Alex O’Loughlin: “Your ass is on fire!”

Okay, Alex might have said in one of the interviews we posted recently that he avoided touching J’Lo’s butt while filming The Back-Up Plan. 

But it seems that he did not mind slapping it a bit  :razz:

Reporter: Now a lot is made of the famous JLo behind. You got closer than most. Tell us what’s it really like. Alex: You’re asking me to talk about Jennifer’s bottom? Uhm … [laughs] I don’t know what to tell you. She’s, she’s, she’s a fine young woman. I’m not … I’m not going to talk about [laughs] I’m not going to talk about her bottom.

Reporter: Now a lot is made of the famous JLo behind. You got closer than most. Tell us what’s it really like. Alex: You’re asking me to talk about Jennifer’s bottom? Uhm … [laughs] I don’t know what to tell you. She’s, she’s, she’s a fine young woman. I’m not … I’m not going to talk about [laughs] I’m not going to talk about her bottom.

This comes from the “She glow’s” featurette of ‘The Back-Up Plan’. The video is compiled from short clips of how the cast felt about Jennifer. We did the transcript of the parts of what Alex said and the footage clips, in the featurette, are from the filming of the “First date” scene in the garden.

The First date

Alex: The thing is with Jennifer, is that, she is so fearless. She’s never worried about how she looks or how she’s going to be perceived. She goes in with complete reckless abandon. And delivers this comedy as straight as possible. And that’s why she’s so funny, and I think so successful.

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Alex: Jen is awesome to work with. Not only for me and the other actors, but for everybody. She’s so much fun. She brings a real sense of life to the set.

Clip from filming:

Alex: Remember how you said, “Be in the moment”
Jennifer: That’s funny.



Clip from filming:

Alex as Stan: “I’m not being fresh, but your ass is on fire”
Jennifer as Zoe: “What?”
Alex as Stan: “Your ass is on fire!”


Brad: What about the unbelievable question that I’m about to ask you? What is it like to touch Jennifer Lopez’s butt? Alex: [Laughs] I was very careful not to, mate. To be honest, you know.

Jennifer: It’s funny. Let me do it!
Alex: I let you have some. I gave you some.


Alex: I forget my lines a lot of the time, because I have so much fun watching her, have so much fun.

Jennifer: It’s been a lot of fun. It’s been a really happy, positive, fun comedy set.

Alex & Jen on set

PS. So in the end I think we caught Mr O’Loughlin with his pants on fire …. you know, “liar, liar, pants on fire” :razz: Maybe that famous J.Lo-booty was just too tempting and Alex did get carried away with it for a while ;) And that’s just one more thing to love about him – he will always be a naughty boy and a fun person to be around with. smiley-die-laughing

And this is the video:

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Screen sister ‘Taryn’ talking about Mary and Alex

Will we see more (or anything at all) of Mary McGarrett (and Baby Joan) this season on Hawaii Five-0?

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This is an excerpt of an old article on Starpulse about Taryn Manning on  6 September 2012:

She’s on her way to Hawaii to shoot a return appearance for the upcoming third season of the CBS drama, on which she’s played Steve McGarrett’s wayward sister Mary Ann off and on since the first year. Her character has been somewhat of a wild card: CBS touted her as a regular at one point, only for Mary Ann to be shipped back to the mainland later on. (You can read the very interesting story posted by TV Guide on 20 December 201o here) and of course there is also a post on Five-0 Undercover here about Taryn’s meltdown and recovery at that stage. (Please remember – this is water under the bridge and just a recap of very old news)

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Peter with the cast at SOTB 1

This is a part of that article from December 2010:

So is Steve about to lose the last surviving member of his immediate family? My lips are sealed! But I hear one person who is sorry to be saying goodbye to Taryn is Alex. During my last visit to the Hawaiian set, Alex told me, “I haven’t worked with Taryn as much as I would like. She brings out a certain paternal caring that Steve wouldn’t normally have. With both their parents gone, he feels an obligation to keep an eye on her; especially since she’s troubled and kind of out of control.”

Indeed, Taryn confides that “Alex wasn’t very happy” with the producers’ decision to alter their plans for Mary Ann. “He liked me and liked our relationship. He felt my character was necessary to explore further aspects of his role and was prepared to fight for me.”

Taryn also expresses her thanks to Daniel Dae Kim (Chin Ho), who she says, “sat down with me and had a little heart to heart to make sure I felt okay about everything. He’s very thoughtful.”

Mary Ann proved a challenge for producers from the beginning. She was originally slated to appear in the first four episodes and recur throughout the season. “The family mystery was supposed to slowly unfold over the first season and I was going to play a big part in that with my own Nancy Drew mission,” says Taryn, who had been under the impression that her character would even return for future seasons.  “It was told to me that the first season would be based around the team more, and I should just hang tight.”

However,  producers chose to shift greater focus to McGarrett’s professional associations and less on his personal life. There was also concern that too much was being revealed too soon about the murdered mother. Also taken in the upcoming episode is Steve’s father’s lock box, which contains clues to the mother’s disappearance. “I think they were going to show more of this throughout the season, but now it’s all wrapped up in this episode,” says Taryn.

The original core 5

The original Core-5

Back to the 2012 article:

For her part, Taryn made it clear she’s just excited to be back and getting to work again with her on-screen sibling Alex O’Loughlin (pictured below with Taryn). “He’s not only attractive, but he’s very, very sweet,” she said. “He’s a very genuine, kind, really nice guy. I really like Alex. We kind of have this cool rapport.”

Hawaii Five-0

She hopes that the show’s wider focus in its second season might allow us to see more of Mary Ann. “That’s what’s cool about TV shows that go on and on,” she said. “You’ll start seeing different people introduced, characters get married and have kids.”

Steve and Mary Ann’s mother will also be in season three, as played by Christine Lahti (Chicago Hope).


 My thoughts

  • Was it pressure from the network, or other factors that made the producers change their mind about more of Steve’s story (with his sister)? I know it is from the past and everybody has moved on, but it is interesting to see how the original story lines were cut. It feels like time and time again they back down from giving Steve a more continues and solid story arc ……. :???:



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‘Kissing Jennifer? Awful!’ (LOL) – April 2010

The ‘prime cut’ from Down Under takes a bow as Hollywood’s newest sexy romance-comedy hero in a feel-good flick with J.Lo

PhilStar Entertainment

By Ricky Lo
11 April 2010

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BEVERLY HILLS, California — Of course, Alex O’Loughlin was just kidding…was just acting true to form…when, asked how it felt kissing the Jennifer Lopez not just once but several times in Columbia Pictures’ The Back-Up Plan (distributed worldwide by Sony Pictures Releasing International, opening in the Philippines on April 23), he made a sour face and, turning to J.Lo beside him, answered dryly, “Kissing Jennifer? It’s awful!” Then, he burst into a shoulder-shaking laughter, “infecting” J.Lo with his sense of humor, adding as soon as he recovered his breath, “It wasn’t difficult. I mean, it feels pretty good to kiss a beautiful woman.” To which J.Lo countered, laughing, “That’s your job, baby!”

But first, just who is Alex O’Loughlin and why was he picked out from among hundreds of eligibles for the honor of, uhm, kissing one of the sexiest, loveliest and most desirable women in the world?

Well, Alex is the latest addition to the growing roster of Australian worthies lording over Hollywood — Mel Gibson, Russell Crowe (actually from New Zealand but identified as an Aussie), Eric Bana, Hugh Jackman, the late Heath Ledger, Nicole Kidman, Sam Worthington (of Avatar), Naomi Watts and Cate Blanchett.

According to his biodata, Alex started his career as a teenager in the Short Film and Fringe Theatre in Sydney. At 22, he was accepted into the premier Australian theater school, The National Institute of Dramatic Art, among whose alumni include Gibson and Blanchett. Then, he appeared in theater productions from the works of Shakespeare, Chekhov and Tolstoy. He holds a degree in Dramatic Art.

After appearing in a few films (The Invisible with Marcia Gay Harden, August Rush with Robin Williams and Whiteout with Kate Beckinsale among them) and TV shows (Moonlight, the CBS weekly medical series Three Rivers, etc.), Alex gets his biggest break as the Stan character in The Back-Up Plan, touted as “a comedy that explores dating, love, marriage and family in reverse,” in which J.Lo plays a woman who, tired of dating and waiting for Mr. Right, decides to have a baby by in vitro fertilization. By a curious stroke of fate, after the procedure she meets a man “with real possibilities.” That’s him, Alex (not the sperm donor but acts as the surrogate father to the twins J.Lo’s character gives birth to).

A no-nonsense actor, Alex has no qualms nor inhibition about flaunting his to-die-for body if the role calls for it. The joke out there goes that if on the second page of the script Alex’s character doesn’t go naked, he’s out of the picture. So how much more daring would he be for a role? “I’ve gotten everything out so far,” he cracked, “except my c__k.” That sent J.Lo into fits of laughter.

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More soundbites from an exclusive Conversation conducted, as usual, at a function room of Four Seasons:

Describe working with J.Lo beyond just kissing her.

Alex: “Oh, she’s hilarious! Everyone involved in the movie is fantastic. Was I intimidated working with Jen? No, I was not. Jen and I met at her house before we started shooting the movie, so we became comfortable with each other. It’s hard kissing a girl who’s not your girlfriend look credible but Jen and I were able to pull it off beautifully.”

They say that you have no qualms about going sexy, right?

Alex: “I’ve done a bunch of naked stuff, you know, like sex on a chair or on a harbour in Sydney fully naked but that’s real life. It’s different when you’re standing there surrounded by kleig lights and the cameras and 50 crew men with your balls in a sack or in a silky pants, and especially when you’re doing a hardcore sex scene. I was single then. What I did in this movie is tame compared to what I’ve done in the past. You get kind of used to it, you know.”

What do you mean by “tame”?

Alex: “Well, I’ve done very revealing scenes in the nude simulating sexual intercourse.”

Really? In what movie?


Alex: “You have to look for it. Hahahahaha!”

So how different was kissing J.Lo from kissing other women, off or on camera?

Alex: “The difference? Jen and I did the love scenes with our clothes on. Come on, The Back-Up Plan is a wholesome, family movie.”

Which scene in the movie did you find most hilarious? Was it the childbirth?

Alex: “Absolutely. It seems so real, with Jen pushing and pushing to deliver two babies.”

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Did you audition for this movie?

Alex: “No, I did not. I guess I’m the only choice.”

(The filmmakers, including director Alan Poul [who has executive-produced several Emmy Award-winning TV shows], wanted a fresh face, someone sexy, funny, strong yet also vulnerable for the Stan character. “It was quite a challenge to find someone who has the whole package,” Todd Black, one of the producers, was quoted as saying. “But when we met Alex, we knew that we had found our Stan.”)

How do you choose a role?

Alex: “I read the script and if I like it…I’m an actor and my job is to play a character well. You can do it well only if the role is interesting and you love doing it.”

Is it true that you auditioned for a James Bond movie (Casino Royale which landed on the lap of Daniel Craig who went on to do another one, Quantum of Solace)?

Alex: “Oh yes, I did go to London for the audition but I think I was too young for Bond.”

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(Note: Sam Worthington also auditioned for Bond before he was cast in Terminator Salvation with Christian Bale, the same movie in which he was discovered by James Cameron for Avatar.)


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Life around #AlexOLoughlin – a week in review (26 July – 1 August 2015)

 The week started of slowly…… but in the end it was all about the lucky fans, getting close to Alex.

(Please remember that some of the footage from the set, shown below, can be spoilers for some fans. But because it does not give away anything of the actual story line, I do not really regard it as spoilers.)

Life on the Set:

  • The first picture of the week  came from a fan spotting the stars while filming near a car that was blown up over the previous weekend. (click on the name to see to see picture on IG)

@hayncandi808’s IG: “Currently being niele!!! Hawaii 5-0 filming!! Alex OLoughlin, Scott Caan, Chi McBride, and Michelle Borth. #Hawaii #onlocation #Hawaii50 #McGarrett #Danno #AlexOLoughlin #ScottCaan #ChiMcBride #MichelleBorth”

Translation of the word “niele”: nosy; inquisitive; curious.

Fan photos:



Two fangirls snuck into the boatyard close to home, and got lucky……

 Just as a sidenote here: I saw some comments about Alex wearing a purple shirt in pictures above, but if you look at the top picture, I think it is blue :smile:


  • Vanessa and her favorite Hawaii 5-O actor, Alex O’Loughlin!


I am a bit curious of whether it is just the light playing trick, or what else is causing the lumps and marks on Alex’s hand? Is it some dirt, or real injuries or make-up injuries or just weird light?

 News for the week:

  •  Five-0 Redux: ‘Five-0′ fan memories – Wendie compiled the second part of a report on fan encounters. It is not all about Alex, but great stories there of fans meeting him as well. It is a great read, thank you Wendie.  You can read the article here: Link


Something Pretty from other fans:

  • With so much talk of SOTB and fan encounters, Christina @ckerwick posted this on twitter to show how close she got to Alex at SOTB3. Of course she is one of the lucky ones, who have been that close to Alex for a number of close encounters. :smile:

 Thank you for sharing these lovely picture – those of us who will never get this close to Alex, appreciate it a lot

Some fandom laughs for the week:laugh:

  • So ‘Jokester O’Loughlin’ and ‘Fisherman Lenkov’ did it again. Somebody taped Alex (Steve) doing goofy moves on the set of the dance floor and he grabs Scott (Danny) to dance with him, because his own date ‘Cath’ was dancing with ‘Duke’. Of course Scott just goes with the flow, as he is known for keeping the best straight face of them all. – Peter (out of pure love for ALL his fans), posted the short video clip on IG. And lo and behold the fandom falls for it hook, line and sinker, AGAIN. crazy

Fish & Bait

 #H50 ohana. Because I love you…. First look at the wedding reception.

Those who know Alex (and Scott) by now, thoroughly enjoy him/them goofing around.  Those who don’t, might have started building pipe dreams around his/their jokes:yahoo:, again ……. and others might find the mention of those dreams annoying ……. , again. :rotfl:

And if we can’t laugh at ourselves for what ever reaction we might have had, or if you are offended by me laughing, then maybe we are taking a fictional show far too seriously for our own health  … ;-(

The words of a fangirl::iminlove:

  • A tweet from a Hawaiian fan, while hanging around the filming of Hawaii Five-0 one evening this week ……

  Was cute–a fan was by the storefront with her camera, & when Alex & Scott walked in2 the store, Alex stopped & “Tarzan” posed for her!

 We are still hoping to see this picture of “Tarzan” O’Loughlin somewhere …….

Alex & Friends:

  • Unfortunately Enson flew back home yesterday – so no more Alex pictures from there … Sad smiley 139. Hope some of Alex’s other friends help us with some pictures till November when Enson gets back.

Some Trivia for the week:

  • We celebrated our 3rd anniversary yesterday :grin:

From Miek

Thank you for this ‘Thank you’ you posted on our Facebook, Miek. We are guilty as charged – if you come here, chances are you will be hooked on Alex for life. And I must say, the greatest complements any fan can give Alex, are those who have met him, and liking him even more.

And also Thank You to everybody else who commented yesterday and who enjoy Alex with us!


My Pet Peeves: :drama:

This tweet I saw this week, said it …..

What’s the deal with ppl tagging pictures they didn’t take and making it their own? It’s getting annoying.


Most ‘interesting’ search for the week:

  • alex o’loughlin jewish

(I can understand why there might be a reason for this search  Tongue smiley 22)


Thought (Tweet) for the week:

   A great relationship is about two things: First, appreciating the similarities and second, respecting the differences.

Next Week:

  • If they work according to normal schedule, filming of episode 6:03 should continue for the rest of this coming week ….


Pic of the week




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1095 Days of #AlexOLoughlin fun – We are Three

Yes, we are celebrating our third anniversary…….

My words to Paula late one night: “I am really proud of what we created here. For me it is colourful and beautiful, as well as informative and truthful.

Many might not like our style, but we are doing it for ourselves, and as long as we enjoy it and each others friendship, we will be here. But mostly, we still enjoy having fun with Alex and the company of his other fans from around the world very much …. and hopefully it will continue for some time longer. :beach:

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In the first year we got lots of comments and active participation, but as time goes by people seem to lose interest or just fade away (most probably to avoid my grumpy side  – sorry Paula ). We have gained and lost many “friends” –   and many of them, without even knowing it, being our support in hard times. We might not really know any of you personally, but it is always a joy to see old “friends” as well as new names popping in for a visit.

Now in the later years, it seems that our stories are visited and shared more often than in those early days, but people seem to feel more comfortable discussing it on their own private forums and blogs and groups, than here with us. ;-( It is okay with us and we understand, but remember  to pop in once in a while, just to drop us a line as well – even if it is to disagree with us. WAAH

A BIG THANK YOU,  to those of you who still regularly comment here and share your ideas.


It is a pleasure to scroll through Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and Pinterest timeline, and see so many of our pictures shared. It is a great complement – especially if someone sometimes do mention where they actually got it from.


Paula puts a lot of time and money into most of the pictures we post – she is a true artist and I am the lucky one for having her as a partner here. Thank you Paula for all the laughs and fun! :heart2:

THANK YOU to those of you who always share and ‘like’ on our posts on all the different forms of social media.

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 TO US!!

 Thank You, to all of you for supporting us during the 3 Years of our fun with Alex!!

Lots of love

– Paula & FOYeur




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