“Alex was a real find, such a natural, charismatic actor,”
– Whiteout Director, Dominic Sena
Joining Kate Beckinsale in her Antarctica adventure in Warner Bros.’ new, gripping thriller Whiteout are two promising actors—Gabriel Macht (The Spirit) and Alex O’Loughlin (The Invisible, TV’s Moonlight).
8 September 2009
Philippine Entertainment Portal
Producer Susan Downey explains,
“She’s not sure what to make of him. He appears unannounced on site and essentially forces his way into the case.
It seems to her that an awful lot of high level attention is being focused upon the death of one unremarkable geologist.”
Director Dominic Sena points out,
“Pryce has an interesting background, too, some of which is high-level military, but he keeps his history as close to the vest as Stetko does.
Gabriel lets the details emerge subtly in a way that seems very natural for that kind of a personality.”
Meanwhile, O’Loughlin plays pilot Russell Haden who spends his off-hours drinking and pulling harmless pranks like a frat boy—an understandable tension release after pushing himself and his plane to the limit.
The actor admits,
“He’s a pretty audacious personality. He has a lot of energy and confidence, and is a bit of a smartass.
He does okay with the ladies, although not with Carrie, and rather than be discouraged by that unfortunate fact, he just tries harder and more shamelessly every chance he gets.”
“Alex was a real find, such a natural, charismatic actor,” says Sena. “A good portion of his dialogue was ad-libbed.”
To which O’Loughlin responds,
“The role called for a cheeky Aussie pilot. I thought, ‘I don’t know how to fly but I’m a cheeky Aussie,’ so I figured I could handle it.”
- Susan Downey, one of the producer of Whiteout, is the wife of Robert Downey Jr. I think it would be great fun to see Alex and Robert together in a movie one day. 🙂