Alex made his second appearance on the Late Late Show, in September 2009 – as a promotion for Three Rivers
Craig: Welcome back. Welcome back. Welcome back everybody, what’s up? My next guest is an actor. He’s in a new series called Three Rivers, which premieres Sunday, October the 4th at Nine O’clock right here on CBS. That’s a coincidence. Take a look at this.
[Clip from Three Rivers]
Craig: Do you know what I think is inappropriate, that there was someone playing the piano in that hospital room? Don’t you want to say, “Hey buddy, knock it off with the piano, this is a very serious thing happening here”.
[Laughs all around]
Craig: Please welcome the very lovely Alex O’Loughlin, everybody.
Craig: Welcome Alex.
Alex: Thank you.
Craig: Alex, it is very nice to have you back on the show because I was concerned the last time you were here, because it was the a …. [throws away a paper he was tearing up]
Alex: What’s that?
Craig: That was the questions.
Craig: I was concerned the last time you were here, because you were doing the vampire show. And then the vampire show got cancelled.
Craig: And I thought, well that’s it. It’s over for Alex, I thought.
Craig: But you’re back. Hooray.
Craig: So hooray. Well done.
Alex: It almost was over.
Craig: No it wasn’t.
Alex: No, it was. I went to Mexico, and a … I got very sick. I got very sick.
Alex: No. It was after the Tequila. I went into the forest and I got offered a piece of meat.
Craig: Is this a euphemism, or?
Alex: This is true. True story. I was in the forest and I was looking at the pyramids and having a great time. And I was hungry and there was a little stand. And this guy was selling meat.
Craig: Did he have bedazzled boots on?
Alex: I didn’t see his boots. But he had bedazzling eyes. He was a Mayan. You know the Mayan people are very magical. If you ever go down to Yucatan Peninsula, they’re wonderful people.
Alex: But I ate the meat. And I don’t remember anything beyond then. I think … botulism
Craig: You got botulism?
Alex: Very sick.
Craig: That’s very dangerous.
Alex: Yeah, very.
Craig: Are you alright?
Alex: I am now.
Craig: You probably … you probably want to see a doctor for something like that, won’t you?
Alex: Well I thought …. You know you think, Aussie. I’ve eaten kangaroo. I’ve eaten all sorts of stuff. I can do that.
Craig: Can you get Botulism from a Kangaroo?
Alex: I don’t think so.
Craig: Have you eaten a Kangaroo?
Alex: Yeah. Not in its entirety, but I’ve eaten.
Craig: Did you just run up to one and took a bite? They can be vicious.
Alex: Yeah, they get kicky.
Craig: I’ve seen …. I’ve hugged a Koala bear once.
Alex: I’ve not.
Craig: Have you not?
Alex: No, I’ve sort of …. I’ve touched one.
Craig: There’s a park in Hadley where you can hug the Koala bears.
Alex: No, I haven’t hugged one.
Craig: Yeah and it did a poop on my shoe.
Alex: You look great.
Craig: That’s …. I haven’t had botulism. You look great.
Alex: I look …
Craig: And you have had botulism.
Alex: I look thin. That was the botulism.
Alex: You know what, I thought HD. Craig’s in HD, that’s why he looks …. But no you look … you look …. different.
Craig: Thanks, Alex.
Alex: How do you like my boots?
Craig: No. The ah …. I actually do quite like them.
Alex: Thank you. They’re Aussie … RM Williams, from Australia.
Craig: RM Williams.
Alex: I’ll hook you up later.
Craig: I can’t wear boots like that.
Alex: You absolutely can wear boots like that.
Craig: I can’t. I’ll look like Austin Powers.
Alex: You can pull these off.
Craig: No, I couldn’t.
Alex: You’re very tall though.
Craig: I’m very very tall. Yeah, I’m hugely tall. But how tall are you?
Alex: 6–1 and …
Craig: Six and a half ft.
Alex: You know on a good day, I’m 6-1
Craig: Do you change?
Alex: I do. It depends on like … you know some days …
Craig: I stoop a little bit.
Alex: And some days when I try to … that’s a stoop too.
Craig: Yeah, a reverse stoop. I do that.
Alex: I do that too.
Craig: I try to be taller and I end up falling over.
Alex: And you think you’re more …. You know. You’re extenuating your muscles and the whole… but you’re just … sick.
Craig: No you just look like someone who’s forced at gunpoint into a room.
Craig: Yeah, that happens to me a lot.
Alex: I wanted to talk to you about so much stuff. But I can’t remember ….
Craig: Well come on then.
Alex: Well, I can’t remember.
Craig: Well that’s a dispiritive issue
Alex: Juliette Lewis won’t skydive. I would.
Craig: Would you skydive?
Alex: They won’t let me though.
Craig: Who won’t let you?
Alex: In my contract.
Craig: No mate … no skydiving mate, sorry no.
Alex: No planes, in Australia.
Craig: No planes in Australia, really?
Alex: No. [laughs]
Craig: I went there. I can’t remember how I got there. I think it must have been by kangaroo or something.
Alex: Yeah. You should try …. It’s good meat, kangaroo, if it’s cooked right.
Craig: I’ve had kangaroo meat.
Alex: Oh you have.
Craig: Yeah, it tastes like venison.
Alex: It does taste like venison.
Craig: I know, I’ve had it.
Alex: Okay, it really does.
Craig: Yeah, I know
Alex: Have you had crocodile?
Craig: Yes, I have.
Alex: It’s kind of like lobster, you think?
Craig: No, the crocodile I had, was a bit chickeny.
Craig: Ah, you’re nodding knowingly. Like, “Ah yeah, you had chicken flavoured crocodile“.
Alex: That would be from way up north.
Craig: No, I never had it in Australia. I had it in Russia.
Alex: Yeah, I didn’t have it in Australia either, I had it somewhere else, I can’t remember where.
Alex: You know where I just went? I just got … Just this afternoon I got back from Lake Arrowhead. And I took my boat …
Craig: That’s where the water is … the a ….
Alex: And you know the tap water up there is actually the …
Craig: Lake Arrow Head, water?
Alex: Yeah. That you get in the store here.
Craig: Living the dream there.
Alex: Yeah, they’re living the dream.
Craig: They can …
Alex: What’s in there?
Craig: This is a … this is a …. Lake Arrowhead water I guess. But not from the tap, from …
Alex: You’re going to get free Lake Arrowhead water forever now.
Alex: They’re going to, just going to deliver …
Craig: Why? You’re presuming that people from Lake Arrowhead watch this show.
Alex: Happy Labour Day.
Craig: Happy Labour Day to you.
Alex: It’s good to be working, isn’t it?
Craig: Oh, it’s the best.
Alex: I feel [laughs] I feel very grateful.
Craig: Are you an American citizen yet?
Alex: No, but what’s that got to do with it?
Craig: Well, it’s an American holiday buddy.
Alex: You know, I think …..
Craig: I’m an American. I …. I should get the day …
Alex: Barely. Barely.
Craig: I at least should get the day off. You’re not even American.
Alex: Has it been a year?
Alex: Don’t … don’t clap.
Craig: Be attractive as you like. These people are patriots.
Alex: You know what, I will do it.
Craig: Will you really?
Alex: I just keep forgetting to do the process. Cause I get a visa every time I work and that last for 3 years. And then 3 years later. But I want the green card and the passport.
Craig: You want to become a citizen. It’s more than just documents, you know. You get Labour day off sometimes.
Alex: How long … has it been a year for you yet?
Craig: Over a year, now.
Alex: And you’re still working Labour Day?
Craig: Yeah. Well, this is more …. This is more community service than work, really.
Alex: I heard it had something to do with the amount of tax you don’t pay or something. You personally.
Craig: Me personally?
Alex: I heard that .. that’s what they’re saying out there.
Craig: There are tax guys out there?
Alex: I don’t know.
Craig: Through there?
Alex: But that’s the thing you know. I mean, I pay a lot of tax, I thought, maybe I’d get today off.
Craig: Nah …. Nah. It’s got nothing to do with money.
Alex: My …..
Craig: Cheap mattresses. That’s what it’s about. Alex, we’re out of time. Listen, good luck with the big Three Rivers thing.
Alex: Thank you.
Craig: Lovely to see you again.
Alex: Lovely to see you.
Craig: Alex O’Loughlin everybody.
Look out for tomorrow’s add-on to this transcript …..