Another one of the short magazine articles that we have not posted before …
At first all I saw was grey concrete and dirty skies.
Now I see the trees growing out of the concrete.
– Alex O’Loughlin (about LA)
Best known for Oyster Farmer, Alex O’Loughlin, 30, goes out with Holly Valance and has lived in LA for two years.
See him next in the film August Rush and TV series The Shield.
Q: What do you miss most about home?
Alex: I miss the sweetness of Australia – the air and water. And I get people-sick. I miss my son Saxon the most. He’s nine and lives in Byron Bay.
Q: Best kept secrets?
Alex: Supermarkets that give free samples of hot food. You can sneak back and back until you get half a belly full – Trader Joe’s has the best samples.
Q: Favourite getaway?
Alex: Joshua Tree National Park. I love going out there, rolling my swag out in the dirt under the stars, and waking up in the morning with coyotes looking at me.
Q: Most LA moment?
Alex: Auditioning for [the role of James] Bond. They had suits tailored for me, they cut my hair – it was full-on. Part of me was, this is the greatest moment of my life, and part of me was just laughing.
Q: Best benefits?
Alex: You can drive fast and guitars are cheap.