HonoluluStar-Advertiser film and television reporter Mike Gordon interviews “Hawaii Five-0” star Alex O’Loughlin on the red carpet during the season four “Sunset on the Beach” premiere in Waikiki, Hawaii, on Thursday, 26 September 2013.For – Star-Advertiservideo by Stefanie Nakasone.
Mike: What do you think of this crowd tonight?
Alex: You know what, I feel like I say the same thing in a lot of interviews, cause I am asked very similar questions and no not at all. But it is a very valid question and it should be the prominent question.
I get to this thing every year and I am gobsmacked, you know.
Mike: You’re what?
Alex: I’m gobsmacked. I am always waiting to roll up and there is like a few drunken bums on the beach and a couple of tourists that fell asleep in the sun.
Alex: I mean look at this. People have come from all over the world.
Here’s the thing about what happens tonight, that I think is the most important part of tonight – The most important thing about this show is that we get to employ hundreds and hundreds and hundreds of local people. Okay?
Alex: And we get to keep money in the local economy. And we get to feed young Hawaiian families. And we get to pay young Hawaiian mortgages. And we get to send young Hawaiian .. [Oh ..there’s my phone] …. and we get to send young Hawaiian people to good schools, because their parents are working, right? That’s the most important thing about the show.
The most important thing about tonight is that there’s people from all over the world who are representatives of the fan base of Hawaii Five-0, who travel all this way, once a year to show everybody else how much we love you the rest of the world.
Mike: Would you have ever expected after the first season and the big event here, that you would still be drawing crowds on the beach?
Alex: Dude, I did not expect it the first season. You know, I was like …. We are doing a TV show. You know what I mean? We’re not the Oscars, you know. We do what we do. It’s …. I can’t put into words what … how amazing it is to me, you know.
Mike: I couldn’t think of another show that does this. I figure this is unique in TV.
Alex: Yeah, I don’t … I don’t think there is one, and that’s why I know what you are saying. ‘Cos if there was one, I could go online and look at the interviews from the actors, and copy what they say. [Laughs]
Mike: So what can the fans expect from tonight’s episode?
Alex: I haven’t seen it.
Mike: You haven’t seen it?
Alex: I can’t remember what I did.
A lot of stuff happens. There is like a hostage takeover. Catherine like, gets into big trouble. And there’s some pretty gnarly stuff going on with Wo Fat.
Mike: Yeah. He …..
Alex: Did you watch the last one, last season?
Alex: We pick up where we left off. So, hold onto your hat.
Mike: So this season is going to be …… What can we expect from this season overall?
Alex: Well, I’ve only been teased to episode 10 myself, but we have got a lot of developments and characters. We have got a lot of developments and characters arcs. Relationships. Catherine and McGarrett relationship is going strong. She gets spanners thrown into her personal life. We look at how the relationship deals with that. Things she doesn’t know that McGarrett does. McGarrett starts trying to find out whether Wo Fat is maybe related to him.
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