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Alex O’Loughlin & his favourite T’s

We rarely post candid pictures of Alex with fans, because most of them lack a story behind them. For us it is always more interesting to hear the story of how the person met Alex and what happened with their encounter. Whenever somebody shares that with us, it is our pleasure to do a post about it and bring you the story behind the pictures.

Two weeks ago we were debating the possible date of a certain picture of Alex and started talking about his favourite T-shirts. We also got a suggestion from @AlexOsplace, and we thought it might be interesting to compile a post of Alex wearing his favourite printed T-shirts, over the last few years. Of course these pictures were mostly taken with fans and their random meeting with Alex.

We have given the T-shirts just some fun names from what we could see on them.

(We apologize for the quality of some of the pictures (many times the problem of quick random fan pictures). And please hover over it with your mouse or scroll through the gallery, for a better description of when and where it is from ( if we do have the info))

Power Plant – Motorcycles

This T-shirt has been seen since October last year and I guess we’ll see lots more of it.

 Getting Lei’d by a Hawaiian Lady

We struggled for a long time to see what was actually on this t-shirt. Is there any specific Hawaiian story behind it? We have seen Alex wearing it since 2013 and it seems to be a favourite. It also looks like a good quality print, because the image on it still looks great (unless he’s got more than one of them 🙂 )

The Big Lebowski

This t-shirt we only saw in 2012. Would be interesting to know if Alex bought it himself, or was it a gift 🙂

 “Caesar’s” skull 😀

Alex seems to like t-shirts with a skull image. This one is one of at least 3 that I have seen him with. And that does not include the interesting one we see later in this post.  This one is blue and definitely one of the favourites since 2011 already, although we haven’t seen it anywhere this year.

 Grappling Unlimited

Good advertising for Egan’s gym. Alex mainly wore it in 2012 and 2013 it seems.

No 1 Success

This t-shirt really fascinated me – mainly because I struggled to see what it was about. And I am still not 100% sure :grin. Alex mainly wore it 2011 – 2012 we now realise that it was last seen in May 2013. And at that stage it looked like it started to fade a lot.

Working Class Hero

Love the wording on this t-shirt. Not sure why we haven’t seen more of it.

A man, in a skull, in the ocean 😀

Looks like this t-shirt has been around for a few years since 2010 but last seen in 2013. The image on it fascinates me. I always thought is was a picture of a guy swimming in the ocean, untill I realised on closer inspection, that it is also a picture of a skull.

  Yes, it’s blue… so we had to add it. 🙂

 A few different Muhammed Ali T-shirts

It looks like there is a special affinity for Muhammed Ali t-shirt for Alex.

A Fan story:

Alex with Lynne - April 2015

Alex with Lynne – 11 April 2015

Lynne on Instagram:

So lucky to run into Alex O’Loughlin, shame i lost the ability to speak!! #H50 #Alex O’Loughlin. Stumbled upon Malia’s swimwear launch in Hale’iwa sat 11th my son spotted him, he seems like a real genuine guy!

Lynne’s comment on our Facebook:

Doing a spot of shopping and my 9yr old son says, Mum that looks like Steve McGarrett, after a week of my Dad and Husband joking and saying hey isn’t that……?? I said yeah, yeah turned around and … It was, husband went over asked if he would mind if we got a photo, he was so lovely, I was too stunned to say anything coherant, he had his family with him and Dusty, still can’t believe we managed to meet him, even hubby was impressed!

We compiled this fans story from Lynne’s IG post & comments from her there and on our own Facebook. Please feel free to send us you story of meeting Alex – we would love to share it.

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And now it seems that Alex got a new favourite T

Only Good Vibes

The first time we saw Alex with this t-shirt was earlier in April at the start of this hiatus. It was posted by the shop where his wife Malia’s swimwear launch was held later that month. I think he bought it at the store (or maybe they gave it to him to promote their store). And now we saw him wear it at Chef Morimoto’s 60th birthday party on 24 May.

(And it is blue 😀 )

I have a feeling we will see a lot more of it. 😀

Do you think he is trying to give us a message here? 😉

GOOD VIBES

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#AlexOLoughlin : From The Back-up Plan dad, to #H50 ’s McGarrett – April 2010

Alex O’Loughlin plays Jennifer Lopez’s love interest in The Back-up Plan, a guy who ends up with more than he bargained for when he starts to date her.

Toronto Star
Lisa Barnard
22 April 2010
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Australian actor Alex O’Loughlin plays Jennifer Lopez’s love interest in The Back-up Plan, opening Friday. He’s Stan, a dairy farmer who ends up with more than he bargained for when he starts to date feisty Manhattan pet-shop owner Zoe (Lopez). She’s decided to start a family on her own through artificial insemination, and learns she’s pregnant with twins as soon as they get together, creating some tension in their fledgling relationship — not to mention laughs.
O’Loughlin started his career in Australian films (Oyster Farmer) has had ongoing roles in American TV series Moonlight and Three Rivers. The 33-year-old, who was up for the role that eventually went to Daniel Craig as James Bond, will be seen next as Det. Steve McGarrett in CBS Television’s reboot of the long-running action series, Hawaii Five-O.

Q: As a father, what were you able to bring to the role of Stan?

Alex: Something I did relate to was the shock for a young man hearing the woman he is involved with is pregnant and the moment when Stan really comes to terms with it, and especially when he’s there and reading to (the twins) and that young man becoming a young father.

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Q: You get some good advice on parenting from a playground dad (Anthony Anderson). How was it filming those scenes?

Alex: Anthony is a wonderful actor. He’s a funny dude who brings a great energy. Those scenes were important for my character in that they helped him come to terms with what’s happening, where he makes the decision to man up and carry on. We hit on some funny parts (about fatherhood).

Q: Often in a rom-com, the guy plays a second-banana role. Were you pleased Stan is more of an equal presence?

Alex: Well, initially I wanted Jennifer’s role, but upon further reading of the script, I decided I was safe on my own.

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Q: What was up with your shirtless scenes on the farm?

Alex: What is he, a cheese farmer? (laughs) Better get ripped! They offered me a trainer and I was, ‘What for? I’m a dairy farmer.’ But they got me this trainer who is one of the best in the business, Jeff Blair. He taught me so much about nutrition. I’ve always been into athletics and sports, so I got to do something else I really enjoy while making the film.

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Q: You’ve done a lot of drama and action and were even up for James Bond. Do you prefer that to comedy?

Alex: Drama is something that I know more intimately than comedy. I love comedy, though I find it more challenging. A rom-com is a more challenging thing for me. It’s a different way of working and it’s all about timing. I learned a lot and had a lot of fun.

Q: Jennifer Lopez has done several rom-coms. How was it working with her?

Alex: Jennifer is so good at it. She throws herself into it and isn’t afraid of failing. She’s the first one to throw herself in the mud.

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Q: You’re taking on a famous role as Steve McGarrett in Five-O. It made Jack Lord’s career. How is your version of McGarrett different?

Alex: McGarrett is a Navy SEAL and he comes back to the island because of something that happens and ends up running a task force. It’s a great concept and it looks like a film the way it’s shot.

Q: Do you say ‘Book ’em Danno’?

Alex: Of course.

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