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CBS Mobile interview Jason and #AlexOLoughlin – Such a great friendship – 2007

This is an unedited interview by CBS Mobile, done on the set of Moonlight (I guess around end of October or beginning of November 2007). I do not know if the edited version was ever broadcast. Both Alex and Jason were making a lot of jokes and most of what was being said, was just a lot of fun without really being serious.

Alex & Jason BTS

Transcript and photos by FOYeur,

Gifs by Paula

Reporter: Hey there. We’re at the set of CBS’s ‘Moonlight’. The new show that premiere…

Jason: Yo

Reporter: Oh. Hi. [laughs] How’s it going?

Jason: Good. How are you?

Reporter: Great.

Jason: I want to introduce you to somebody.

Reporter: Okay.

Jason: He’s a good friend of mine.

Reporter: Great. Let’s go.

Jason: This way. You got an eye on him?

Reporter: You got it?

Jason: Aussie, Aussie, Aussie.

Alex: Oi.

Jason: Aussie, Aussie, Aussie.

Alex: Oi, oi, oi, oi.

Jason: This is my friend Alex.

Alex: Hi.

Jason: He’s from New Zealand?Australia. He’s a really good guy. He’s on two hours of sleep. And he’s here all day, every day. He does the most unbelievable schedule. Seriously, you have no idea. And he’s such a trooper.

Like, he is the reason that I got my role. I’m not joking. Like, he gave me this little look.

Alex: He’s great isn’t he?

Jason: Do the little look.

Cute Friends

Cute Friends

Alex: Which look?

Jason: That one right there. He just did it.

Alex: That one?

Jason: That one gave me the role. I swear to God. This guy is amazing.

That Look

That Look

Reporter: Now do you guys hang out, of the set at all?

Jason: No, but the first time……No, but we met one time and shared a cigar. He’s a big cigar smoker.

Cuban cigars

Cuban cigars

Alex: You’re a big cigar smoker.

Reporter: What’s your favourite kind of cigar to smoke?

Jason: Cuban’s

Alex: Yeah, I love Cuban’s, Cuban’s are really good.

Reporter: Not Dominican?

Alex: Dominican’s are great, too. But no, the first time we met we sat and had coffee and cigars.

Jason: Yeah I owe Alex about $100, just from the various cigars that he’s given me.

Reporter: So I take you guys are really healthy, right?

Alex: Hey, absolutely, we are.

Jason: Right.

Reporter: Cigars have vitamins in them, right?

Alex: Well, that’s one aspect of our lives. [laughs]

[Then the Producer steps in and from behind the camera starts giving the reporter the questions to ask]

Reporter: You guys are obviously good looking guys. How do you guys keep the women away?

Alex: Jason touches me like this. Like he is now, and…..

Keeping off the Ladies

Keeping off the Ladies

Jason: And the girls just get the signal and disappear.

Alex: And women just sort of don’t come near us. It’s weird.

Reporter: Great. So the whole gay thing, yeah.

[Producer again, asks off-camera, “No, but really, do you guys have issues in public? Do you get recognised?”]

Reporter: So have people recognised you in public yet? Or…?

Alex: Um, ah … not really.

Jason: Who’s that big guy on the billboard.

Alex: No, no. I don’t even think it looks like me. Have you seen that picture? It’s really weird. I know I nearly crashed my car when I first saw it.

And I think, you know what? Cause I wear a lot of my collars up. It’s just the thing that Mick does and on the billboard, it’s down. And I think they have actually superimposed my head onto someone else’s’ shoulders. They’ve done something weird.

moonlight

Jason: It’s good though. He’s on Sunset. I had him get a picture of himself, like……

Alex: Naked in front of the thing

Jason: Naked in front of the Sunset thing. It’s really cool. Really artistic.

Naked Artistic Pic

Naked Artistic Pic

Reporter: That’s great. Yeah, I’m all for nudity.

[Producer again gives question from off camera]

Reporter: What’s your relationship like, when the cameras aren’t rolling. I mean, do you guys have a lot of downtime, or…?

Jason: Yeah.

Alex: You. What’s downtime?

Jason: Right, I know. I have. I have much more downtime than him. But I have a funny story I just wanted to share, about Alex.

One time, like the first weekend of shooting or whatever. He came up and kind of like hit me, a little bit below the belt or whatever. Just a joke.

Alex: What’s it called? It has a name. Official…

Jason: Yeah, it’s calledThe Chiklis.

Alex: It’s called ‘The Chiklis’ or aka ‘Dicky-Flicky’.

Dicky-Flicky

Dicky-Flicky

Jason: ‘Dicky-Flicky‘, from ‘The Shield’ or whatever. I guess he used to do that. Da, da, da, da…. And everybody would roll and would all be like on edge. So he did that to me, but the funny part of it is that in….. Like a week later.

Alex: No man

Jason: No shut up

Alex: No, the next day.

Jason: So the week later, he comes to me and he writes, essentially a poem, apologizing. And he didn’t even….

Alex: A love poem.

Apologetic Poem

Apologetic Poem

Jason: Yeah, a love poem. So he didn’t even look at me as he read the whole thing. And he was like, “Dear Jason, my conduct is atrocious. I’m so sorry. Please accept this apology.” And I said, “I’m aroused, now.” … it was

Alex: You actually said, “I think, I’m in love with you.” And you didn’t realise that you said it in your outside voice. It was weird.

Jason: Yeah, I did. It was funny. I mean, that’s just kind of as a testament about this guy for real. I mean he’s a really cool guy.

Alex: We….. I don’t touch everyone’s testicles at all.

Reporter: That’s good to hear.

Alex: Like, I would never do that….touch yours at all.

Reporter: You would never touch my testicles? Oh.

Alex: Anyway. How much…..You have a quite a lot of downtime. But you’re a very busy man. You have a lot of obligations.

You have a wife. You know, you have a Glendale estate. You have several vehicles that you must maintain. You have a lifestyle….. You have aquatic sports…water sports. Water sports?

Jason: That’s right.

Alex: So I’m kind of….. I’m just here the whole time and you sort of come and go really.

Reporter: What’s your typical day like? Both of you.

Jason: Typical day. Well, I get here at around six o’clock, pm. Shoot till about eight. How about you, Alex?

Alex: You sleep for half an hour and have some food and kind of go home.

Jason: Get into it.

Alex: My typical day, I get here, I don’t know what time. I get here…. It doesn’t really matter what time I get here, because that always changes. But I get here, someone hands me some oatmeal, as I go into make-up.

And then I start shooting. I do that for about 18 hours on average, with a half an hour lunch break. And then I go home, and I sleep and then I get up, and I come back here.

Reporter: How long do you sleep for, usually? On average?

Alex: You know what, I sleep for two…..because we had like….. We went from nights on Friday night, we got home like Saturday morning, sun up. And then on Monday, today. Is it Monday? And I started at like 6am, and I can’t flip my……

So I slept for like an hour and a half or something. And I don’t feel like I’m really here. Who are you? Who are you people?

After 1,5 hours sleep

After 1,5 hours sleep

Reporter: What’s your relationship like with the crew?

Alex: I love the crew. They’re always my favourite part of a job. I mean, hopefully, you love the people you work with. I know your other acting colleagues and stuff as well.

But the crew is always … they’re always the most fun. You know, they have food fights at lunchtime….

Jason: I had a lot of crew that came of the ‘Veronica Mars’ set, or whatever. So you have a lot of similar people around and that sort of thing. So it’s cool to have old friends on the set. It kind of feels like I have the same family, pretty much.

Reporter: And how are your characters different than you are in real life? Now, do you still… do you have your Australian accent still, when you’re acting?

Alex: No. I have…. I do a Lithuanian accent, for Mick. And sorry. And so, well Mick is Lithuanian and I’m not. And he’s not really at all.

It’s probably not even funny. But how are we different? He’s a vampire. I’m actually not a vampire.

Reporter: You’re not?

Alex: I like nights though. I’m noc……I’ve always been kind of nocturnal.

Jason: Yeah, likewise.

Alex: I don’t know, he’s……. Mick’s much….my character Mick is much…… smarter, tougher…

Jason: More sexy…

Alex: More sexy, more sexual. He’s much……He’s kind of just like, the hero I will never be.

So it’s a lot of fun to play him. Cause he does all these things, you know. He’s not scared of people. He’s not scared of things. And he has this very solid grasp on himself as a……..

Jason: He does such a good job, though. Like in our screen test or whatever. The first time I saw it, it was like, I’m terrible and he’s amazing.

Alex: That’s not true.

Alex looking beautiful

Alex looking beautiful

Jason: No seriously, I was like acting, acting, acting and then they cut to just this close-up of him, and he’s just like being there, beautifully. I’m like, “I look like a moron.”

Mick & Josef

Alex: Not at all.

Jason: I don’t understand it.

Alex: He was so great. I knew that Jason… I just… you were quite nervous that day as well.

Jason: So nervous.

Alex: He was the only actor that they…..Jason was the only actor that they shot an actual screen test, for this role of Josef for. And they saw so many actors for this role. Like not bringing in big actors. But I just knew you were going to get this role.

Jason: Thanks, man.

Reporter: How is your character different than you are in real life?

Jason: Oh boy, quite a lot different. You know he’s four hundred, you know what I mean. So I’ve been alive 25 years, you know what I mean. So it’s to take….

Alex: It’s a stretch.

Jason: Yeah, I mean you just have to think with that, when you have been around that long. Like I’ve known this guy two weeks or whatever.

But you got to play like it’s ten times as old as your best friend from when you were just born, you know what I mean. It’s like how much experience is that that you share? You know, he’s extremely wealthy, which is….

Alex: Obscenely …

Jason: Obscenely wealthy. Like we pulled up one day and I in, I told you I was in a Ferrari…..

Alex: At four thirty and ……

Jason: And Mick’s in this little Junker.

Alex: Badass. Where……..CBS. Can I say badass on CBS, like that?

Can u say badass

Can u say badass

Jason: Done, did it.

Reporter: The Network?

Alex: I learned that in America. I love…. That’s one of my favourite sayings.

Jason: Learned it.

Alex: Learned it. Badass”.

Jason: Learned it.

Alex: Let’s say it together. One, two, three….

Alex & Jason: Badass.

Jason: I like that.

[Producer again off-camera,  “Can you guys go, “CBS Mobile, you’re badass”? ]

Alex: C…. We should do it on three.

Jason: Yeah

Alex: No, you got to go, one, two, three

Producer: One, two, three.

Alex & Jason: CBS Mobile, you’re badass

Jason: Let’s do it one more time.

Producer: One, two, three.

Alex & Jason: CBS Mobile, you’re badass

Alex: I felt like I was off a bit.

Jason: Okay cool, let’s do it again.

Alex: With intensity at the end.

Jason: Well this is improve a little bit CB…..

Alex: CB…..

Jason: Mobile, ba….

Alex: BADASS.

Jason: Done.

Alex: That’s a bit torrentsy…

One more time, ready. Here we go. Straight into the bow, ready… you….

CBS Mobile - badass

CBS Mobile – badass

Producer: One, two, three.

Alex & Jason: CBS Mobile, you’re badass.

Alex: That was kind of….

Reporter: Excellent.

[Producer talking again…..’ we know you guys surf the web…’]

Alex: This is weird. Why don’t you just do it? I don’t understand?

Reporter: She’s the producer.

Jason: Let me ask him a question.

[Taking the mic from the reporter]
Let me ask you a question.
So do you ever like surf the web or hear anything you know about your character or the show or what people read or writing about you?

Alex: You know, I ah …….. You’re very good at this.

Jason: Thanks.

Alex: I don’t know. To be honest, in the last three months that we’ve been shooting this, I haven’t watched any TV. Occasionally I turn it on like a Sunday and I go to sleep in front of it. So I don’t……..
But I know this billboard is there because I drive past them, but I haven’t really been surfing. No, I haven’t. I surf the porn, sometimes at work.

Jason: I know. Dude, I’m only asking the questions that I don’t know.
So, now what was your first reaction when you saw the first billboard? That’s what I want to know.

Big Head

Big Head

Alex: I was terrified. Deeply into my…. Deeply into my soul, because it’s got my head on a third of it and the rest just says ‘Moonlight’.

So it doesn’t …… I don’t think it looks like me. Like I know it looks like….. I know it’s me, but it’s kind of so airbrushed and my eyes are kind of half vamping out and stuff and I…. I feel like I’m doing a bit of a ‘Magnum, like little bit of a Blue Steel. And it’s just weird man. It’s just
In all seriousness, there’s a lot of dissociation going on. It’s kind of….. I don’t know, it’s weird.

Magnum

Magnum

Jason: Yeah I got you.

Alex: It’s cool though that they are pressing the show as much as they are.

Jason: Totally dude. There’s a ton of promotion.

Alex: Are you okay with him taking your mic?

Reporter: That’s fine. Keep it. Take over.

Jason: Okay cool. So I have another question for you. So how disappointed were you, when you saw that I wasn’t on the billboard?

Alex: I was pretty…………I was pretty………. It was pretty upsetting for me. It was 11 am on a Saturday morning and we just done 21 hours, I think on set.

And it’s tough for me, because I’ve got to tear myself away from you anyway and when I go home and know I’m not…..there’s no more Jason, till I get back to work.

And so to myself, once I pushed through the narcissism and deep vanity of the elation that I felt by seeing my face up there. All I could think of was you.

Jason on billboard

Jason on billboard

Jason: Well I just imagine that I was kind of on the left side, like we are looking away. You know, I’m just like off-camera a little bit…

Alex: Probably …… What we should do. We should have one like one the other side, like at Chateau Marmont, of you  looking back at me like that. Or like go like this. Looking back going like, “What? Like, what?”

Jason: What would I wear dude?

Alex: Nothing…. Well whatever. [Laughing]

What would I be wearing? -Nothing

What would I be wearing? nothing

Jason: Cut.

You can watch the two video clips here:

Part 1

& Part 2

 My  (FOYeur) Thoughts:

  • I keep thinking, that somewhere, there is an “artistic” picture of naked Alex in front of the Mick Billboard on Sunset Blvd.
  • I think Alex’s co-stars really enjoy working with him. He works hard, but he also plays hard.
  • Alex is such a warm and physical person, not scared of allowing friends (and I think anybody) inside his personal space.
  • It is funny and distracting to hear the Producer prompting the Reporter on what questions to ask. But I guess it normally happens in a way that we can’t hear, through an earpiece in the Reporter’s ear.
  • Did any of the LA fans maybe take a picture of the actual Mick billboard?

 

Update:

Nobody answered us about this picture at the time, but in the end a picture was found in March 2015 and here is the link to it:

Yey! A new, lovely old photo of Alex found!

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Alex on the red carpet – Sunset On The Beach 4, 26 September 2013

Alex & reporter for StarsChasers 101

Reporter: Happy belated birthday.

Alex: Thank you. Thank you.

Reporter: I just learned that pretty much your whole team is born in August.

Alex & Teilor

Alex: A lot of us are. How about…… Did you know that Scott and I were born, like the same time?

Reporter: No

Alex: This is crazy. Check it out. Yeah, Scott was born on the 24th… on the 23rd at night in North America and I was born on the 24th, in the morning in Australia. So…..

Reporter: That’s exactly the same time?

Alex: Virtually.

Reporter: Pretty much.

Alex: Isn’t that weird?

Reporter: You guys the same age?

Alex: …. Well yeah. [Laughs] Like exactly.
That’s why it’s cool. It’s the same year.

Reporter: You guys are brothers.

Alex: Maybe. Maybe.

Reporter: Who knows?

Alex: Evidently I got the smarts. I kind of got the looks. There are differences. A lot of differences, but we’re…..

Alex SOTB 4

Reporter: And your son Lion.

Alex: Yeah.

Reporter: Turning one in October.

Alex: Yeah, 25th

Alex 2013

Reporter: Where did you get the name from? Lion?

Alex: Well we thought. Actually Malia was convinced that is was a girl. And I did not question that cause mothers know best. So we were thinking up names for a girl and the middle name was going to be Lyon. She’s a house in France. And I always loved the town of Lyon. And I loved that as a name.

And we had our first ultrasound and we discovered that our little girl had a penis. And so we couldn’t call her what we were going to call her. But I was like, “We still can call her Lyon”. And we were like, “What about Lion?” And we were like, “No we can’t”. It’s the greatest ever.

lyon-quai-saone

[Just some information: Lyon is a city in east-central France, in the Rhône-Alpes region, situated between Paris and Marseille]

Reporter: The best name.

Alex: Yeah. Thank you.

Reporter: Almost like Tiger Woods.

Alex: Thank you. He’s a… he’s pretty…

Reporter: Is he a lion?

Alex: OMG. I couldn’t bring him tonight, because…. Well for two reasons. First of all he had his Frank Zappa…… Gail Zappa sent us a little baby package and one of the things was a onesie with “I love nipples”. Zappa, like Frank’s, ‘I love nipples’ shirt. And he had that on. But he’s kind of a bit….. He would have got drunk. He would have taken over the carpet. And it’s my night. It’s my night.

Reporter: Season 4. How excited are you? Is Hawaii home for you now?

Alex: It is. It has been for a while. I love it. I love it.

SOTB 4 - Alex

Reporter: Are you excited that it’s Season 4 now?

Alex: Yeah, I am. Listen, with a TV show. I mean success in Television is people coming and turning on their television and watching. That’s what success is. It doesn’t matter what happens on set. Doesn’t matter what the papers and tabloids say. It’s people tuning in and watching. And what we do every year. The turnout we get.

Like, I don’t know what we’re doing right? But we love our jobs. We get to employ like hundreds of people locally. And feed families and help pay mortgages and all the rest of it. And people watch us as well. Every single day that goes by, especially these days, I’m indebted to the universe, man.

Alex SOTB

Reporter: Does Steve find out who killed his father?

Alex: Um, um….. Does Steve find out who killed his father? He still doesn’t really know, does he? He’s pretty confused and upset. I’ll tell you next time.

Reporter: Okay, thanks, bye.

Alex: Good to see you.

SOTB 4

Link to StarsChasers 101 interview.

My Thoughts

  • If I had to choose my favourite years from the 5 years of SOTB, I must say, I liked Alex from SOTB 4 the most. The suit and tie were classy and gorgeous. He looked really happy and relaxed the whole time. Maybe the people who’s been to more than one SOTB in person, might also have their year that they “liked” him the most?
  • Cast of Season 4 with birthdays in August: Alex – 24th, Scott – 23rd, Daniel – 4th and Michelle – 19th.
  • I know it is just some mindless trivia, but I’m still wondering about the birthday/birth time thing. It’s been mentioned in a number of interviews, but every time they give different information about the times. It would be interesting to know the exact time of Scott and Alex’s births. This is the story we did about it in 2013 on their birthday: Alex O’Loughlin – Because the world is round……
  • How does being born at the same time make you brothers? I would say it makes you twins. 😆
  • It is clear that the reporter does not really know much about the Hawaii Five-0 plot. (Or does she? 😀 )
  • Reporters sometimes ask and say such stupid stuff with these interviews. And Alex looked a little bemused at stages during this interview with some of the questions asked and statements made by the reporter. But I’m sure if it was me, I would be totally tongue-tied and not even be able to say anything, much less say or ask him anything that makes sense at all. 😀

Alex on stage 2013

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Alex O’Loughlin with Access Hollywood – Hipsupbaby & Dish of Salt – 2007

While making the sixth episode of ‘Moonlight’ and shortly before the series started to air in September 2007, a reporter from ‘Access Hollywood’ paid a visit to the set………

Access reporter: Do vampires walk among us? You’ll find out when CBS’s new show ‘Moonlight,‘ premieres on September 28th. I got an interview with the very cute Australian actor, Alex O’Loughlin.

Access: I’m very sad, because in the opening of this,  everything I knew about vampires, apparently is not true?

Alex: Some of it……well some of it’s not true. No, a lot of it probably is true, but we’ve just we sort of …. There’s few little shifts in our mythology.

Access: So you have decided … the show has decided that they’re gonna debunk some of the vampire myths?

Alex: It’s funny because the creators of this show, are …… I read the pilot and I’m the fan of the genre. I have been since I was a little kid, and so when I read, that they were changing a few things, I was “How dare they? Really. I’d be the judge of that”. And I read the changes that they’ve made and they’re actually okay. Like, our vampires are … it’s actually the approach to these vampires is …. people ask what is the difference between other vampires that you’ve seen on TV and the vampires of Moonlight? And the answer to that is; our vampires walk among us. Our vampires are like, if vampires exist today in 2007, and they walk among us, and work among us and they live and love among us. Then how would it be for them exactly? And so garlic is fine, they can eat garlic, but they don’t eat so it doesn’t matter. Holy water doesn’t do anything. Crucifixes, if you are a religious vampire then sure, but I mean ….. Fire …… fire and decapitation kill our vampires. And they don’t sleep in coffins, they sleep in freezers.

Access: Is it cold in that freezer?

Alex: It’s cold in the freezer. Yeah, yeah, yeah. But they sleep in the freezer, because …… What they worked out is that our vampires, what happens is once they are turned into a vampire, their bodies, their physical bodies decay over time. Over the hundreds of years, thousands of years for the eternity they are alive. Over the years their bodies decay, so the cold sort of slows down that process of decay.

Access: So, I was watching a little bit, it must be hard having a beautiful woman, trying to seduce you?

Alex: Where?

Access: Earlier in your scene that you were rehearsing.

Mick & Beth

Alex: Oh yeah, she’s really turning it on there. Umm, it’s ah …. It must be hard? It’s a funny old thing [laughs]. Weirdest job in the world. We’re great friends, so it’s, ….. Sophia and I, so it’s sort of like a dance really. We’ve got to make …. It’s going to get a little bit steamy.

Access: Yeah, you’ve got to make it sexy.

Alex: Got to make it steamy

Access: That’s right.

Alex: Yeah.

Access: And you’re on after ‘Ghost Whisperer’.

Alex: I know.

Access: That’s a good spot to be in, on a Friday nights.

Alex: And before ‘Numbers‘. Yeah, it’s a great spot.

Access: You’re on after  ‘Ghost Whisper‘ [laughs]. That’s a good place to be.

Alex: Yeah, we’re on after ‘Ghost Whisperer‘, and it’s a great place to be. Yeah, I really like the show and….. [laughs]. I missed something there didn’t I?

Access: You did. ‘Numbers’, ‘Numbers‘ just isn’t sexy.

Alex: It’s not sexy? See, I don’t know. I’m just like ….. I don’t know these things. Why is ‘Ghost Whisperer‘ sexy?

Access: Have you seen Jennifer Love-Hewitt?

Alex: I have, okay, that’s why it’s sexy, okay. But ‘Numbers‘ isn’t because the boys, and the girls…….?

Access: It’s not a sexy show.

Alex: Alright.

Access: There’s no vampires.

Alex: ‘Moonlight‘ is sexy.

Access: That’s right.

Alex: Wow.

Access: Is it sexy?

Alex: Oh, you’d better hang on with both hands. It’s sexy.

Access: Well tell me what makes it sexy?

Alex: Well the characters are. [Laughs]

Access: Well, besides yourself.

Alex: It’s a ….. I think the film noir style. I think noir, film noir is sort of sexy anyway. The way the place is lit. The way the scenes are lit, is sexy, before you put the actors in. We’ve got a great cast. All the girls on the show are just beautiful. The guys are young, good looking, intelligent guys. And of course we’re vampires everywhere, if you like that kind of thing. But there’s a lot of action, it’s action packed. The stunts are fantastic. We do a lot of our own stunts. I do a lot of my own stunts.
There’s more nudity than I’ve seen on network TV for a while. There’s all sorts of things. It’s good. It’s quite hard-hitting and cutting edge for CBS, I’ve got to say.

Access: Nudity, does this involve you?

Alex: Yes. Yeah.

Access: So what will we see?

Alex: Hips up baby. [Laughs] I think.
Despite…… even if I am not wearing anything, they kind of shoot up.

[Alex, showing how the cameras always go up above the hips]

Up.

Access: Maybe a little bit backsi …. butt?

Alex: A little backside ….. a little booty? Maybe you get a little bit of booty, if you like.

Access: Mmmm ….. That would be nice.

Alex: Oh yeah?

Access: Did I say that?

Alex: [Laughs] How do you know?

Access: Wait a minute, speaking of booty. I haven’t seen it, but I’ve heard about this very wild scene in ‘The Shield’, involving you. Am I right?

shield-chair-2

Alex: Yeah.

Access: That’s right?

Alex: Yeah, there was a sex scene in ‘The Shield‘, where I was nude. I was fully naked, yeah. On a chair.

Access: Ooh, it sounds like a fun scene.

shield-chair-1

Alex: It’s funny, because I mean it’s fun to watch, when you’re not in a scene like that. But there’s nothing fun about doing a scene like that. I’ve had to do a couple of them in my career and it’s like …….. it’s like just weird, sort of icky.

You’re doing this thing. I mean you’re simulating sexual penetr ……. you know, sexual intercourse with someone you don’t know. And naked and rubbing bodies and trying not to rub. You don’t know each other …. it’s like 50 people standing around and a camera pointing up your ass. And it’s like, there’s nothing really very fun and nice about it. 

So you sort of just wanna make it as realistic as possible and bring truth to it, like you do with all the other scenes. But yeah, I did have to do a pretty raunchy scene for ‘The Shield’

shield-chair-3

Below audio clip of the “Chair Passion”, a little grunting by Alex 😉

 Links to the interviews:

Hipsupbaby

& Dish of Salt

 

My Thoughts:

  • It is interesting to hear that people think all vampire mythology should be the same. There are so many different films, shows and stories about it, and all of them make up their own mythology. It is the nice thing when they work with something that is not real, creators can use their own imagination. There is no right or wrong here.
  • For me, Moonlight was sexy, but there were definitely not as much nudity in it, as Alex makes it sound here.
  • The chair scene from ‘The Shield‘ is okay 😀 , but I really think they could have done a bit more with it – after all the trouble they went through  to shoot it. 😛

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Happy Thanksgiving USA!

Wishing all our USA friends Happy Thanksgiving 😀 I would love to spend it with you. I hear you get all kinds of yummy treats to stuff your tummy with. My kind of festivity!

 

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Oops….think I forgot something…

Oh yes, now I remembered. Thanks for being here with us still, enjoying all things Alex! We are thankful for your support ♥

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The Performance: Alex O’Loughlin in ‘The Back-Up Plan” – April 2010

Los Angeles Times
By Amy Kaufman,
27 April 2010
Alex O'Loughlin, Los Angeles Times, April 27, 2010
The Australian actor stars opposite Jennifer Lopez in the romantic comedy.
For someone so new to Hollywood, Alex O’Loughlin is very Hollywood. “Do you mind?” he said, motioning toward his pack of cigarettes while sitting poolside at the Roosevelt Hotel earlier this week. “Or are you going to write in the interview, ‘and then he lit a Camel?'”

It’s not that the 33-year-old is consumed with his own image — like some industry A-listers — but that he already understands its importance. Even the outfit he was wearing, which he would show off later that evening on ” Jimmy Kimmel Live,” had been selected by a stylist: distressed jeans, a pair of quirky bright green boots and trendy skinny tie. It was a look far different than the one he has in his new film, “The Back-Up Plan,” out Friday, in which he plays a cheese farmer — yes, really. His character, Stan, bumps into Zoe ( Jennifer Lopez) when the two serendipitously end up sharing the same taxi. Stan is immediately taken with Zoe, but the timing isn’t ideal — she’s just come from a doctor’s appointment where she was artificially inseminated. When Zoe subsequently ends up getting pregnant with twins, Stan has to evaluate whether he’s ready to settle down.

It’s a predicament O’Loughlin finds difficult to imagine accepting. “The baby stuff, especially,” he said, oblivious to the glances he was receiving from admiring female onlookers. “It would be an enormous commitment. But I don’t know … these two people’s lives collide. They both find something they were looking for that they want really badly in someone else. That comes across in the film — how unique that is.”

Also rare is the arc of a career like O’Loughlin’s, which has brought him from his native Australia, where he worked in television and film, to the States, where he’s now finding his face plastered all over billboards opposite one of the country’s biggest stars. And though the film opened to a lower-than-expected $12.3 million over the weekend, O’Loughlin said he tries not to focus on box office. “You always feel it, it’s right there, but I’m trying not to plug into it,” he said. “I do think about it when I drive past some massive photo of myself and it’s like, ‘Oh, that’s me.’ But you just can’t dwell on what’s going to happen.”

Alex - April 2010

He can recall feeling an early affinity for the stage as a precocious child. “I did my first play when I was about 9, and to this day, I remember the feeling of first walking out on stage and feeling the lights and the presence of the audience,” he said. “I remember being in this comedy play, and I had some spectacles on and two fish sticks coming out of my nose, and everyone was rolling around with laughter.”

At the time, he declared he wanted to be an actor — but it was an ambition he neglected until he was 20 and watching a rugby match with his buddies. “I’d had too much coffee and I was sort of showing off, narrating the game and being an idiot,” he said. “And at halftime, my mate came up to me and said, ‘Dude, you’re an actor and you’re not doing anything about it.'” The comment kept him awake for a few nights but eventually inspired him to quit his gig waiting tables. After auditioning with “a shrunken bladder and sweaty palms” for two days, at 23 he landed a spot at Sydney’s prestigious National Institute of Dramatic Art, where both Mel Gibson and Cate Blanchett have studied.

He found the serious curriculum, which included classics by Shakespeare and Chekhov, heavy at the time but has since come to appreciate the value of the education. In one of his first big post-graduation roles on the short-lived CBS drama “Moonlight,” he used an acting technique and imagined himself as a finch as his character transformed into a vampire. His part on that show, as well as his stints on “The Shield” and “Three Rivers,” were enough to get him noticed by “The Back-Up Plan’s” casting team. He was called to a reading with Lopez to see what kind of chemistry they had together, and when the two meshed, he got the part.

Alex 2010

It was the first time he had met the singer-actress, though he was already familiar with her work — and the stories of her rumored diva-like attitude. “Of course, I heard those stories,” he said, casually taking a drag of his cigarette. “But I was really curious to meet someone with that sort of level of celebrity [and learn] about the social nature of her existence. Because I can’t imagine not being able to sit here and talk — or living in the shadow of that fame.” On set, he said he found Lopez to be “grand,” often interacting with the crew members and her own family — her twins and husband Marc Anthony — who would come to visit.

Next up, O’Loughlin has shot a pilot for a new CBS remake of the series “Hawaii Five-O,” in which he plays Det. Steve McGarrett, the role originated by Jack Lord. He doesn’t have any new film projects lined up yet but said he hopes his next film will vary from the romantic comedy genre.

LA Times - 27 April 2010

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LA Times - 27 April 2010

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