Alex O’Loughlin: I wanted Hawaii Five-0 to be filmed in LA
Article by Frank Rousseau
12 March 2016
The cop of Hawaii 5-0, the American show under the coconut palms, is coming back with the new Season 6.
Télé Z: Your action scenes are spectacular. Do you use a stand-in?
Alex: Stunts, I did many the first year. As an athlete, to challenge myself, but also for professionalism and to justify my fee. Now, I slowed down, but I still do a good amount. Even if it means taking a long time to recover!
Télé Z: You are shooting in Hawaii which is considered as heaven on earth. Isn’t the isolation a bit boring?
Alex: As a younger person, I loved travelling and being in a different setting! I can spend hours observing nature. In Hawaii, I have a front-row seat! And, don’t forget that I am an actor. By definition, it is someone who is able to adapt.
Télé Z: It is said that when you were shooting the pilot of Hawaii 5-0, adjustment was not easy…
Alex: That is true! I even remember trying to convince CBS to shoot the show in Los Angeles! It seems that I wasn’t persuasive! [Laughs]
Télé Z: Between the pace of filming the production to get good ratings, you undergo enormous pressure. How do you handle it? “
Alex: The most effective way, is to be with my family. My children are the most precious beings. I love spending time with them. When I’m not shooting, I like staying home. I clear my mind tinkering.
Télé Z: Are you more gifted to hold a gun or a drill?
Alex: [Bursts out laughing] I bought a fixer upper house. Even if I am not very good at it, I don’t listen to advice from my friends, who encourage me to hire professionals. I like doing everything myself. I’m so addicted that sometimes I take apart things, only for the pleasure of rebuilding them!
Thank You to Cassandre for translating the article from French to English for us yesterday.
And also Thank You to BeeM for the translation advice and the link to the online article: Here
There are some small differences in the wording of the printed and online articles. We used the longer text.