I like to tinker. I have lots of guitars and I’m always making a racket. It’s been a hobby my whole life – and I don’t profess to be good at it, but I enjoy it very much.
– Alex O’Loughlin, TV Week, 2008
Before our talk, I saw the actor (Alex) standing in “Video Village,” where the crew members viewed a scene being filmed, while O’Loughlin took turns switching off with Chiklis (who was also directing the episode) playing a bass guitar a crew member had loaned them. (interview on the set of Shield 2006)
August Rush was a wonderful experience for me. I read the script all the way through while I was shooting The Invisible and I loved it and I read it again. I knew I had to be part of that film. I put down 2 tests at a studio in Vancouver. I played guitar and sang a couple of songs and did a few dialogue scenes. (interview in 2008)
It’s a hobby for me, but I’m never alone if there’s a guitar there.
– Alex O’Loughlin, Zap2It, 8 October 2009