“I don’t think there’s a destination in this [but] I’m well on my way to become the man that I hoped I would become one day, a man that reflects similar qualities to the men that I’ve looked up to in my life,”O’Loughlin says.
“And that is a direct result of the people that I’ve had the good fortune to be in contact with, befriend, get close to, and a lot of that has been because I have had this great opportunity on this show.”
“I love him. He’s awesome. He’s such a gentleman. He just breaks my heart in how sweet he is. He’s so sweet, but such a leading man in this way that isn’t cocky, but strong. He’s strong, because he needs to be strong, and he needs caring to show, and he’s very ambitious and wants a really long career. All of the qualities that need to be attached for somebody to be really successful are all there, but without that sort of sketchy quality that can sometimes be in people that really want to get to the top. He has zero of that. I see how he treats everybody on set. He’s really compassionate. Really loving.”
– Shannyn Sossamon talking about Alex,
his co-star on “Moonlight” in an interview with IGN,
I know we have posted this quote before a few years ago, but I just love it and thought to post it again.
We are both out of town for the weekend, and not enough time for longer posts.
Hope you are enjoying your weekend!
Lots of Alex O’Loughlin fangirl love from Paula and FOYeur.
We have not done a poll for a long time and I got this titbit from a post on Moonlight Fan Blog. I thought we could use it as a starting point for a poll. Unfortunately I could not locate the original EW post about it anymore, but here is what I found on the blog.
On the PopWatch Blog, Michael Slezak asked Entertainment Weekly’s readers to nominate the best and worst TV hair. Of course…. Mick was not only nominated, he was selected as a winner.
It seems as if Alex was not only seen as one of the sexiest stars on TV in those Moonlight days, but that his hair was well liked as well. This made me think that we should ask how the fans feel about his hair in the various roles over the past 15 years. (not all the roles are included)
Here is our first poll. Take a look at Alex’s hair over the years before Hawaii Five-0. The hair from which role do you like best? (Remember, it is about the HAIR 😉 😉 )
(1) ‘White Collar’ Blue hair (Alex in 2003 as Ian Mack in an episode of this TV series)
(2) ‘Oyster Farmer’ Hair (Alex as Jack Flange in this movie filmed in 2003)
(3) ‘Black Jack Sweet Science’ Hair (Alex as Luke Anderson in this 2004 TV Drama)
(4) ‘Mary Bryant’ Hair (Alex plays Will Bryant in this TV Drama that was filmed during the last 3 months of 2004)
(5) ‘Feed’ Hair (Alex as Michael Carter in this movie filmed in the beginning of 2005)
(6) ‘The Invisible’ Hair (Alex as Marcus Bohem in this movie, filmed at the end of 2005)
(7) ‘August Rush’ Hair (Alex as Marshall Connelly in this movie, filmed in 2006)
(8) ‘The Shield’ Hair (Alex as Kevin Hiatt in this TV series filmed in 2006)
(9) ‘Whiteout’ Hair (Alex as Russell Haden in this movie filmed in 2007)
(10) ‘Moonlight’ Hair (Alex as Mick St John in the TV series filmed from August 2007 – April 2008)
(11) ‘Criminal Minds’ Hair (Alex as Vincent Rowlings in an episode of this TV Series)
(12) ‘The Back-Up Plan’ Hair (Alex as Stan in this movie, filmed in 2009)
(7) ‘Three Rivers’ Hair (Alex as Andy Yablonski in this TV series, filmed in 2009)
You can vote for the 3 hairstyles that you like best
And here is our second poll. Take a look at Steve McGarrett’s hair over the years. The hair from which season do you like best? (and again just a reminder that it is about the hair 🙂 )
‘Hawaii Five-0’ Hair
Season 1 Hair
Season 2 Hair
Season 3 Hair
Season 4 Hair
Season 5 Hair
Season 6 Hair
Season 7 Hair
Season 8 Hair
Cast your vote for your favourite Steve-hair season here:
Another one of the old interview transcripts that we have not included in our archive yet. As far as I know this was a radio interview, but I do not know for which station. If I understand it correctly from what was being said it took place on 1 May 2008, the day of the TV Guide sexiest stars’ party.
Hope you enjoy the visit to the past, with this interview from 10 years ago. It was really nice to hear what high praise Alex had for his co-star Jason Dohring
Alex: Hi Duane.
Duane: How are you?
Alex: Great. How are you?
Duane: Fine. I was so surprised when I started researching you a little bit more, when I found out we were going to be talking, and I found out you were Australian. I had no idea. You are doing a good job.
Alex: Thank you very much.
Duane: Do you have Americans who go to Australia and have to put on an Australian accent to be in shows there?
Alex: Not really. But you have to understand that we don’t really have an industry there like … like you guys have here, you know. This is the ….. this is where it’s at.
Duane: [Laughs] I mean is it hard. Do they ever stop and say, you know, “Oh, that wasn’t American sounding enough”?
Alex: Oh absolutely. Yeah, yeah, yeah. Yes, specially, I mean … not a lot I’ve got to say, because I have been doing it for a while now. But if I get really, really tired, which is something that happens occasionally, doing the hours we do, I can slip on a word or two.
Duane: Yeah. I am speaking with Alex O’Loughlin. He is on Moonlight, which is on CBS on Friday nights. It has developed a very avid cult following. Were you surprised at that?
Alex: Yeah, I …. I … You know it’s interesting. I mean any time something that I am involved with, you know, develops a following; it’s kind of a surprise to me. But it’s a … I mean …it’s …. Anything in this genre is … is always going to have a following. Because it’s such a … it’s such a sought after genre. It’s … look I am a fan of the genre, you know. And anything with vampires in it, I will gravitate to straight away. But the fact that the fans had stayed on board the way they have, is testament to the show and how good the show is.
Duane: I really enjoy it and it reminds me a lot of Beauty and the Beast, which was big in the 80’s.
Alex: It’s interesting you’d say that, because one of the original creators of the show … I mean the creator Trevor Munson wrote the book, but then his co-creator on the show, Ron Koslow … he was the creator of Beauty and the Beast.
Duane: Okay. So that’s kind of what you are going for. You’ve got star-crossed lovers, just because you are, you know, different kinds of beings
Duane: And it’s been interesting to see the relationship develop, because … I mean somebody could put a creepy spin on it and say, you know, your character has known Beth since she was a little girl, maybe 8 or 10, and now she is grown up and you are still attracted to her. So that’s a little odd.
Alex: Well it is actually and that’s … …. It is a bit of a creepy spin. And it’s actually the source of a great conflict within my character. And that is that he … he’s known her for 20 years, because he saved her when she was a little girl. He saved her life and he watched over her as a guardian angel, you know. As the years have gone by she has grown into a woman, and he has started …. You know instead of looking at her through paternal eyes, he started looking at her through the eyes of a lover. And this has been something that cause him great pain.
Duane: And for those of you who didn’t watch, she was kind of safe because she was involved in a relationship when they reconnected. But of course the powers to be like to take those obstacles out of the way and create new obstacles. And when her boyfriend died she asked your character to turn him into a vampire. You said no. That caused a big conflict. I as a viewer and somebody who’s got emotional ties to show, I was like, “How could she possibly be mad at him? He saved her life like 800 times”.
Alex: Right. You know what I mean. That’s what I said. How can you be mad at me?
Duane: Ungrateful woman. [Laughs]
Alex: No, WOMEN! [Laughs]
Duane: Well it’s neat to know that you kind of gravitate toward that supernatural and vampire type scripts, so did you have any idea when you started, that they were going to let Mick St John experience humanity again?
Alex: No. No idea. I was like …. I just thought that was so cool when they started telling me about it. It was, it was, you know …… I was thrilled about it. I knew about it from about ….. we were talking about it from about Episode 6 or 7. You know, when Coraline comes back as Morgan. And that whole thing starts. And so yeah, it build up to this great crescendo. And I’m not entirely sure that we are done with that storyline either. I mean that’s … that’s the cure and everything. So it’s still a part of the zeitgeist. And so we’ll just see if it re …. re …. rises.
Duane: He was a very reluctant vampire. He wasn’t excited about being changed. It wasn’t something that he sought. And he doesn’t really enjoy all aspects of the lifestyle. So, it must have been a nice challenge to play somebody who has been immortal, who has enjoying humanity again and not taken those things for granted. That must have been kind of fun.
Alex: Absolutely. I mean, it’s been fun playing this guy from the very beginning. You know everything that has been thrown at him, it’s just …… I mean he’s such a layer interesting character. And he’s so …. He so very much like a hero as well in a lot of ways, even though he’s not an ordinary person. I mean hero is an ordinary person in extraordinary situations. But he’s not an ordinary person. He has these superpowers and he has all this stuff. But he …… like you say, he is reluctant, and so he doesn’t ….. he doesn’t act as if he has those powers. He doesn’t live as if he has these powers … he kind of tries to live as much of a human existence as he can. And he denies a lot … a lot of the stuff that he can do. And so….. yeah, he is a very interesting guy.
Duane: Well one thing that is going to bring a lot more viewers to Moonlight I think, is the TV Guidepicture. [Giggles] You are listed as one of the hottest stars on TV and I have to say that picture is fantastic! Have you gotten some … some attention about it this week?
Alex: Thank you. Yeah, apparently people are pretty excited about it. I’ve got a … I’m not, I haven’t got the copy of the magazine yet. I must still go and pick up a copy and take a look at it. But I’ve got the party on tonight. I will be on the red carpet and a bunch of interviews and stuff. And so …. You know, I am not sure … I guess TV guide channel will be playing that at some stage.
Duane: Okay, well we will look for that. You say Mick has all these layers, but there are so many viewers of the show who really don’t need that many other layers. They just like to see you topless and doing some more pull-ups, you know. [giggles]
Alex: Take the layers off. And get down to business.
Duane: [Laughs] So how do you feel about Mick’s love life? Just a quick answer: Beth or Coraline?
Alex: Ooooooo … they’re both …. they’re both ….. awwwww
Alex: Can we have one … can we alternate?
Duane: No, you can’t even … a hybrid obviously would be perfect, but …..
Alex: I think Beth is definitely better for him …. I can’t give you a quick answer on that. Beth is better for him, but he loves them both.
Duane: Yeah, cause Coraline has this sort of exotic intangible.
Alex: Yeah, she’s kind of got him bewitched.
Duane: [Laughs] And will be seeing her again? Because Shannyn is just great.
Alex: Oh yeh. You’ll be seeing her again.
Duane: Excellent. And she is the one who brought this whole cure into the storyline. We found out that her family is a very old vampire family. And so again I’m sure that’s something that’s going along with the whole mythology.
There is an interesting thing that I always … I always laugh when I watch it. My son makes me stop it sometimes during the battle scenes, because you’ve got a vampire face. There is a face that you have to put up. It is like a close-up, with the mouth open, the teeth showing, the eyes that are all silvery. Did you have to work on that for a while?
Alex: You know it’s funny ….it’s funny to talk about this stuff. Because it is so much like it’s …. When I am in vampire mode it is just play time, you know. It’s like I’ve got a mask on. I’m just … I’m just playing. I didn’t actually. I didn’t have to work on that. I kind of knew exactly what to do, because I’ve read so many vampire books. I’ve been such a fan of the genre for so long, it was like as soon as those teeth were in I was …. It sort of just came alive, you know, on its own.
Duane: Yeah, You haven’t tried any blood, have you?
Alex: Oh yeah we … we …. We kill lots of goats and sheep.
Duane: I have to be honest. I started watching the show because of Jason Dohring, because I’m a huge fan of him. And probably because you were in it from the very early stages. The character of Josef was supposed to be kind of an older, wiser man.
Duane: And they made him into this young hotshot stockbroker smart alley guy, which is what Jason Dohring plays so great. You guys have fun together?
Alex: We have great fun. He is a terrific friend and he is a wonderful cohort on the show. I mean, he is, not to mention, a great actor, you know. He is very … he is very present and he is very …. He is a very diligent hard working actor as well. And so, we ….. you know, I mean we deliver together. We really work well and collaborate well together and we get on famously as well.
So we were in New York a couple of weeks ago for the Comic Con and for the Early Show and stuff. We did a bunch of press and we just had the best time. We had a few hours off and we went and got some food and you know just went down town and … we are great buddies. It is terrific to work with a friend.
Duane: Well it sounds like you are having a wonderful time. I hope it continues on. It’s going to be one of those things that will be frustrating, because you’ll have people who want Beth and Mick together right away, but you can’t do it too soon. And there’s that … that kind of balance that you have to find with people. Because you can’t put them together and make them happy.
Duane: [Laughs] Congratulations on the TV Guide spread too. It’s a great picture.
Alex: Thank you so much.
Duane: Have a great day.
Alex: Anytime, you too.
Duane: Bye Alex.
Audio clip of the interview:
In the interview they talked about American actors they might need to speak in an Australian accent – Not so sure many American actors would go to Australia to play an Australian, but it seems that some British actors might do it. In Oyster Farmer where Alex plays Jack Flange, his sister Nikki is played by a British actress Claudia Harrison. Of course Jim Norton who played Mumbles is from Ireland, but he did not have to talk with an Australianaccent like Claudia had to.
Last week we made a little ‘study’ of Alex with untied shoes. This week we will have a look at him going barefoot. It is kind of understandable that he would be barefoot in some shoots in Hawaii, but even before that he showed the freedom to go bare .
TV guide shoot – 2009
Season 1 – 2010
We can’t really see Alex’s feet, but I am kind of sure he is barefoot in that water.
GQ magazine – 2011.
Yes look closely under his bum, you will see the bare foot. That is of course if you can get past the sideways glimpse of the back tattoo.
Hawaii Five-0 promo shoot – Season 2
Even with a suit he dares to go bare
Season 5 Promo shoot
Hope you once again enjoyed all the pretty pictures of Alex – and his bare feet ……
Before we end this post, I just want to clarify something. From the comments we got on the last Hawaii Five-0 post from Paula, I got the feeling that some think I will not be around anymore. Not so. What Paula meant was that I have just kind of given up on wasting my time to say anything about the show and the latest episodes. Most of the time I do not even want to have some fun by joking about it anymore. The ridiculously “manufactured” arguments, about forced and out of character stuff, between Steve and Danny make me cringe. The fan service of it all and also this latest “restaurant” venture and the ill scripted arguments around it, all just show a lack of creative vision from the writer/producers of this cop show. Not to mention such trivial ridiculous stuff such as diamonds spilling from a guy’s wounds in his abdomen, minutes after he swallowed them. I know it is not about realism and neither it is a documentary …. but really, can they just not make it all total unbelievable BS.
I also want to have some distance from the horrible rudeness in the Hawaii Five-0 fandom on social media, mostly instigated and driven by a group of “super fans” and their shipping cronies who think that they are entitled to pass judgement on what others do and say. Mostly for things that they and their close (shipping) friends are actually more ‘guilty’ of than anybody else. It is not really our policy to block people on social media, but at the end of last year I decided to banish on twitter most of those who “steal” our fun and enjoyment and also those who by their comments affiliate with those who do. It kind of made me sad to see people that have been with us from the start, listen to and follow demands of those advocating boycotts towards us for trivial stuff – mostly because of issues that they know nothing about. And I must say fangirl life is so much better for it. Now I can just enjoy the humour and good fun of the many who are still around on our timeline.
Don’t get me wrong, I still enjoy most of what Alex do on the show, and because of that I will not stop watching it. For me Alex is still doing a great job being Steve. Every week he brings his A-game, showing us Steve McGarrett in all his facets. I also think that the show this season in general, is somewhat better than the previous 3 seasons and it still provides me with some entertainment. The new characters bring a good freshness to the show. Unfortunately I think the 3 local full-time cast members are not being used to their full potential yet. I just struggle to get excited about any of it anymore. I guess it has been that way for me since they made a mockery of the seriousness of a liver transplant.
Of course, because Alex is Steve at the moment, we can not really ignore the show in total. And of course many of you still enjoy the show and would like to see things from it. For those reasons we will try to bring you as much pretty and maybe hopefully some fun posts about Steve from the show – maybe some like the old Orgasmometer posts again.
I guess what I am trying to say is that we will intensify our focus even more closely on just Alex, his public life and his work (present and past). Hopefully many of you will still enjoy what we do. And a big Thank You to those who stuck around during the quiet times and over the holidays.