Hawaii News Now visited the set of Hawaii Five-0 on 27 March 2013, while they were shooting Episode 3:21. Specifically the scene where they captured WoFat for the 2nd time, after they shot down his helicopter.
Alex: I love my job. Look at where I live, you know.
Tannya: For Alex O’Loughlin, it’s a balancing act, juggling the demands of the job with the demands of being a new dad.
Alex: As soon as I go home, I forget about the business.
Tannya: Don’t believe it?
Alex: What’s that?
Tannya: You don’t believe your own hype?
Alex: I don’t even know what my own hype is.
Tannya: You have such an incredible fan base, you’re a sex symbol. Does your family ground you? I mean that goes out the door.
Alex: Hell yeah! I walk in the door and I get handed a baby, and I’m like, “Oh”, which is what I want, but essentially like within the next 17 minutes, I’m pretty much guaranteed to be covered in either urine, feces, or both. If that doesn’t ground you, what will?
Tannya: For all the show’s success, O’Loughlin still can’t stand to watch his work.
Alex: Oh, is it sometimes cheesy? Yes. Do I get frustrated? Yes. Do I make it good? I don’t know. I try.
Tannya: With the green light for season four, we asked how long the show can go.
Alex: I signed on for 7, you know. I’ve done 3 so that’s at least another 4. And I mean, you know, I can’t see us going anywhere, can you?
Tannya: No, I hope not.
- Interesting to see the ‘unassuming dignity’ with which Alex wore that hideous wig.
- Interesting that in later interviews, Alex talks about a 6 year contract.
- Interesting statement that he makes about how he feels about the show: “Oh, is it sometimes cheesy? Yes. Do I get frustrated? Yes. Do I make it good? I don’t know. I try.”
- Interesting that this is one of the few videos that I could still find available on HNN site. Many of the other Alex videos no longer exist there. 😦