#AlexOLoughlin hints about Steve McGarrett – February 2016

Alex O’Loughlin hints Steve McGarrett will find love on new sixth series of Hawaii Five-O
Original article here at: News.com.AU
By Holly Byrnes
9 February 2016

WHEN Alex O’Loughlin first rolled up his sleeves as Hawaii Five-O’s handsome crime-fighter, Steve McGarrett, he wasn’t so sure the CBS series would make it as far as this year’s sixth season.

For a start, his co-star Scott Caan made no secret to the media he wanted off the island (it’s hard to get good Italian food in Honolulu, apparently), openly struggling with the culture change.

But fast forward to 2016 and a baby boom which hit the US drama series — including a son born to O’Loughlin and his wife Malia Jones and a daughter for Caan with his girlfriend Kacy Byxbee — has helped make the crime drama one happy family again.

The Team 2011

While it’s been all action for the Hawaii Five-0 team since 2010, O’Loughlin jokes it was all action behind the scenes for a while there too. “We’re all family men now. We had nothing else to do so we said, ‘let’s breed.’ The time has come to sow the Five-0 seed,” he tells Switched On, between takes on the Oahu set.

Factoring in more family time means Caan now films five less episodes each season than O’Loughlin, flying home to Los Angeles, partner Kacy Byxbee and their one-year-old, Josie.

“Funnily enough,” O’Loughlin explains, “Scott wants to be here more than anyone but that comes down to his schedule. He’s got his family now, he gets to go home to see his lady and his little bubba … he’s found his rhythm now, you know.”

Any break the Canberra-born actor gets he spends with his wife, Malia, his teenage son Saxon (from an earlier relationship), her son Spike (with surfer Luke Egan) and the couple’s three-year-old boy, Lion.

Alex & Malia (Honolulu Fashion week) - Picture by Kelli Bullock

The physically demanding role takes a toll on the 39-year-old who admits he’d rather spend his hiatus in hibernation than Hollywood.

“The other cast rush off and are eager to do (movies) but I just want to hang out with my kids, with my dog and my wife and relax. By the time I get to the end of each season, I’m pretty run down … 25 episodes, that’s a lot of TV to do in 10 months. I need to just get my body back, eating and training and catching up on sleep.”

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But McGarrett fans should prepare for pulses to race when it comes to his love life this year. And not before time, says O’Loughlin who thinks his character has done it hard in the romance department. “Mate, he’s a mess, poor bastard. The thing is though, he really is a victim of circumstance … it’s not like he’s blowing it,” he says

Still, the path to love won’t run smooth, O’Loughlin hints: “I just think (executive producer Peter Lenkov’s) got these bets going about how long he can torture McGarrett with these women, so we’ll see.”

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My Thoughts

  • Always great to get a new article and some fresh news directly from Alex, but I am going to nitpick a bit.
  • There is nothing in the article that actually says what the title implies that it was about.
  • I do not even know what this sentence mean >>>>But fast forward to 2016 and a baby boom which hit the US drama series — including a son born to O’Loughlin and his wife Malia Jones and a daughter for Caan with his girlfriend Kacy Byxbee — has helped make the crime drama one happy family again. When were they not a happy family at Hawaii Five-0? And how did the two babies help with something that was never wrong?
  • Malia’s ex-husband is Australian surfer Luke Stedman not Luke Egan.
  • I also see one of the pictures in the original article is labeled as ‘McLoughlin’ – oops
  • Interesting that the original article would link a twitter fan account to Alex’s name. Good thing though is that it is one of the reputable fan accounts of devoted fans and not one of those who try to imitate Alex.
  • As usual I think much or most of what Alex said in this interview was tongue-in-cheek stuff.
  • For those who don’t know, “bubba” is Australian slang for baby. And Alex uses it often when he talks about babies.

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Filed under Hawaii Five-0, Interviews, Steve McGarrett

11 responses to “#AlexOLoughlin hints about Steve McGarrett – February 2016

  1. Interesting article thank you, even if , as you pointed out, with some imprecisions 🙂


  2. Hope there is a seventh season of Five 0!


  3. Regina Filange

    Can I volunteer to be one he sows his five-0 seed to😜😋Glad to see a second posting today. thanks ladies!


  4. cwtshjan

    Oooh me too..pleeeeease.


  5. gracenotpark

    HE FORGOT GRACE’S BAYBEE!! Even Alex has absorbed the male chauvinist atmospherics on set and talks about Scott’s baby but not Grace? She missed half a season having that bubba!!! And unlike Alex and Scott she pushed the sucker outta dat tiny skinny belly!! Respect, man!! 😆

    And yes, as is so common, the headline promises more than the article delivers. But how awesome we at least get to hear from him after…how long since his last interview? It feels like forever. And dude is entertaining. Maybe he doesn’t like doing press these days, but his interviews are way more interesting than anyone else’s on set. Alex really oughta be their lead press guy. ❤


    • I get the feeling he was esp. asked about Mr. Caan. And he is a nice guy. 😉


    • Grace, I was also debating about adding the Grace baby thing to my thoughts, and then I once again realized that she herself has never said anything publicly about her baby. I think Alex would avoid it as well, because why share something about her that she is not prepared to share herself. And as leiCa said most probably he was only asked about Scott working less that him.
      It is strange that the last two short inteviews were both from Australian news outlets. It looks like mainland USA forgot about this show being filmed on Hawaii. It is truely sad. 😦


      • Leah

        I’m glad you all posted your thoughts. I too wondered about him not mentioning Grace’s baby, but replies by leiCa & FOYeur make total sense in explaining why. Alex seems to be such a kind and considerate guy, that I truly can’t see him in any way intentionally snubbing Grace. Thanks for sharing. 🙂


  6. buttercup4u

    “Mate, he’s a mess” might be the understatement of the year – concerning Steve McGarrett!
    Otherwise, McG is the most beautiful and charming mess I’ve ever come across 😉 !!
    And yes, Gracenotpark, I agree with all you’ve said!
    Thanks for the post!


  7. This cracks me up: “We had nothing else to do so we said, ‘let’s breed.’” He is one funny guy! Great that he took his time between takes. And I think he sets the right priorities.
    I agree with your thoughts FOYeur!


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