But do I make it good? I don´t know. I try.”
-Alex, HNN 2013
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Alex with Maggie Rodriguez on the Early Show on 21 April 2008 as promotion for the restart of Moonlight later that week. A usual I hope you enjoy the beautiful Alex and Mick pictures we have here
Maggie: But here at CBS we have our own hero, Mick St John the vampire private eye on the hit show Moonlight. When we last saw Mick he had taken a cure that made him mortal. And now he’s living his human life to the fullest.
[They show a clip from Moonlight, Episode 13]
Maggie: Alex O’Loughlin is here. Good morning.
Alex: Good morning.
Maggie: This is water, not blood.
Alex: Okay, I was having a look at that earlier.
Maggie: So in the first episode after the strike, which is airing on CBS …
Alex: This Friday.
Maggie: This Friday. Do we find out whether you stay human or go back to being a vampire?
Alex: You do. You do.
Alex: Interesting what happens. I can’t tell you, obviously.
Maggie: I know, no spoilers.
Alex: It’s worth tuning in. It’s going to be great.
Maggie: But now that your character is human. Maybe that kind of opens the door for a relationship between you and the reporter? Which, you know …. could get steamy.?
Alex: Yes, that’s right. She …. She’s like … puts an ultimatum on him. She’s like, “Are we dating or what?” So Mick … yeah, we start dating. It’s cool.
Maggie: What can we expect from this relationship?
Alex: You can expect …. We have four brand new episodes coming … coming to CBS now. You can expect … you can expect to see an immortal who hasn’t dated in sort of 60 years, deal with dating in the modern world. You know and ….. and whether or not this relationship between these two is going to go further than it has yet.
Maggie: When you first heard about the opportunity to play a vampire, what did you think?
Alex: Well, you know, all through my childhood I was … I’ve always been obsessed with the genre and with these creatures. I don’t know why, just something the … the way they move through the … through the world kind of. They’re untouchable and no one knows about them. They’re mythical and they’re sensual and they’re powerful. And they live forever. And so I think I always knew how to play… how to play a vampire. I think I always wanted to as well. So when it came up, I was like, “Ah, I know this guy”.
Maggie: It’s the, you know, the freshmen season. A lot of people still haven’t discovered Moonlight. Besides the obvious …. cause I mean look at him. Give me one great reason to watch Moonlight.
Alex: [Laughs] Um, one great reason? Look it’s a show; I think it’s a great show. It’s got everything. It’s got everything from … I mean it’s got romance for the girls, it’s got action for the guys, it’s got great drama for everyone across the board. And it’s not a kiddie’s show. There’s sort of a bit of blood and a bit of violence and stuff from time to time. But it’s terrific. And it’s based …. It’s based in really good story telling. So I really enjoy watching it.
Maggie: And it’s got Alex O’Loughlin.
Alex: It does.
Maggie: Thank you so so much. Be sure to catch Moonlight Fridays at nine right here on CBS. Watch, or Alex will come suck all your blood.
Maggie: Up next …. That might not be so bad.
Link to the video
A short clip of an interview with Alex on the red carpet at
the Australian In Film Awards on 13 May 2010
Reporter: Now, you are one of the rare Australian actors who hasn’t come up through ‘Neighbours’ or ‘Home and Away’ or anything like that. How did you do it? Like what tips would you have for people?
Alex: Well they wouldn’t have me, unfortunately – ‘Neighbours’ and ‘Home and Away’. But I went to school. I went to NIDA in Sydney and that was really and that was incredible for me. I needed to do that.
And …. Tips, I don’t know. Get in there and do your best, you know. And stay here. That’s the thing. I came back and forth for a number of years, but when I came here and stayed here, it sort of made a big difference.
Alex O’Loughlin on PIX New York Morning News,
on 16 April 2010 with Monica Morales.
[Clip from ‘The Back-Up Plan‘]
Monica: I really want to see that. That was a scene from the comedy The Back-Up Plan, starring of course J Lo, and joining us now is her co-star. Very hot co-star and love interest, in the movie of course, Alex O’Loughlin. Alex, it’s awesome to meet you, that’s all I can say. You’re wonderful. And you’re Australian?
Alex: I am.
Monica: Is that right? Tell me about this movie and starring with JLo. I mean this must have been quite a … quite a wonderful experience for you.
Alex: Yeah, it was great. Jennifer is fantastic. She’s a … she’s a wonderful actor. And we had a great time working together. And the movie … the movie was, I mean, as soon as I read it, I really wanted to be a part of it, you know.
Monica: That’s right. For the rest, who haven’t seen the movie, what’s the premise of this movie? I mean I kind of like the idea of this back-up plan.
Alex: Yeah, it’s about a woman who hasn’t met the ‘one’, you know. And she wants to have a baby.
Monica: Sounds familiar.
Alex: Sounds familiar to a lot of people, I’m sure.
Monica: Like me.
Alex: [Laughs] And she hasn’t met the right guy and so she goes and … and makes a decision get artificial insemination and as she walks out of the clinic she bumps into a guy, who … I play, called Stan. And she …. They …
Monica: Only in the movies, is what I say. Only in the movies. But now, since the movie started, did you have a back-up plan, let’s say in the acting thing?
Alex: No. I’ve been asked this question so much. I actually don’t have a back-up plan. I’m not qualified in anything else. I can probably do lots of things but I don’t know what I’ll do.
Monica: It does not look like you really need a back-up plan anymore. It looks like you are hugely successful, but …
Alex: Thank you.
Monica: What is JLo really like? I just wonder myself. What is she really like in person? Because I saw her in Times Square and I’ve seen her perform and she is just fantastic.
Monica: And a mommy.
Alex: She is a mommy actually. And we had … we had the twins on set a lot – Emmy and Max. And she’s …. She’s great. She’s very grounded. The thing I most surprise about Jennifer is how centred she is for someone who … who … who lives, you know, in the limelight as much as she does. She’s super famous. She is very cool.
Monica: You know I have to ask you about your accent. I mean you have in the movie, you don’t have the accent, is that correct?
Alex: No, I play … I play and American in the movie.
Monica: Yeah, how do you do that? How do you go from Australian to…. I mean that must be very difficult for you.
Alex: Well I mean, it’s part of the job as well. You train and you learn how to change your sound to play different accents. My … my stepfather is North American, so you know, I’ve had that sound around me my whole life. And I also grew up with American television. And so I think for a lot of Australians the transition isn’t too difficult.
Monica: And is it true that you were up for roles like James Bond? I mean, is that true?
Alex: Ah ..
Monica: You’d be great by the way.
Alex: Well thank you very much. Yeah, it’s funny was, I did … I did … I went to London and I screen tested for that. And the funny thing is, it is the biggest audition of my life to date, and it is the one I didn’t get. And everyone talks about it. So it is sort of talking about the job interview that didn’t work.
Monica: And you know what, that’s a good thing, cause here you are and you’re in this great movie. So viewers in The Big Apple will be getting The Back-up Plan this week. Hopefully flocking to the film this weekend.
Alex: Fingers crossed.
Monica: I have a good feeling that you are going to be hugely successful. Really nice to have you here. Thanks for stopping by.
Alex: Thank lovely to be here.
Monica: You made my day.
Link to video
Another one of the ‘lists’ Alex managed to get onto in 2010, and this time as No 1
(Click on the link to original article to see who else made the list)
28 December 2010by Celebrity Photo Girl
The year 2010 was filled with hotties, hunks and supernatural studs on both the big screen and small screen alike and narrowing down the list was one difficult (but enjoyable!) task.
See who made the cut for the Top 10 Hot Celebrity Actors of 2010!
1. Alex O’Loughlin
Australian hottie Alex O’Loughlin had a standout year in 2010 with his charming role in The Back-up Plan opposite Jennifer Lopez and his CBS hit Hawaii Five-O, where he often shows off his six-pack abs.