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NYCC 2008 – #AlexOLoughlin & Jason Dohring Interview with IGN

Alex and Jason at New York Comic Con in April 2008 with IGN. com

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Alex O'Loughlin - New York Comic Con for Moonlight

It is actually heartbreaking to see how enthusiastic they were about their work on Moonlight, only a few weeks before it was formally canceled.

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Alex: It’s great. I mean it is a little bizarre for me personally, because I don’t ….. I’ve never had fans before and I don’t … it’s just …. it’s kind of crazy. I mean how would you respond to like a whole bunch of people going like, “Oh … we” , you know?

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Alex: It’s weird. But it’s terrific. I’m really, really excited about it. I love that the people are responding to the show as much as I do. ‘Cos I really care about the show, you know. We all do. And we’ve all been working very hard. Trying to deliver something special in these last four … no, all the way through. But in these last four, they are the closest to me now. We’re shooting those at the moment, you know.

Yeah, so it’s great. It’s really great. I hope we go into a second season and I hope … I hope it’s … I hope we can continue to deliver this thing that people love.

Alex - New York Comic Con 2008

Jason: You know, it’s really nice to see. And especially it’s cool to see it for Alex, because at the start of it when we came for the San Diego one, there wasn’t any …. you know, nobody had seen the show. We didn’t even have a pilot. So it’s like twelve episodes later and this happens. It’s cool to like kind of go through it with somebody else. You know what I mean?

Alex at New York Comic Con 2008

Alex: We’ll I think with this genre you’re always going to win. You know I don’t think…. I mean it’s a genre that will always have fans. And I’m a fan of the genre. I love it. And …. but also we really try to … you know we try to like introduce and maintain elements of true naturalism … of drama. Of what’s …of the exciting things in drama. Of what, you know, the exciting things in relationships, you know.

You know there’s a lot …. The stakes are really high in this show, you know. From the writing to the performance to the, you know, the execution, you know, and editing, to what we deliver. You know with the music, we try to really keep the stakes at a solid level. And I think we’ve maintained that so far. So as long as we can … as long as everybody, across the board involved with Moonlight, continues to do their job at that level, like I think, it can only sort of gets better. It can only remain there.

Jason: I think a vampire show more or less has a following, by itself. And then when you add a love story in and different characters elements, I think we’re starting to get more…. a lot more from different avenues and different places you know, that I think people are interested in.

I guess in this one they told us not to tell, and then they show like this big preview of what’s happening. And my character will wind up turning him. ‘Cos right now he’s a human when we come back. And it’s the one thing he’s always begging me for, and then something happens and he needs to be turned. And I have to take away the one thing he wants so badly. You know what I mean? So it’s a very emotional scene.

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There’s a lot of like…. The music is like a 30 piece orchestra that the director brought out. So, we’ll see …. I was like emotionally a bit upset like for an hour or two, which never happens to me. So, it was … it was really cool. You hear the music and it breaks your heart, kind off. And it’s like very beautiful at the same time.

And there’s also some good stuff coming up I thought I’ll mention, about like ….  we’re going to have like different people from different vampire circles, all meeting together. So like to deal with like a problem. Like there’s this big threat that comes about in [Epi]16. And Alex and a couple of the other favourite characters, we kind of like all meet in a room and discuss how to handle this. So it’s cool to see like the vampire interaction. Like the vampire cult or whatever you know, get together. So that’s coming up as well.

Alex - Comic Con 2008

Alex: How does it end? There’s a little … there’s a little like real … there’s a real step forward with Mick and Beth in their relationship. You know what I mean, and there’s also  … the last episode is awesome. It’s about like vampires uniting and making sure the community is safe. You know and our anonymity is … you know, safe. And that we can maintain our lives the way we have been in society for as long as we have been. And so that’s great. All the vampires come together and it’s cool. It’s really cool.

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Alex O’Loughlin: Moonlight CBS Upfront interview – 2007

The young starry-eyed Alex O’Loughlin, explaining the story of Moonlight and Mick St John at his first CBS Upfronts in New York in May 2007.

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AlexO'Loughlin at CBS Upfront Party - 16 May 2007

Alex: The title of our new show is Moonlight. And it’s a story about a young man from …. from the 40’s. So you know, he is in his late 20’s in the late 40’s. And he falls in love with the wrong woman. And he becomes a vampire.

And so he moves through … through time to present day and we go back and forth through his journeys. We learn more and more about him. And once he gets to a point of acceptance about the powers that he has. What he can do …. when he can do now, he starts to use if for good.

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Life around #AlexOLoughlin – a week in review (21- 28 May 2016)

At least we got one new picture of Alex last week! A a big thank you to Eric who posted it.

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Thank you to those of you who participated in our week with Dr Andy and Three Rivers. With just more that a month left before filming of Hawaii Five-0 start for Season 7, we hope to keep you entertained with some old information about Alex that we haven’t posted yet.

Life on the Set:

  • In keeping with our theme of last week, we post this picture from the set of Three Rivers, posted by FanofAlex Tumblr in 2012. (Unfortunately do not know who originally took and posted the picture on the set)

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Fan Photos:

  • Posted 19 May 2016:
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News for the week:

  • A short mention of the vacation plans of the O’Loughlin family in this article of Malia posted by Clinique – The Wink:

In Her Bag  How Do You SPF? with Surfer Malia Jones

The Wink: Every day must seem like a vacation when you live in Hawaii. What are your summer vacation plans?
Malia Jones:
My family and I are going to Italy and France for a month where our only plans are to surf and eat!

(Although Malia mentions them spending a month in Europe, from her IG posts it looked like they only spent about two weeks in France in the beginning of this hiatus.)

Something Pretty from other fans:

#AlexOLoughlin 6×25 #H50Finale

From Sabrina

 

Most ‘interesting’ search for the week:

We are glad that the people doing these searches, got to us. We pride ourselves in sharing as much as possible about Alex and his career, past and present.

  • all about alex o’loughlin
  • alex o’loughlin website

 

Next Week:

  • Time permitting, we are planning to have Mick and Alex’s days on Moonlight as theme for the next week. Hope you enjoy it with us.

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CBS – Three Rivers: Alex O’Loughlin Set Interview (2009)

We end our week of focussing on organ donation and organ transplantation and Alex’s role as Dr Andy Yablonski, on Three Rivers, with this short behind the scenes interview with Alex.

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Alex: I play Andy Yablonski, who is a staff surgeon at the Three Rivers hospital. It’s new to me; I’ve never played a doctor before. And so I studied a lot at the Cleveland clinic, to get as much information as I could.

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Alex: My character is based on an actual surgeon who we all know as Gonzo. And this guy to me, is like a rock star. I don’t know if he’s the youngest surgeon there, but he is certainly at the younger end of the surgeons there. And he is extremely good at what he does.

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Alex: Gonzo introduced me to the operating rooms. And the environment and the atmosphere. And so the first thing I saw was a patient that was prepped … cause once the patient is prepped you don’t see their face or the rest of their body. You just see the open cavity and all the organs. We walked in and we were talking about something, and he went, “By the way, look at that.” And I was, “Oh my god”

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Alex: I think the thing that I did … that most stood out to me, was absolute honestly in interaction with humans that you have to have. Because every patient that you have to deal with, you have to talk to, person to person, with nothing else there. You have to be so clear and honest.

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Alex: It was an incredible experience. It was one of the best experiences of my life. I mean these people are some of the best in the world. The opportunity to play a character like that, it was amazing. It was amazing.

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Alex O’Loughlin Congratulates Carol Barbee on her Awards in 2010

My Thoughts:

It is probably not a good idea to try and make a prime time TV show while staying with realism and authenticity. It seems that people do not want to be confronted with reality when they seek out entertainment.

I have seen so many comments over the years of people saying that Three Rivers is a morbid story, because somebody needs to die to save another person’s life.

I find that view amusing, because it looks like people forget that in nearly every episode on a show like Hawaii Five-0, somebody and sometimes more than one have to die for the team to have a case for that week. In most cases they solve the crime and prevent the perpetrators from continuing with their crimes and killing people. Most of the time in the process the team kill more people and even colleagues in police also die a lot in the show. Why don’t people see that as even more morbid, than a show like Three Rivers where people at least get a direct second chance on life every time?

I am only playing devil’s advocate here, and hopefully inspire people to watch a show like Three Rivers with different eyes. Although they could have done some of it differently, for me it was both entertainment and education in one. I think Alex should always be proud of what he did with this show, even if it was so short-lived.

Alex - At Donate Life Dinner

Although the show was cut prematurely, they at least got recognition from the organizations whose causes they highlighted ……

Three Rivers Producer Carol Barbee Accepts Crystal Heart at the Donate Life Hollywood Inspire Awards Dinner.

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Announcer: Good evening and welcome to the Donate Life Hollywood Inspire Awards Dinner, and the culmination of the Donate Life Film Festival.

Carol Barbee: We are all just holding each other up. We’re all just here. We can all save each other’s lives. And other people can save our lives. And you never know which side of that equation you’re going to be on. And I found that fascinating, when I started to look into organ donation. And just beautiful sort of coming together of three different points of view, the doctors. the donors and the recipients. And they all need each other. And you never know which side of that equation you’re going to be on.

Alex & Producer, Carol Barbee at TCA 2009

Dr Gonzo Gonzales-Stawinski: Tonight Carol is not only being given one award, she’s actually being given two awards. The Donate Life Inspire Award and the prestigious Crystal Heart Award. This national award highlights broadcast media representative for their outstanding efforts to accurately depict the science and reality of organ, eye and tissue procurement and transplantation to the public. This year Three Rivers has done it better than anyone.

Alex - Donate life Awards

Alex: Carol, congratulations on everything. I love you so much. It’s so wonderful working with you. We’re about to work together again. And all the hard work and dedication, and passion and honesty and beauty you put into the show called Three Rivers, that I was so proud to be a part of. You know, it’s  paid off. And congratulations! I love you.

Alex O'Loughlin and Carol Barbee

Carol Barbee acceptance speech: The day they told us they were taking us of the air, I got an e-mail from a procurement person. She said, “I just wanted you to know that this person sent this e-mail to say that her daughter got a heart last night, because her donor watched your show last week.” And I said, “You know what, we’re good. We’re good”. So thank you. And it was a privilege to tell the stories. And thank you.

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Carol Barbee: Hello everybody. This is Carol Barbee, the executive producer and creator of the CBS drama, Three Rivers. I’m here at the Donate Life Hollywood Inspire Awards Dinner. And I was just given this amazing award, the Crystal Heart Award from AOPO. And I want to just thank the Association of Organ Procurement Organizations, as well as Donate Life America for this amazing honour, I understand that it was sponsored by MTF.

And I just wanted to say to all of you, it’s such a privilege to tell these stories. And I thank you for all of your support. Thank you for this honour. Being involved in this show certainly changed my life and my understanding and my commitment to organ donation. And if we could have helped to make that change in other people, the whole thing is really really worth it. So thank you for this honour. I’m going to treasure it. Thank you.

Alex O'Loughlin & Carol Barbee - TCA 2009

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