“I think I’d freak out! I mean, it’s a big deal,” [laugh]. “Talk about a life-long commitment. A ring and a set of vows is one thing, but another living being is another, especially if it’s not your child.”
Alex O’Loughlin, HollywoodCrush, MTV, April 2010
All of us experience our own lives, but apart from photos and video we never really witness anything of our life. Even less
when we are born. Our conscious mind can’t even recall that moment; much less have any visual memory of it.
We have seen Alex on two occasions, being witness to a birth in the roles he played and after both, he took on the responsibility of parenthood, although they were not his
In The Incredible Journey of Mary Bryant we have Mary giving birth to Charlotte, on the ship to Australia with Will witnessing the miracle. They say the best bonding a father can do with his child, is witnessing the birth, because it makes him feel more part of them. Well in the case of Will Bryant, it must have been true, because he loved Charlotte, as if she was his own. Alex himself was so adorable as Will in that scene, when she was born, and you can see the wonder of new life, on his face.
Maybe it was the personal experience of witnessing his own sons birth that gave him the ability to show those feelings so sincerely.
I have a 12-year-old. I was there when he was born. He’s the centre of my universe and always has been. I’ll never forget the day he was born. I kept it together. I was pretty good. I was supportive.
— Alex O’Loughlin, IESB, 4 April 2010
In The Back-Up Plan, we have Stan and Zoe as witnesses of a water birth, at the single mothers group she belonged too. I am not a great fan of that scene at all and think it was just over the top
. In my personal opinion they could have had a funny scene without making it totally ridiculous. There must have been better footage from the actors, to edit it into something better.
The look on Alex’s face, speaks volumes and the combination of amazement and horror are both there.
Zoe and Stan walking home after that whole experience says a lot. It portrays some sort of defeat and the question, is this what we need to go through too? It also sparks a fight and them deciding to go their separate ways.
But in the end Stan proclaims his devotion to the twins, that are not his own, because of his love for their mommy.
If you haven’t totally fallen head over heels for
AlexStan by this time in the movie, the scene of him reading a bedtime story to the two girls, crumbles every last bit of resistance you may have. What more can I say because Alex did it all so perfectly……
And are we about to experience it all over again?
Late addition to the post. Happy news for our guy 🙂
My parents have always been very proud of me. They’ve supported me the whole time. My parents are awesome.
— Alex O’Loughlin, TV Guide Magazine, August 2009
We would like to wish Alex all the best on this “Day of Birth” for him. May this
year in his life be filled with lots of love and happiness and bring fulfilment of even his wildest dreams!