Series regulars celebrate “Hawaii Five-0” premiereBy Jason Genegabus28 September 2016(This is just and excerpt of the part with Alex from the article. Please click on the link above to read what the rest of the main cast (Daniel Dae Kim, Chi McBride and Jorge Garcia) and others had to say)
ALEX O’LOUGHLIN (STEVE MCGARRETT)
Q: How has your approach to playing McGarrett changed from the first season compared to now?
Alex: I’ve never played a character for this long. The thing I really like about it that I’m really starting to see is that you get an ease that is very hard to find right away in film. You start a movie and once you start really getting comfortable with your character, you’re done.
Q: A lot of fans love the “cargument” scenes that have become a staple of the show. Do you love filming those scenes as much as fans love watching them?
Alex: It doesn’t take me any effort at all to yell at Scott on a regular basis. I take great pleasure in it. For some reason, we’re both outspoken people anyway. So once we start arguing, it kind of comes to us naturally, which is funny.
The first time it happened was when we read the pilot. We just started arguing and it was great.
- I can’t really recall that Steve yells at Danny a lot. For me it feels the other way around?
- I sometimes wonder how much of the carguments are ad-libbed? And if so, why it somehow became nastier over time? Or is that just how I perceive it?