#AlexOLoughlin – Parting Words as Kevin Hiatt on The Shield – 2006

 Just another short little Alex video clip from 12 years ago that we wanted to add to our archive.

In a number of interviews over the years, Alex made it clear, just how much he learned, and how much he enjoyed his time on The Shield.

  • Alex O’Loughlin’s parting words on the set while wrapping Season 6 of The Shield, in which he guest starred as Det. Kevin Hiatt in 7 episodes (first aired only a year later in  April-June 2007).

Question:  Any parting words for the off season?

Alex: Parting words.

CCH Pounder [Off camera]: Don’t cry.

Alex: [Play-acting as if crying]

I’m actually kind of really sad …. I’m really sad to …. to …. to wrap this. I don’t want to go as you can see.

I’m still standing here. It’s been … you know … I want to … usually I’d make light of a moment like this, but in all seriousness …I’ve …. this has been the most amazing experience.

Alex: Seven episodes on The Shield in 2006. Never have I learned so much about acting, or working collaboratively with other artists as I have in this time.

It’s been f*cking amazing. So, I’m really ….. I’m ecstatic. And I’m sad. See you. I hope …. Maybe they’ll bring me back next year.

[Jokingly] Vote, vote …. Vote.

CCH Pounder [with some dry humour]: Oh, unfortunately this is not American Idol. He’s out of here.

Link to the Video:

  • Just to bring this into perspective, this is what Alex had to say when asked about his time on The Shield while doing a Moonlight interview a year later:

IGN TV: Did this bring you away from The Shield? Had you planned on staying longer?

Alex: Let me tell you, when you do a show like The Shield you’re mad if you don’t plan on staying longer. They asked if they could have an option [to keep him longer] and I said, You can have as many options as you want, Shawn Ryan, you’re incredible.” Essentially the deal was for seven episodes, which is what I ended up doing with the character of Kevin Hiatt.

They did talk about an option, but at that stage they weren’t sure where the show was going and if it was going into another season, and if so what that season was going to be about and the journey of Vic Mackey.

All the episodes I did there was so much emphasis on Vic being squeezed out of the Strike Team, so…I got this role on Moonlight and I thought, ‘Oh, now I don’t think I can option on The Shield.

If they even choose to go that way. But I got my own show, so you really got to do it.

You can read the rest of what he said here: Moonlighting with Alex O’Loughlin: IGN TV Interview – August 2007



Filed under Alex O´Loughlin, Interviews, The Shield, Transcript

9 responses to “#AlexOLoughlin – Parting Words as Kevin Hiatt on The Shield – 2006

  1. Reblogged this on alex the manDeniseolo's Blog and commented:
    Love kevin


  2. D. Havard

    Got to see him on The Shield a few weeks ago. Amazing man!


  3. CassG

    I was in and out on The Shield not watching consistently! I was obviously out when Alex was in to my regret! 😞 I only became aware of gorgeous Alex with H50 and I have to this date never missed an episode!!😍😍😍 After H50 I did acquire the Moonlight DVD, saw a couple of his movies, and saw him on Criminal Minds but there is still more of his work I have not seen!! I definitely intend to cause I love me some Alex!!!!❤❤❤❤


  4. Lulu

    It was a good role for Alex. And, of course, the hot chair scene was great!


  5. gracenotpark

    I loved him on TheShield…I did not, in general, love TheShield itself. I watched on and off over the years, and Alex was my favorite part.

    I guess Moonlight opened a door for him. Had he stayed on TheShield, he’d have opened a different door. Who knows which would’ve worked out better, but he seems pretty happy with his fate these days. So I think it worked out.

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    • I agree GNP. THE SHIELD was very violent and not “my thing tho’ I did admire the acting which was of the highest caliber , I tuned in to see Alex as the most dynamic{as in HOT] and gorgeous actor on the tele at that time !!!


  6. I did not watch The Shield either because of the violence so I missed Alex at the time. I got the S6 DVD much later, but only to see the 7 epis he’s in. A good thing there were 7 only. Being in ML as the leading actor was good for his career. He could show he ‘s good at acting!


    • CassG

      Thanks Cassiopea for the info about the DVD! I was going to inquire if anyone could let me know which season of The Shield AOL appeared in because I wanted to see if I could order the DVD! My quest starts today thanks to you!!😊😊😊😊


  7. vanduyn

    You can tell Alex loved his time on The Shield but I would always give that up to see him as Mick 🙂


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