CBS Watch! Magazine posted a short clip of part of the interview they did with Alex O’Loughlin for their next two monthly issue of the magazine for June/July 2017.
Although I am excited and very grateful that they posted it, why they have to post regionally restricted clips of an interview is beyond me. Alex is an internationally known actor with many fans from around the world. This is not just about the show. It is about Alex.
Sorry for the rant, but here is a transcript of it.
Watch MagazineHow Hawaii Inspires H50’s Alex O’Loughlin
The inspiration that Hawaii provides for me?
Well this has been my home for about 7 years now. And I’m married to a local girl, I got local kids. I’m blessed in. I’ve got a name∗. It’s deeply entrenched in … in who I am now. You know, I don’t think I’m ever going to leave.
(∗ Alex’s local name is Kekau)
I mean obviously it’s beautiful. Like you look around and it is like, “Wow it’s really beautiful!” But there’s … there’s an energy in the land here; they actually have a name for it. It’s called “Mana”. And it’s like the power of the “Aina”; of the land.
And I don’t always feel it. Or I’m not always aware of it, because I get very busy 10 months of the year, frantically shooting, and trying to remember things. And trying not to get caught up in politics, you know.
But then when I stop, mainly in the off seasons, I can go somewhere quiet, like this, and sort of tap back into it. And that’s what inspires me out here.
It’s … This place is very special. It’s a very special part of the world.
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