Grace Lee interviews #H50 ‘s #AlexOLoughlin (November 2010)

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) – Have you been watching the new Hawaii Five-0 lately? If so, you’ve probably seen Alex O’Loughlin’s abs. But working out isn’t the only thing he does when he’s away from the cameras. I got the chance to talk with him about his new role, and his new life here in Hawaii.

Kicking in doors to find an assassin. It’s just a regular day on the job for lieutenant commander Steve McGarrett. Shoot out with a trained killer? No problem for this star of Hawaii Five-0. Alex O’Loughlin’s character is an intense ex-Navy seal who is perfect.

Well, almost. But that just makes McGarrett all the more endearing, not too different from the actor Alex O’Loughlin.

23 November 2010

Grace Lee

Hawaii News Now

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We caught up with him on a rainy day near Honolulu Harbor.

“It’s similar to Australia in a lot of ways. It’s very laid back here and there is a beach culture which I’m used to being from Sydney,” O’Loughlin said.

“It’s raining on my face right. No, it’s quite refreshing. I quite like it.”

Quite the nature lover, Alex says he tries to eat healthy and often eats poke. Or hangs out on Monsarrat.

“I’m still discovering cool little places like bars and restaurants. There’s a great place I go to a lot called the diamond head health bar which is good food and acai bowls,” O’Loughlin said.

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Alex has picked up surfing since he moved to Honolulu and is man enough to admit the recent big wave action is intimidating.

“The North Shore has been ridiculous and getting up into the 20’s. I will never surf that. I have no desire to be a part of that because I’ll die. And that will be it,” O’Loughlin said.

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“And if the waves don’t get you the sharks will,” Grace said.

“Yeah that’s exactly right. I’m sitting back and watching and think it’s amazing. I learned to surf when I came here.

So four months ago. So I’m surfing stuff that’s as high as me and when a wave comes with a six foot face, I’m like oh my god okay okay. And everyone is like kook. I love it. I love it,” O’Loughlin said.

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“So you lose that tough guy image in the water?” Grace asked.

“Totally totally, there is nothing tough about me,” O’Loughlin said.

But he does play it tough when it comes to the bad guys, and he loves to provoke his partner Danno.

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After shooting an exhausting MMA style fight, he took time out to joke with me.

“So tell me when you’re ready,” O’Loughlin said.

I’m ready,” Grace said.

“So what was your experience watching an actor/stuntman go through pain?O’Loughlin asked.

“You know what? It was exhausting. I couldn’t believe how tired I am after watching you guys do this all day,” Grace said.

“Me too,” O’Loughlin said.

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O’Loughlin also had some fun with Ellen making comparisons to the old McGarrett. Whether it’s a shirtless McGarrett driving ratings or the action scenes full of explosions, we’ll high-five to all of the above

Link to a recording if the interview

My Thoughts

  • If anybody still have this video of this original interview with Grace Lee somewhere, please let us know.
  • As always, Thank You Paula for brightening up my day with all this Alex-Beauty.

Remember all we really ever post here, is just an excuse to share some pretty stuff of Alex and enjoy him with our fellow fangirls.  😛



Filed under Alex O´Loughlin, Interviews, Steve McGarrett

5 responses to “Grace Lee interviews #H50 ‘s #AlexOLoughlin (November 2010)

  1. Colleen

    I couldn’t even read the interview yet I got so distracted by the pictures. Paula you have out done yourself. So sexy.


  2. Thank you both so much . FOYeur for the great find . Paula for the stunning pictures GREAT teamwork as usual,


  3. alexnymph

    Hey guys! So who’s going to the self defense class on May 3? If you can speak, I finally thought of some questions for Alex:
    – Does he still surf?
    – Does he surf with Malia?
    – Does he still have asthma? (and if so, why does he smoke?!)
    – How long does it take him to shake off a scene, like the intense scenes in the 100th episode?

    Have a great time! If he wears those red boardies, be sure to “accidentally” get them wet 🙂


    • Our friends Manu and Miek have just landed in Hawaii to attend this seminar. Brave women, to risk their lives with this Killer-Looks-O´Loughlin 😉
      I will forward the questions to them.


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