Chatty and hyperactive, O’Loughlin can be an engaging and charming conversationalist. But what is most impressive about him is his tenacity. It’s a quality as fundamental to being a successful actor as understanding character motivation or having a good agent.
“You can either lie there, admit defeat and wallow in it or you can get up and shake the sand out of your chaps and have another shot,” says O’Loughlin when asked if he ever considered calling time on his dream in the lean years. “And what else are you going to do? I’m not qualified to do anything else. I’ve invested the past 15 years of my life into this.” He pauses. “I’m just going to bang on.”
GQ article 2011
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