has come at a cost. Long work hours have had a huge impact on his life with fellow Aussie, singer-actor Holly Valance. O’Loughlin, as Moonlight’s leading man, vampire Mick St John, spends up to 16 hours a day on set. When he’s done with work for the day, he heads home for a quick dinner, then starts memorising dialogue for the following day’s shoot. Weekends, he says, are for sleeping.

“Time is the thing. A show like this pulls all your time away from you. Usually I’ll get home from work on a Saturday about 10am (after doing night shooting) and I’ll sleep until Saturday afternoon. Saturday night and Sunday I’m usually feeling wiped out and I’ve not seen Holly all week. It’s a pretty full-on life, but what do you do? I love my work and there are sacrifices.”

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And working on a Hollywood drama sure beats scrounging for guest roles and dealing with constant rejection on the audition circuit. “The first year I was here I was auditioning all the time and got no work,” O’Loughlin says. “I had no money and a piece of s— car and in the end I had to hock things like my stereo to get by. I was just doing anything to scrape by, working on a building site for $15 an hour.”

“There were times I was thinking, ‘What am I doing, this is crazy’. I was scared because I had no money and no ticket home. That is the time when everyone else packs up and leaves. But I remembered everything my grandfather taught me about the work ethic before he died. He was brought up out in the bush and his advice was ‘put your head down and keep working, son, and you’ll get what’s coming to you’. You just push through.”

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“This is the first time I’ve been paid (in the US) and, mate, it’s nice not having to worry about making the rent. I did a Warner Bros film and it actually cost me 10 grand to do it. You might scratch your head and say how can that be, but trust me.”

“You go from doing independent films where you’re getting paid very little or it’s costing you to do work to get your career going. Then, overnight, you start getting paid if you keep pushing through. You accumulate 10 to 20 years of debt and if you stick at this and are lucky, you can start paying it off.”

“I’ve got to tell you, man, it’s (success) not always about having great talent. Great talent does not always equate to success. I do not think I’m a great talent. I think I’m a medium talent, but I think I understand the business and enjoy the business. It’s a rightplaceat-the-right-time kind of business, but it’s also about perseverance.”

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My Thoughts.

  • Of course the interviewer made a slight mistake. Alex was most probably not late because of adding his tattoos, but because of covering it, maybe for one of his few shirtless scenes in Moonlight. [Thanks Janno]

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The Steve McGarrett Story – No # 139

We continue our story from here.

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Well that was another episode with lots of entertainment, drama and suspense. One of those that can make you forget a multitude of sins, and there were quite a number of those to go around as usual. But in the end there was nothing really special or mind blowing about it. It was just another episode …. it leaves me with not much to say.

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My disappointments of the episode:

  • Nahele’s story with his father ‘resolved’ by the father’s death without any exploration into it. It feels like a missed opportunity.

Koala Smartass: But after 6 years you should know that it is the way it is done. The procedural always comes before the exploration of a good story.

  • Once again being in pursuit of armed and dangerous criminals in the woods, but chatting away like you are on a stroll. Please, Steve is a highly trained Navy SEAL. Stop letting him act like he does not know anything about tracking somebody.

Koala Smartass: But that is the way it has been done since the start. You’ve got to have a discussion (cargument) at the worst possible time. That is the signature of the show so to speak.

  • Once again Adam and Kono crying and kissing – when will this ever stop? Please just do something more interesting with these two characters.

Koala Smartass: Like what? You are just pissed off because you are a McKono shipper.

Things I liked:

  • The use of recurring characters (criminals) in one episode. We felt more connected to them.
  • I don’t know if it was just the director doing a better job, or the casting being done more sensibly than last week, but the guest cast were really good this time around. I kind of did not mind that they took so much time in the show away from Steve.
  • Thank you for continuing the Nahele story. at least it gives Steve a story aside from work. Some great potential there. Hope to see it go somewhere……

 

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And that was Steve’s  story for:

Hawaii Five-0 – Episode 6:21

Ka Pono Ku’oko’a (The Cost of Freedom)

Written by: John Dove

Directed by: Peter Weller

To be continued …….

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Life around #AlexOLoughlin – a week in review (17 – 23 April 2016)

Hiatus week number 2 down – only 11 more to go.

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Thank you to those Alex O’Loughlin fans who show generosity and friendliness towards other fans. Social media can be a pitfall, with lots of disappointment. But it is also great when you meet people with a great sense of humour and willingness to share some of the prettiness, fun and information with others.

Life on the Set:

Last night #GameOfSilence ! Tonight #HawaiiFive0 . Not a bad week of tv fun if i do say so myself. #AlexOLoughlin

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@HawaiiFive0CBS amazing! I want more than anything to be the kinda person that must go to Hawaii for the REST OF MY LIFE!

 

Fan Reviews of the latest episode:

News for the week:

  • Posted on CarterMatt.com

.Crime TV Heroes: On ‘Hawaii Five-0’ and Steve McGarrett’s strengths

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Is Steve McGarrett the hero of “Hawaii Five-0“? It seems a little wrong to reduce this to just a singular thing, given that there are so many different heroes on the show who do great things on a pretty regular basis. Yet, this is our Crime TV Heroes series here at CarterMatt, and it’d be a little wrong if we didn’t narrow the focus down onto someone here, right?

In this article, we’re going to do our best to chronicle precisely why McGarrett is a character who is compelling to watch, what he’s still got to work on, and also where he could go moving forward into both this season and next.

Why he’s a hero – The easiest thing to start with here is that Steve possesses all the necessary attributes. He’s strong, smart, and he’s resourceful for one. Also, he is the sort of guy who knows a thing or two about putting it all on the line. His military history gives him perspective, and it affords him a chance to think, plan, and prepare in a way few other characters do. He’s incredibly skilled, but he luckily uses these powers for good far more often than the alternative.

What he can learn – For a guy in Hawaii, he still needs a few ways to take the edge off, doesn’t he? He has moments of great intensity, and also times where we’re not entirely sure he knows such a thing as relaxation is possible. He also probably could fight harder for things outside of the job that he believes in, just as he also could develop more of a life outside of work, as tough as that may be sometimes with everything that he has going on.

What we’d like to see – Obviously, it’d be nice to see Steve get some resolution to the Catherine arc, but that is far from the only thing that we feel we’d like to see from him moving forward this season. We also want to see a significant new challenge beyond just a criminal of the week, such as a new Big Bad who could be established during the finale / early season 7 and stick around for a while. That would definitely add a new layer of suspense and jeopardy to the show.

 

Something Pretty from other fans:

 

Check now AlexOLoughlin‘s screencaps from #H50 6.21>> #Hypnotizing!!

From Silvia

 

Alex, Family, Friends & Colleagues:

  • ‘New’ old pictures from 24 November 2015
  Here’s one for you – the hulahoop instructor and his faces 😜

 

Most ‘interesting’ search for the week:

  • open your shirt and show me those yummy pecs archives

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  • jennifer lopez ass in gstring

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Next Week:

  • Remember to catch the next new Hawaii Five-0 episode on Friday 29 April.

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#H50 6.21 – #SteveMcGarrett hiking in kevlar

Having had major computer melt downs today, I didn´t actually have time to properly watch the epi, but the urge to get some gifs posted was strong. So I leapt and rushed through the jungle to capture some nice Steve😀

If I missed some yummies, I will hopefully have them captured tomorrow.

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