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Alex O’Loughlin on Hollywood 411 – 2009

Hollywood 411 Alex with Madison Michele (TV Guide) – 2009

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Madison: Here with Alex O’Loughlin, star of the new drama, Three Rivers. Great to have you here, Alex.

Alex: Thank you. Good to be here.

Madison: Absolutely. There are a lot of medical dramas on television as we all know, but I’m so excited about your show. Because you focus on the area of organ transplants. Can you tell us a little bit about that? Sort of the built-in drama that entails.

Alex: Yeah, absolutely. I mean, with organ transplant you have a recipient, but you also have a donor. And so for someone to donate an organ, there is a death involved. So straight away the stakes are very high.

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Madison: And you really dove into your research for your role, playing the character that you do. Can you talk a little bit about that? And I understand you spend hours actually in the operating room as well.

Alex: I did. My character is based on a real guy called Gonzo Gonzalez Stawinski, who is a doctor in Cleveland and he …. He’s actually one of the reasons I took the role. I read the script, it was very good, but I spoke to him and he’s such …… he’s such an inspirational figure. You know, somebody, when you speak to them, they sort of fill you with life and excitement.

And he’s so passionate about what he does and I went up to Cleveland. And I studied with him and I spend a lot of time in the operating room, watching what he does, shoulder to shoulder with him. And yeah, it changed my life.

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Madison: How was that?

Alex: It was incredible.

Madison: You must have seen some pretty …. There must have been some pretty tense moments.

Alex: Yeah. I mean the first time…. I was worried that, cause you don’t know if you are a fainter or not. And that was a big …. How do I know if I’m going to faint …

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Madison: With a chest wide open, looking at the beating heart.

Alex: You see all this stuff. But you just … you go in and you have a look, and you either faint or you don’t. And I didn’t. I was actually fascinated .

Madison: You held fast.

Alex: I held fast.

Madison: And he’s going to be up in an episode, right? He’s going to make an appearance on the show?

Alex: Episode 5 I think, yeah but he, as himself. I’m struggling with a case and I need to get somebody to do something involving a heart somewhere in the country. And I say, get Gonzo on the phone. And he comes up on the …. On the screen while I’m in the operating room. And we have a dialogue

Madison: That great. It must be extra special for you.

Alex: So much fun. I actually got to … Christine Moore directed the episode, but I got to direct … she let me kind of direct Gonzo in his scene. So …

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Madison: And he wasn’t a fainter on camera?

Alex: He wasn’t a fainter. He was actually really good. He was better than me at that. He’s better than me at everything.

Madison: Now he’s going to give you a run for your money in the acting area as well.
You’re not only walking the walk here, not just playing this part. You actually have been an organ donor since you were a teen. And now you are involved in Donate life. Can you talk a little bit about that? You work as an ambassador.

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Alex: Yeah, I was a donor from a young age, cause I thought it was the right thing to do. You know, I didn’t have a reason not to be. Since I’ve become involved at this level with the show and stuff, I’ve learned that with organ donation you know, people can step in and stop process after you’ve .. after you’ve passed. I don’t want that to happen.

So I’ve actually locked everything in; so they can take whatever they need. And my family can’t … you know, no one can come in and change that. Which is important for me. Also Donate Life America, is the main sort of organ donation organisation in the states. And I’ve become a spokesperson and an ambassador for them. I’m doing as much as I can on top of the show.

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Madison: Yeah

Alex: As far as shooting PSA’s and go to charity events and make appearances. And raising money. And my fans have been very supportive too. They have raised a bunch of money and awareness already you know, and so …

Madison: Great cause , I want to mention it, Donate Life.net if you are interested in finding out more information about that. Switching gears, not only can we see you in this intense drama about organ donation, but you also have a new romantic comedy coming out, with Miss Jennifer Lopez, The Back-Up Plan. What’s it like working with JLo? And what can we expect from the film?

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Alex: She’s great. I mean she just a …. It’s very easy to forget that she’s a giant star, when you work with her, cause she’s so kind of grounded and cool. And funny and all that stuff. But the film … I think the film is going to be funny. I haven’t seen it yet. I always …. When I’m in something, I’m always; I don’t want to see it. I can’t imagine what it is going to be like. But everyone is all … everyone who has seen it, the producers and the director are very happy, so…

Madison: Be waiting to see your comic turn here.

Alex: Or not. Fingers crossed.

Madison: Sure you will be good. Alex O’Loughlin. Thank you so much for coming in.

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Life around #AlexOLoughlin – a week in review (22 – 27 February 2016)

Another week of no new footage of Alex filming. I guess he has been out of town for part of the week, as we gather from the picture of him from a flight attendant on Wednesday (Not sure if he was flying to Honolulu ot to LA). We however have no news of any events that took him to LA this week.

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Life on the Set:

  • Picture taken in December, when this Friday’s episode was filmed.

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On set in December 2015 for Episode 616

  • Picture from the set of The Back-Up Plan, posted this week by the actor in the picture with Alex and Jennifer.

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Alex & Jen with Manos Gavras

Fan Photos:

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Alex with Roy DLucca

roydlucca Thanks for the positive comments everyone! I’m pleased to say he was very gracious and accomodating. Spent a lot of time talking to the crew throughout the 5 hour flight and was just a nice guy. Definitely one of the most positive celebrity encounters I’ve ever had.

Something Pretty from other fans:

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Alex & Friends or Family:

bellatormma The Natural @xcnatch and @hawaiifive0cbs star Alex O’Loughlin rockin’ their new #BellatorMMA hoodies! Head over to BellatorShop.com get your very own!

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Some fandom laughs of the week:laugh:

Bryna posted a few of these funny’s for Mark’s birthday on 26 February and they were all very funny

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Most ‘interesting’ search for the week:

  • is alex o’loughlin a navy seal in real life

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Just shows you, Alex becomes his characters. People think it is real.

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Next Week:

  • Just a reminder that this Friday there will be no new episode of Hawaii Five-0 as the next new episode (617) will only be broadcast on 11 March.
  • They should be moving on to filming of Episode 622 this week.

Some artwork from Paula

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#H50 6.16 – #SteveMcGarrett in between blue and green

Clearly the comedy episode this season. Sang Min was just as hilarious as before (pink bathrobe and huge towel turban burnt in my mind now) 🙂 and Grover acting Jamaican from “root to the fruit” was hilarious! 😀 Steve being the cool, calm and perfect in every scene ♥ fun episode with a hint of trouble to come…

New friendship being born

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Tiny bit of action

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The perfect face

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Goodbye to the coolest mullet

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Dun-dun-duh! Do you think there will be trouble for Five 0 soon?

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Alex O’Loughlin: The Back-up Plan – ET Canada Uncut Interview – 2010

Over the years we have seen Erin Cebula do some of the best interviews with Alex. This seems to be the first time that they met. This interview was done during the press junket in March 2010 for The Back-Up  Plan

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Erin: Well thank you for being so …. darn cute in that movie.

Jennifer: Thank you.

Erin: You’re both just adorable.

Jennifer: Thank you.

Erin: I have to know. Both your characters, Zoe and Stan, were risk takers. A little bit over the top. What side of their personalities could both of you relate to best?

Jennifer: Side of her personality that I relate to best with Zoe? Probably her entrepreneurial spirit.

Alex: Mmmm.

Erin: Definitely.

Jennifer: You know, starting her own business. Feeling that she can do …. She could do that and do anything. And really following her heart and what she wanted to do instead of doing what everybody thought she should do.

Alex: Yeah, I think for me the side of Stan that I most relate to is his kind of …. Is his confidence and his clarity and his discipline, you know what I mean. He’s a guy ….

Jennifer: How perfect he is.

Erin: Oh yeah.

[Laughs all around]

Alex: And how perfect he is.

Erin: Yeah, his clarity.

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Alex: I relate to his chest ….. No I relate to …. He’s like, he’s disciplined. He’s like, “I’m going to school”. And he goes back to school. Even if he can’t do it, he is like, “I’m going after that girl”, and he goes after the girl. You know what I mean?

Erin: And he stuck it out with the girl, man…

Alex: He stuck it out.

Erin: … you are going to have some fans out there in the ladies.

Alex: Yeah. Stuck it out.

Erin: Not every man would do that.

Jennifer: No.

Alex: Most men wouldn’t for someone else’s kids you know.

Erin: But hopefully you’ll inspire others.

Jennifer: Yeah.

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Erin: Now, if you hadn’t met the right guy, at the right time, did you have a back-up plan in place?

Jennifer: No I did not. I really didn’t. Um …. I don’t know. I really feel that it’s a brave thing to do. I have a girlfriend who did it, who worked with me on the movie really closely. And we talked about it a lot. You know, because it actually helped me with my character to talk to her about the feelings and what really made her what to do that. And it was just the same feeling like in the movie, for Zoe.

It’s just like you know, you just don’t know what’s going to happen. But I really admired her, you know. It was not just something on a page anymore. There was a real person who had gone through it and really made that decision. And then to see her with her baby who was at that time a few weeks old.

Alex: A little bubba, yeah.

Jennifer: Right before the movie she gave birth. To see her doing it on her own, working full-time. And the whole, I mean, it was a lot. And it takes a lot of courage.

Erin: Sure, very gutsy movie.

Alex: Yeah.

Erin: Do men have back-up plans?

Alex: No, we just hope for the best.

[Laughs]

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Alex: We have …. Well some men have back-up plans. [gesturing making a phone call] They’re like, “Are you home?”

Jennifer: Nooo

Alex: Some men have …. I’m being honest. See I’m being honest and everyone gets upset.

Erin: No, no ..

Jennifer: We’re not unset. We’re just like eew.

Alex: It’s …. You know what?

Erin: It’s just like thumbs down.

Alex: I’m kind of eww too, but I got to tell you. This is the great thing about Stan, the character that I play. He doesn’t have a back-up plan. He’s like, “I want you. I want to be with you. And you know what, here I am”. He’s a …. What are they called…. He’s like a Mensch. Like a straight up like….

Jennifer: A good guy.

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Alex: He’s a good guy. He’s stand up . He’s decent, he’s honest and loyal. And it’s so difficult for women to believe that there are actually men like that anymore, because so many …. It’s like, it’s a jungle out there.

Erin: I believe it. I’ve always believed it.

Alex: You are looking at one.

Erin: You know. There you go. I know right away. Now a lot of art imitating life moments for you of course in the film.

Jennifer: Yeah.

Erin: Especially when it’s announced that you will be having twins.

Jennifer: Yes.

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Erin: Did you bring your own twins on set for a little inspiration?

Jennifer: Oh sure, all the time.

Alex: They ran the place, man.

Jennifer: They were in charge over there.

Alex: Max had …. Max had the run of the place.

Jennifer: “Wah”

Alex: “Wah”

Jennifer: “No filming right now.”

Alex: We’d be mid-take and he’d be, “Wah”. And like, “Okay, that’s it.”

Jennifer: “Let’s hold … let’s hold for Max”

Alex: And Max is like… Max is like, “ Get me …..” … whatever he’s pointing at. It was great.

Erin: So they like the showbiz life then?

Jennifer: Oh. it’s all they know. I don’t know, from the time they could remember, I was getting my hair and make-up done. And they’re like, “Where’s she going again?”

Alex: They were pretty great. They’re pretty normal, pretty great kids though …

Jennifer: Oh yeah.

Alex: …. Jen.

Jennifer: Thank you.

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Alex: It’s not like they are like they’re like these weird like little, “Daddy ..”

Jennifer: Hollywood baby.

Alex: You know, it’s not like … I won’t draw any analogies.

Erin: Like the babies we got on the printout today.

Alex: Yeah, but it’s not like that. They are totally ….. They’re great normal kids, you know. And Max is like breaking things like I did. And Emmy like … she likes dancing..

Jennifer: Make-up.

Alex: …and wearing pretty stuff. And they’re normal kids.

Jennifer: Yeah, it’s really sweet.

Erin: Awesome.

Jennifer: Thank you.

Erin: And it’s amazing that you can do it all and have them on set too. You are lucky.

Jennifer: Yes, I am.

Erin: Congratulations to you both.

Alex: Thanks you.

Erin: Nice to meet you.

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Alex O’Loughlin and Gabriel Macht with BloodyDisgusting.com

Alex O’Loughlin and Gabriel Macht talking to Brian Collins on Bloody Disgusting com – 2009

Brian: Hi I’m BC from Bloody Disgusting.com and we are in the Whiteout freezer truck. It’s currently 23 degrees in the truck. They offered me a parka. I said, “No, fuck it, I’m from Boston, let’s just go”.

About to talk to Gabriel Macht and Alex O’Loughlin, stars of the new movie, Whiteout. Check it out.

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Brian: Right, so I wasn’t really looking; did you actually take part in this 300 club∗ thing? I just looked at Kate.

Alex: I did. Yeah, it was a good time. Good time. It was cold. Minus 30 plus. Minus 30 something and that was my first day of shooting actually. So I hadn’t met any of the crew yet. And it’s quite …

Gabriel: That’s why judge you throughout the whole ….

Alex: It’s why they judge me and became my friends, and thought me courageous and brave.

Gabriel: Yes.

Alex: And hold me in a light like … not unlike a hero. Like Alexander the Great. Who I might add, I’m named after.

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Gabriel: Oh, about that.

Brian: Fair enough.

Alex: Think about it.

Gabriel: Quick, quick…

Alex: I just answering. I’m just taking it as they come, you know. So yes, I did do to that. In the first day of shooting, I …. I …. I took my pants of.

In fact I took everything of, except for a hat and a pair of boots and I ran across the ice many, many, many times. And it is …. You know, it’s pretty like, you get …. It is a 150 crew members around and it is like “How’s it going fellows? I’m Alex. Nice to meet you”

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Brian: And you were doing good, you didn’t have to? Cause you weren’t in the movie then.

Gabriel: I had a no-nudity clause.

Alex: No-nudity clause.

Brian: Now have you guys read the book before, the comic?

Gabriel: Yeah.

Alex: I can’t read.

Brian: Did you read it before like you signed onto the movie?

Gabriel: I actually … I think I got the script. I read the script and I raced out to go get the comic. And I read through that and I was looking for my character throughout the entire book and I didn’t find him. And realised that, I’m a woman in the graphic novel. That they made into a man in the film.

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Alex: Which is …. if you think about it, maybe something you can take to therapy. And talk about why perhaps they cast you. I’m just saying.

Brian: Let’s talk about doing the three-way sort of like the fight scene. How much stunt doubles did you have or was it all you? You were so covered, I could not even tell who was Kate and which one was one of you guys.

Alex: Yeah, you realise how important this sort of … the costume design is. When …. because the differences. I mean you could ….. when I saw the film I was okay. Maybe I am close to it, but I sort of … I could not see who is who. But in the moments that we want you to know exactly who it is, you do get it. So that was where that came into play.

But, we had stunt people … we did a lot of our own stuff. It wasn’t that difficult, I mean. It was physical, but it wasn’t like … It wasn’t huge leaps and stuff. And so we did pretty much all of it. It was good. I enjoy that kind of physical interaction. I mean, it is a real … it is an easy and obvious way of expressing what’s happening.

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Gabriel: What I like about the stunts, is that it’s an honest approach to what would potentially happen with a guy with an ice-pick you know. There’s nobody is like scaling walls, you know. There’s no extreme CGI fighting and you know, it isn’t superhero stuff. It was cool to be in that..

 

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∗ The 300 Club is the name given to those who have endured a range of temperature of 300° Fahrenheit (166°C) within a very short time. The practice originated at Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station in Antarctica.

Participants in the 300 Club wait for a day when the temperature drops to −100°F (-73°C) for more than a few minutes, generally in the winter.

Those taking part first warm up in a sauna heated to 200°F (93°C) for as long as 10 minutes. Then they run naked in the snow to the Ceremonial South Pole, running around it in the −100°F weather. After this, they usually warm themselves back in the sauna again, often with the aid of alcoholic beverages.

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