By now we know so much more about Alex and many things in his life changed since those early days, but it is always interesting to see what made news in those first months of Hawaii Five-0 ….
Alex O’Loughlin, 34, the star of TV’s new hit show Hawaii Five-0, already has made a home for himself on the island state. It reminds him of his home country, Australia.
17 February 2011
Written by: BRIAN TRUITT
“The beaches are more like Australian beaches than on the mainland, and people are very laid-back and cool and relaxed,” says O’Loughlin, who has a teenage son, Saxon, back home.
He spills on some of his favorite things:
He cooks for company, and “people politely eat my food.” But when he’s alone, “I eat out more, just because it’s easy and you can do it pretty inexpensively.”
My Thoughts: With a bigger family that include a wife and small kids, I think eating at home might be a lot easier these days.
He has learned how; the trick is when. “It’s dark when I leave and when I get home. I dream about the next wave I catch.”
My Thoughts: I think over the years his time for surfing most probably got a lot less.
That is something he has to find time for, because his shirt’s off a good bit during every episode as super-cop Steve McGarrett. He works out in his trailer, “where no one is. You feel like a bit of a jerk, doing push-ups and pull-ups in front of everyone.”
My Thoughts: I always laugh whenever I see comments about Alex taking his shirt of in every episode – especially in Season 5 when we only saw him with his shirt of twice in 25 episodes, and in the one it was for torture 😦 Perceptions can be really deceiving.