n Alex O’Loughlin Rocks on 9 March 2009 o
Ever since I watched Alex O’Loughlin mesmerize in FEED as Michael Carter, there has been a question bugging me that isn’t addressed in the movie. At the start of the feature when Michael arrives at the house with six cheeseburgers for Deirdre, he has a ritual where he undresses, removes his wedding band and slips a silver chain with a pendant from a statuette and clasps it around his neck. He wears the pendant whenever he’s with Deirdre throughout the movie, so it obviously has a special meaning… but I needed to know what its significance is, exactly, and what is the pendant of?Well, this morning I grabbed the bull by the horns and emailed the best possible source in the world that’s able to answer a query like mine: one of the co-creators of FEED. Imagine my absolute and total surprise when, seated at my desk at the office late this afternoon after just having deleted another email in my Yahoo! account, the following subject line pops up, out of the blue, black and bold: Alex O’Loughlinhas sent you a new message!
Believe me, the office is not the best place to be when that happens to you. No matter that you’ve received a message from “Mr. O’Loughlin” before. Forget poise, forget dignity, forget self-control. Where’s the diazepam when you need it?
Back to my message to Alex… Here’s what I asked (the relevant bit):
Just a quick question: I’ve been breaking my head over the pendant that Michael Carter wears in FEED. What is it of and what’s the significance of it?
And this is Alex’s response:
The pendant Michael wears is Mother Mary. He worships women in his own special way and feels he needs support and protection from the outside world. What better female figure to believe in right?
He also believes that she will help free him from his sins.
Hope you can rest easy now! haha
How sweet of him to care for my peace of mind 😉
Below is a cap of the actual MySpace exchange. Times are local (at 2:33 AM his time is when I sent the message and I received his response at 5:41 PM my time), so it took him only a little over 7 hours to reply.
By the way, his answer also explains the significance of the statuette: it too is of Mother Mary.
If you haven’t seen FEED yet, then I hope this post has made you curious enough to do seek it out — it’s available on DVD!
Picture of the actual MySpace exchange between Mizz and Alex: