Alex and Scott in a short interview with People Magazine
– Up Close,
posted on 20 September 2010
The actors embrace comparisons to the classic TV show, even though one of them has never seen it!
Alex: I’m Scott Caan, I play Steve McGarrett in the show.
Scott [smiling]: I’m Alex O’Loughlin and I play Danno. I’ve never seen the original. I made a point not to.
I’ve never been a big TV watcher. And I never had seen the old Five-O.
And when I did this, I made a point not to watch, because I didn’t want to have any old ideas. I didn’t want to bring any of that, to this show.
[Clip from Pilot Episode – Meeting Kono]
Alex: Yeah, we got a few … I mean there are a few pieces that we ….. you know, where we can we pay … pay homage to the old show and you know.
The old one is really stylised, you know. The old on is very kind of ….. I mean, you go back and you look at it. It’s fantastic, but it is very … it’s very, very different to television as we know it today.
It was 40 years ago that it finished, you know. It started over 50 years ago, and so it’s another world. But this is a ….. yeah, this is …. this is different.
I have seen quite a few time where people ask why Alex and Scott switched their names when they introduced themselves on this video. Of course it was just the two of them having some fun. I think this was just them introducing themselves and kind of saying, “Don’t take anything we say in interviews too seriously”.
If you watch their interviews, you can easily see how they like to have some fun with obsessed fans and with how they sometimes mock them a bit by what they say with sarcastic remarks.
Maybe it is just them telling us all to loosen up bit. I find it rather funny when I see fans taking what they say so seriously and as real, just because they want to proof their own obsession.