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Stunts with a clear head ….. #H50

Have had this quote in a draft since February already when I saved it with some other quotes that we have already posted before. Never really knew how I would use it, but thought it might be good to leave it with you guys today. The rest of the story does not affect Alex as a person directly, but it is closely related to him, his work, his character and his colleagues.

Talking about stunts:

“If your head is clear, you’ve got the best shot at not dying.”

— Alex O’Loughlin,

KGMB,

14 February 2011

Link to the original video:

This is the video where the quote is from (at around 3 min), and 6 years down the line lots of water under the bridge …..

 …… then this news broke today on Deadline Hollywood:

‘Hawaii Five-O’ Stunt Double Sues CBS & Others After Being Hit By Car During Filming

A stunt double for Alex O’Loughlin’s Steve McGarrett character on Hawaii Five-O is suing CBS Corp., CBS Studios and a number of production companies over an on-set accident in which he was hit by a car. Among the allegations is that a key stunt “personnel who had safety responsibilities” was under the influence of pain pills at the time of the incident.

  • In July 2016, Hawaii News Now ran a short story about the incident, but it did not say much. Nobody mentioned it again and fans  never took it too seriously. The accident happened on the set while filming stunts for Episode 7:03 on 27 July 2016.
  • The story was also reported by Star Advertiser at the time: Five-0’ crew member injured on location in Kakaako
  • The rest of the article and the rest of the story and the case can be followed via the links in the original story.

My thoughts:

  •  Maybe the lesson we can all learn from this – don’t ignore problems. Deal with them before they get out of hand …
  • Interesting to see what some of the parties involved, had to say on the clip 6 years ago.

Please remember this is not fiction and it is about real people and their jobs. There are two side to every situation. Would be good to remember that when you try to comment on this.

From our side we hope that this sad situation will have a fair ending for all parties involved and that those suffering will receive the correct help for complete recovery.

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