For this one we go right to the beginning, to where it all started for Hawaii Five-0 – Sunset On The Beach #1 in 2010.
We included two videos to cover most of the event of that first Premiere.
Both also included short interviews with Alex.
Malika: I’ve got Alex O’Loughlin here with me.
Alex: [Alex waves to somebody]
Malika: So, what is it like being here in Hawaii, doing a show like this?
Alex: It’s amazing. It’s even more amazing seeing this in Hawaii. I mean you don’t sort of think about Red Carpets and huge crowds in Hawaii.
So it’s …. I’m seeing all this and I’m seeing the… the sunset and the ocean. It’s crazy.. it’s amazing … it’s amazing
Malika: You’ve been to premieres before I’m assuming – Have you ever been to a premiere like this, under the stars?
Alex: No … no … it’s …. Like I said, it’s amazing. I didn’t know what to expect … and it’s … I’m really touched and really excited to be a part of this. I think it’s a …. It’s such a great show and I’m just really glad to be here.
Malika: So, I know you’ve gotten this question a lot, but the difference between what it was and what it is now. What do you think people are really going to appreciate, and what is new?
Alex: Look, I think … you know the old show was a long time ago. And that was a whole different time in television. You know, we have a lot of new technology, we have a lot of ….
Like TV today is a very different animal. And we’ve got all the good stuff that we have in TV making and film making today, and we’ve got a reboot of all these characters that we’ve grown to love over the years. And so, we brought it together and we’ve got a great show coming your way.
Malika: It’s a little sexier too, huh?
Alex: I think so.
Do you have to speak Pidgin on the show?
Alex: A little bit, but I’m not very good at it. I speak Mandarin in the Pilot too. I still don’t know what I said.
Malika: [Laughs] Well, thank you so much for that interview
Alex: You’re welcome.
Malika: We’ll let you go along. I know you are a very busy man at this point.
Back to you guys Keahi and Tannya.
This is only the transcript from the first part of the video of Alex’s interview.
On the rest of the video there is also an interview with Peter Lenkov, Bob Orci and Alex Kurtzman.
Link to video
- On her blog, Malika later wrote:
The highlight and the absolutely most terrifying thing that’s ever happened to me LIVE was interviewing the star, Alex O’Loughlin, who plays Steve McGarrett. I wasn’t pegged as someone on the news team that would be interviewing the big stars but I guess I was in the right place at the right time.
I was standing on the red carpet and Alex walked up… all of a sudden, through my IFB (ear piece), I hear my producer yelling in my ear! He’s screaming “grab him! grab him!”… I was so startled, I literally just obeyed my orders and reached out to grab his arm. My heart was pounding… this was LIVE… and I had not prepared questions for the stars since I didn’t anticipate interviewing them.
The rest was a blur… it was thrilling and awesome and one of those moments I’ll remember forever
- The second video is a beautiful report by Heidi Chang about the Premiere:
Heidi Chang takes you to the world premiere of the new Hawaii Five-0, Hawaiian style. Meet the show’s cast members: Alex O’Loughlin, Scott Caan, Daniel Dae Kim, Grace Park and Taryn Manning as they stroll down the red carpet on Waikiki Beach, and also the shows executive producers: Peter Lenkov, Robert Orci and Alex Kurtzman.
Also joining them on stage: the daughters of Leonard Freeman, who created the original show, and the president of CBS Television studios, David Stapf. CBS and the City and County of Honolulu put on a special Sunset on the Beach event to celebrate the series’ reboot, featuring island musicians including Willie K, Makana, Tamaine Gardner, and the University of Hawaii Marching Band playing the iconic Hawaii Five-0 theme song. Heidi Chang produced, wrote and narrated the Hawaii Five-0 Premiere Special for Honolulu Municipal Television. Mahalo to the Hawaii Five-0 cast and crew, entertainers and fans, who made this such a fun and cool premiere! And thank you for watching. Aloha.
- Here is what Alex had to say on the red carpet in the video:
Alex: I’m humbled. I’m deeply grateful. And I’m really overwhelmed. But it’s amazing. I mean, I feel … I feel like I’m a part of the community, you know.
I’ve been here for a while now. I’ve been here for a few months and I’ve kind of felt like an outsider. And tonight I feel like …. It’s awesome.
- As part of the video, there are short interviews with the main cast, as well as the producers. They also acknowledge the actors from the old Hawaii Five-O who were present.
- The main cast members were welcomed on stage by Peter Lenkov, and Daniel Dae Kim was given the opportunity to thank everybody.
Link to video: