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O’Loughlin changes priorities – September 2012

Another oldie, but a goodie ….

Mike Gordon

Honolulu Pulse

23 September 2012

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Alex O’Loughlin, star of “Hawaii Five-0,” has been hard at work since July on the third season of the popular CBS drama, which debuts tonight with a special “Sunset on the Beach” screening in Waikiki and Monday, Sept. 24, for the rest of the country on television.

O’Loughlin, who plays Navy SEAL-turned-lawman Steve McGarrett, required a hiatus from the show last spring so he could receive help getting off the prescription pain medication prescribed for a nagging shoulder injury, but is back in good health and good spirits, “having the best time of my life.”

The 36-year-old Australian delighted fans in August with news that he and his girlfriend, model/surfer Malia Jones, are expecting a baby. The tough recovery from his shoulder injury and his new responsibilities at home have given O’Loughlin a fresh perspective on his role in the “Five-0″ cast, and he wants to make sure he is around to enjoy both the show and his growing family.

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“Family is my first priority. I hate to tell the producers of this show that, but that’s my first priority. … The show is my second priority. The show is extremely important, and you see how much I put into the show, so you can only imagine how much I put into my family,” O’Loughlin said. “Every spare minute I get, I am at home. I’m with the kids, I am with Malia.”

When “Hawaii Five-0” first started shooting episodes in 2010, O’Loughlin said it was a stunt-filled, physical show that made a lot of demands on his body. Now in his third year with the action show, O’Loughlin continues to follow a fitness routine that includes jiujitsu, biking, running and weight training. But after his shoulder injury, he admits he is approaching the physical demands of his role a little differently this season in order to remain healthy.

Alex promo

“I came back into season three, and I realized that … I am having a baby and I have my 15-year-old at home as well who lives with me and I have a lot of responsibilities,” he said. “But more than that, I have a responsibility to myself, and that’s something that I think I neglected a little bit. Not in a careless way, but this is the first show that I have had that has succeeded.

I think I felt like it was really on my shoulders, and I had some sort of Superman complex — I’m going to be all right; you can’t hurt me. But you can. I’m just like everyone else. Bang me around enough, eventually something’s going to break.

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It’s actually really peaceful in my life now with this epiphany that I’ve had. And I still get into it and do some action stuff. I love all that stuff, but I don’t take the risks I was taking before. And it is not just so I don’t get hurt; it’s honestly because I don’t want to.”

My Thoughts

  • It is great to see that after 3 years, Alex still maintain the balance between the importance of his family and his work. Nothing sexier than to see a man who puts his family first, but who also show his dedication to his craft, the show and its fans. And on top of that who shows compassion and interest in the community where he finds himself.

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Gorgeous #AlexOLoughlin as Mick St John, with some Moonlight Trivia

Over the years we have posted a lot of trivia and information about Moonlight, but of course we can never get enough of Mick. This is an old post I found on the closed down site AOLR. Hope you enjoy some Mick trivia and pretty pictures with us…….

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•… the story is based on a novel called Angel of Vengeance by Trevor Munson about a vampire/private investigator called Mick Angel?

• … the show was originally called Twilight and that the original script was written for a feature film?
• … the show’s creator, Trevor Munson, based Coraline’s character on an ex-girlfriend of his?
• … there were two actors who stood out at the auditions for the lead role of Mick St. John? One was of course Alex O’Loughlin and the other was Henry Thomas, whom most of us know as Elliott, the boy from E.T.
• … Alex had to audition several times before he got the role of Mick St. John. At the first audition he met with the producers, including Trevor Munson and Ron Koslow. Because it was his first lead role in a series, that was followed by an audition in front of studio and network executives which he found “pretty nervewracking”. When they still weren’t convinced, he had to shoot a screen test on film. Alex: “So it wasn’t handed to me.” In his MySpace blog, he writes that he “was told time and again that i wasn’t the man for the job, having to prove myself to everyone with tests and screen tests…”

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• … the show was completely recast around Alex O’Loughlin in June 2007 after the original (and unaired) pilot was shot? Amber Valletta was the original Coraline Duvall, Shannon Lucio played Beth Turner and Rade Šerbedžija played Josef Konstantin (this character’s name was later changed to Josef Kostan, the character played by Jason Dohring).
• … the very last day of shooting was Saturday, April 26, 2008? Technically, it was early Sunday morning, April 27th when cast and crew went home.
• … each Moonlight episode was shot in only 8 to 9 days due to budget constraints?
• … the vampire math didn’t quite compute in the beginning of the show, but in the end it did work out? You can view the official Moonlight Timeline here:

Moonlight Timeline
• … Alex O’Loughlin continued to use his American accent on set between takes because that meant that he had one less issue to have to think about?
• … Alex O’Loughlin did as many stunts himself as he was permitted to? He estimates that he performed approximately 75% of his own stunts.
• … in episode 7 (The Ringer) Alex O’Loughlin’s lower back tattoo is visible when his shirt and jacket fly up during the scene where Mick St. John and Hank Mottola fight each other in the cemetery?
• … in episode 1 (No Such Thing as Vampires), the interviewer in Mick St. John’s fantasy interview is Beth Turner?
• … in episode 4 (Fever) Mick St. John can be seen wearing plastic sandals when he comes out of the motel bathroom?

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• … in episode 4 (Fever) the script calls for Mick to weakly pull his shirt off”? We know that he keeps the shirt on but rips it down the front, to make it easier on the actor and the make-up department, as Alex had to spend a lot of time in the water-filled bathtub and keeping his tattoos concealed would have been both a challenge and time consuming.
• … initially it took up to 40 minutes to get Alex O’Loughlin ready in “straight” Mick St. John make-up? As time progressed, the make-up department managed that in just 15 minutes. Vamp make-up originally required 60-75 minutes and that got shortened to 35-40 minutes.
• … Episodes 4 (Fever) and 9 (Fleur de Lis) were included on the “For Your Consideration” DVD for the 2008 Primetime Emmys in the category Outstanding Drama Series?
• … the morgue scenes were filmed at Linda Vista Hospital, an abandoned hospital in the Boyle Heights neighborhood of Los Angeles that is now a privately owned film set and that is said to be haunted?

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• … the Writers’ Strike, that started on 5 November, 2007 and ended on 12 February, 2008, cost the show 5 episodes?
• … the show logged over 10 million votes to win the People’s Choice Award 2008 for Favorite New TV Drama?
• … CBS announced the cancellation of the show on Tuesday, May 13, 2008?
• … Alex O’Loughlin posted a message on his blog on Wednesday, May 14, 2008 and left for a two-week vacation in Mexico on Thursday, May 15th?
• … Alex O’Loughlin got so caught up in the moment, that he improvised Mick St. John’s “my Beth” line in the re-turning scene with Jason Dohring?
• … Jason Dohring remained emotionally upset for several hours after shooting the re-turning scene with Alex because it affected him so much?

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• … Alex O’Loughlin’s favorite quote from Moonlight is “Remember darling, half the world is night”? It’s a line of Lola’s in episode 6 (B.C.) and he would often write it when signing photos for fans.
• … Moonlight’s costume designer, Salvador Perez, called Mick St. John’s stylish look “glam goth”? As an old soul trapped in a 30-year-old body, Mick is always dressed in collared shirts and Henleys. No crew-necks for him. “He’s a vampire — it’s always about the neck,” says Salvador.
• … the drinking blood used in the show was a concoction of pomegranate juice mixed with various berry juices and that it was very sweet? Alex had this to say about it in an interview with AOL: “It tastes like guava and pomegranate. If you drink too much, you get a really bad stomach ache and it makes you fart. A farty vampire. It’s an interesting set.”

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• … the fireplace in Mick St. John’s apartment consisted of small pieces of tempered glass with a flame bar beneath, so that the flames passing through the glass created that special effect?
• … the artwork on the ceilings of Josef Kostan’s office and condo was done by artist Alex Gross?
• … the pieces in Mick St. John’s apartment were purchased at various stores in LA, such as Cisco Home, Design Within Reach, Diva, Sonrisa?
• … Mick St. John’s diagonal bookcase was custom-built by the production’s art department and each square measures 16×16 inches?
• … Sophia Myles’s fine hair was so badly damaged by the extensions she had to use for her role as Beth Turner, that she had to have it cut short and used a partial wig in the last four episodes of Moonlight?
• … Mick St. John’s car is a mid Sixties’ Mercedes 250 SE convertible?

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• … Alex O’Loughlin selected Mick St. John’s cross and moonstone ring from hundreds of different rings and that he had to convince the producers that it was the right one for Mick? It was also his idea to wear the ring on Mick’s right index finger.

Hope you enjoyed some Mick fun with us ……..

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Life around #AlexOLoughlin – a week in review (21 – 27 November 2015)

I guess this year is winding down pretty fast and news will be very scares to find. Most of this week’s pictures actually came from the week before this, but we are not complaining. Thank you to everybody for who shared pictures. :hug:

Life on the Set:

chiranuj #hawaii50 #hi50 #alexoloughlin #scottcaan #truefan #nailart #nail

Alex at Events:

subrekah Alex O’Loughlin at last nights event #hawaiifashionweek @honolulumag #honolulufw #Honolulu #Hawaii #Oahu #Weekend #2015 #SteveMcGarrett

Alex - 20 Nov 2015 (Fashion show)

 

Blog post by My Hawaii.kr

Scroll down to the end of the page to find this picture. Once again it would be great if Chunu or any other Korean reader can help us with the translation below the picture on the original blog.

From MyHawaii.kr - 20 Nov 2015

Thank you   for the find!

News for the week:

“The collection is for fashion jet setters,” said Jones, a Hawaii native who was a champion surfer before becoming a top model. She’s married to “Hawaii Five-0” actor Alex O’Loughlin, who helped advance slides during her presentation.

Alex & MaliaAs part of her grand prize, Jones will receive a strategic session and consultation with Kyogoku; consultation with a business banking expert at Central Pacific Bank, lunch with Kurisu, Ngo and Tomonari and several other prizes provided by aio’s Hawaii Business, HONOLULU Magazine, Frolic Hawaii and Upspring Media.

  • Finally after 5 years, the CBS store offers official Hawaii Five-0 merchandise……..

Finally!!! Official merch @

Something Pretty from other fans:

From Sabrina

(Thank you Sabrina for all the pretty pictures you post so regularly. Your love for Alex shine through all of them)

Some fandom laughs of the week:laugh:

  • See Trivia :whistle:

The words of a fangirl:

As a suggestion to make the Hawaii Five-0 merchandise more fun …….

Something like…“Tackle and cuff me, McGarrett”?

Some Trivia for the week:

  • It was great, but kind of funny that Hawaii News Now posted a story of Hawaii Five-0 for the Thanksgiving episode this Friday, that feature Carol Burnett on the set, shooting Episode 612. Her episode will only be broadcast in the new year. 😀 . Of course we saw Carol as Aunt Deb the first time around for the Thanksgiving Episode 409 in 2013 (And that might be where the confusion came from, to feature it as this weeks’ episode). Here is the link to the video clip: HNN

Carol Burnett: I love it. The crew is sensational. They are absolutely terrific. And I love Alex very much. I feel like his Aunt Deb.

Alex & Friends or Family:

ensoninoue It’s 5-0!!! Picture? No video! LOL
goofy-alex-cr-enson-2(Click on Enson’s name to see the short video where this is from)

Link to Pictures from Honolulu Magazine Gallery:

(Scroll down to the 3rd Gallery to view these 2 pictures from the Honolulu Fashion show on 20 November 2015)

Malia, Alex and his long time actor friend Yure Covich (Picture taken by Karen)

Malia, Alex and his long time actor friend Yure Covich (Picture taken by Karen)

Alex & Malia at Fashion Show 20 Nov 2015 (Picture taken by Kelli Bullock)

Alex & Malia at Fashion Show 20 Nov 2015 (Picture taken by Kelli Bullock)

My Pet Peeves: :drama:

  • Fans videos and collages that also have fake pictures of Alex in them. The reason those pictures are still fooling new fans, is because so-called “Alex” fans don’t give a shit that they label picture that are not really Alex as real Alex pictures. And Alex fansite owners who endorse and repost those videos and collages bugs me even more. And it remain difficult to explain to fans who can not communicate properly in English. If as long time fans don’t guide new fans, who will?:cry3:

Most ‘interesting’ search for the week:

  • nostril flare

We get plenty of those flares from Alex ……

Also a pretty Alex nose flare from the latest episode – posted by

From Sabrina

Next Week:

  • They should have moved on to filming Episode 615 by now. Again we start a week without the prospect of some fresh McGarrett on Friday. Hope Episode 610 delivers big time on 11 December. We will need something great to last us during the weeks till the next episode after that, to be broadcast only in the new year …….

Steve

Turtle_OnMyWay

 

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#AlexOLoughlin on NBC’s ‘Today Show’ – April 2010 (Transcript)

Alex O’Loughlin promotes The Back-up Plan on NBC’s Today Show‍ with hosts Hoda Kotb and Kathie Lee Gifford16 April 2010.

Kathie Lee: Alex O’Loughlin has been appearing on stage and television since he was a teenager back in Australia. Now he’s a Hollywood leading man, he has a better accent than I do, co-starring with Jennifer Lopez in “The Back-Up Plan.”

Hoda: Yes. Alex plays Stan. He’s a cheese farmer from upstate New York, who’s trying to find his way when love finds him first.

Alex & Jennifer on th set

[CLIP: From “The Back Up Plan”.]

Hoda: Oh, you are so sexy.

Kathie Lee: Ooh.

Hoda: That’s good. That’s good.

Kathie Lee: And take as long as you want.

Hoda: Yeah, exactly. Hi, Alex.

Alex: Hi.

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Hoda: How are you?

Alex: Good.

Kathie Lee: We feel like you’re a member of our family after joining the man panel yesterday.

Hoda: Did you have fun yesterday?

Alex: I had so much fun, we man-panelled.

Link to our transcript of the ‘Man-Panel‘:

Guys tell all’ on the Today Show

Kathie Lee: You more than held your own with those maniacs.

Hoda: Yes, you certainly did.

Alex: It was great.

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Hoda: Now this is maybe the first time a US audience will be seeing you on the big screen and knowing your name and knowing who you are, right?

Alex: Right.

Hoda: Is this the first big one?

Alex: It’s the first big film, yeah.

Hoda: Yeah.

Alex: I guess it’s the first sort of big, “Look at me on the billboard”, film.

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Kathie Lee: You must’ve been up against many, many American actors. So are you ….. is the English-American accent easy for you?

Alex: The English-American?

Kathie Lee: Yeah, as opposed to the English from like the…

Hoda: The real…

Kathie Lee: … from England.

Alex: Yeah. Yeah. I speak English-American and Australian so I’m, you know.

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Kathie Lee: So it is easy for you?

Alex: It is easy. Well, I grew up with a …… my Canadian …… my stepfather is Canadian and so there was always a North American sound in my house.

Hoda: Mm-hmm.

Alex: And we ……. Australians all sort of grew up with American TV and so it’s not a foreign sound to us.

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Kathie Lee: Mm-hmm.

Hoda: Tell us the concept of this movie. So you’re the cheese farmer.

Kathie Lee: Cheese farmer.

Alex: Yeah, cheese farmer.

Kathie Lee: I wouldn’t have thought that.

Alex: Yeah. And of course, I had to get super fit, because cheese farmers are all ripped.

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Hoda: They are.

Kathie Lee: Yeah, they work so with their arms and things.

Hoda: Uh-huh.

Alex: That’s exactly right. Milking all the goats and all those…

Hoda: Yeah.

Alex: And the film is about two people who ….. whose lives collide, you know, and who meet…

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Kathie Lee: Where does she come from?

Alex: She comes from …… she’s a New Yorker, they both are.

Hoda: Mm-hmm.

Alex: And Stan...

[Clip from The Back-Up Plan]

Kathie Lee: This is such a gross scene.

Alex: Oh, this is a great scene.

Kathie Lee: What is she eating?

Hoda: She’s eating stew or something.

Kathie Lee: Oh.

Alex: She’s eating stew and…

Kathie Lee: So she’s a carnivore.

Alex: Yeah, she’s a carnivore.

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Hoda: She’s pregnant, right? And she’s ….. and she’s ……. so the story is is she got pregnant from a friend of hers and then she meets her.

Alex: What happens is she’s sort of hasn’t met the one…

Hoda: Yeah.

Alex: …and she wants to have a baby and so she gets artificially inseminated and then she meets…

Hoda: You.

Alex: … the one.

Kathie Lee: Wow.

Hoda: You.

Kathie Lee: Wow.

Hoda: The one. What’s it like working with her? What is she like?

Alex: Great. She’s fantastic. She’s…

Kathie Lee: A real pro.

Alex: She’s a real pro, she’s really centred, really grounded, and it was terrific. I mean, I was surprised at how normal she was.

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Hoda: Can I just say, I’m so distracted because outside there are so many signs, “Alex is my dream man, the future Mrs O.”

Kathie Lee: …wow.

Hoda: Look at…

Alex: Yeah.

Hoda: We rarely have homemade signs for you.

Alex: That’s like a month’s wage for me. I paid all those.

Kathie Lee: Now how do they know you?

Alex: I don’t know. I guess, you know, I’ve done a bunch of TV shows and stuff.

Kathie: OK.

Hoda: What …… yeah. Tell us about some of those shows.

Alex: I met most of them at the hotel when I came over here.

Kathie Lee: Had a little fun last night, huh? OK.

Alex: I did a show called “Moonlight” which was the thing that I sort of really got most of my fans from. It was a vampire show. And then a did a medical show called “Three Rivers,” which was ….. I played a heart surgeon and that was a wonderful experience for me. Yes.

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Kathie Lee: And now, do you live in America now or do you…

Alex: I do. I do. I’ve been here for five years.

Hoda: Oh.

Kathie Lee: In New York?

Alex: No, I live in LA.

Kathie Lee: LA.

Hoda: Now, we asked you yesterday, and you said you were single.

Alex: Mm-hmm.

Hoda: And how would you describe the girl that you’re looking for, the type of woman that you’re looking for?

Alex: Well, I’m kind of ….. I’m kind of busy at the moment, so I’m not really looking.

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Hoda: Yeah.

Alex: But it’s ….. I don’t know, I think, you know, funny, honest, pretty, smart ….. [laughs]

Kathie Lee: Yeah.

Alex: Yeah, I know.

Kathie Lee: Any age limit on that?

Alex: Age, like you know…

Hoda: Careful.

Alex: …18 to 60 is…

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Kathie Lee: All right, Hoda, you just made it. Little joke. Actually, I just made it.

Hoda: Barely, baby.

Kathie Lee: Barely. Alex, we wish you all the best.

Hoda: Alex, good luck with the film.

Kathie Lee: Would you please come back and see us?

Alex: Absolutely, I’d love to.

Kathie Lee: We adore you.

Alex: I’d love to.

Kathie Lee: You’re such a lovely gentleman.

Hoda: Such a sweetheart, thank you.

Alex: Let’s man panel again.

Hoda: Yes, we will.

Kathie Lee: Let’s do it, baby. And great success with the movie.

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Link to video

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#H50 episodes 8 from the past – #SteveMcGarrett treats

Just a quick look back at Steve´s development from the 8th episodes. Can´t really remember by heart, but 308 had the Madame toying with McG and 4.08 was the birth of beautiful McGrover ;). Let´s have a look if these gifs bring back more great McMemories.

We would like to wish our US friends a very Happy Thanksgiving! Hope your turkey and pumpkin pie taste great!

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