#AlexOLoughlin talking about Hawaii

 

There’s an energy in the land here; they actually have a name for it. It’s called “Mana”. And it’s like the power of the Aina”; of the land.

And I don’t always feel it. Or I’m not always aware of it, because I get very busy 10 months of the year, frantically shooting, and trying to remember things. And trying not to get caught up in politics, you know.

But then when I stop, mainly in the off-seasons, I can go somewhere quiet, like this, and sort of tap back into it. And that’s what inspires me out here.

This place is very special. It’s a very special part of the world.

– Alex O’Loughlin 

Watch Magazine  Photoshoot

May 2017

 

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8 responses to “#AlexOLoughlin talking about Hawaii

  1. Joanita

    Já estou com muitas saudades de Alex na minha telinha de TV, Steve precisa aparecer de vez em quando com Dani e a 5.0 no Magnum PI,nós fãs precisamos muito desse carinho.
    I Love you ❤️ Alex ❤️🇧🇷.

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  2. Willow

    I love that Alex fell in love with Hawaii and I think Hawaii fell in love with Alex too. I vaguely remember Alex once saying that the Islands either push you away or pull you in. Sounds like Hawaii is deep in Alex’s soul. Love that Alex has put down deep roots inc the business venture with his awesome friends.

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  3. Willow. I agree with you I only wish we could hear or SEE him now and then!!!

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  4. CassG

    Hawaii is very beautiful and special and so is Alex. It’s the perfect place for him to be to live reflect and enjoy the beauty that inspires him. I hope he continues to fine inspiration as he now will be able to find the time to immerse himself more into the beauty and serenity of the island.❤

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  5. Cassiopea 1000

    “I vaguely remember Alex once saying that the Islands either push you away or pull you in.”

    It’s no secret that I do love Hawai’i. Not for the sun and beautiful beaches (I have plenty of these at home). Not because it’s Alex’s home (I loved the islands much before I knew he existed). Not for the mai tais in Waikiki, the leis, the luaus, the hula shows and all the touristic stuff. No, there is something else. I’m not half as good as Alex at describing what this land means to me, but it certainly pulled me in.

    I agree with Alex, it’s a very special part of the world, and he’s fortunate to have been able to make his home there. He’s now a kama’aina, no longer a mere haole.

    By the way, as a tourist I have been greeted hundreds of times with the so much overused word ‘Aloha’. But once, I had the opportunity to talk for a very long moment with a kanaka maoli, that is a native Hawaiian, and when I went, he said Aloha to me. And you know, it sort of gave me goose pimples, because he really said Aloha to me. It’s probably my best souvenir of my trips there. I’m aware it doesn’t make sense to most of you. Alex would be able to explain. Lucky he!

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  6. Cassiopea 1000

    “And trying not to get caught up in politics, you know.” Alex said that in May 2017.

    Now was it not at that time that GP and DDK were negotiating a raise of salary? I’ve always wondered what Alex, and Scott, for that matter, felt during that period. Were they pressured to take part in favor of GP and DDK? Did they feel that their demands were reasonable or out of place? We’ll never know.

    Not being a Scott fan, I don’t know if he has ever made any comment about this. Alex has made none. But it must have been at the very least awkward for him to work with his two co-stars knowing they were not satisfied and were ready to leave the show if they did not get what they wanted.

    I read somewhere that GP and DDK wanted to earn exactly the same as Alex, and that they decided to make a joint claim, threatening both to leave the show at the end of the season, as a mean to pressure CBS as the show was left without any relevant Asian-American star. Did anyone else read something in that line?

    I have my own opinion about the fees matter, but I have another question. I have always heard that US movies and TV shows have to have Afro-Americans, Latinos and Asian-Americans stars, as these ethnic groups are part of the whole American population, and that the Afro-Americans should not always be crooks or criminals, the Latinos drug dealers and the Asian-Americans members of the yakuza or a triad. Just to avoid discrimination, you know. That’s why Grover is a SWAT captain or Delko a valuable Cuban Miami CSI. Is that true?

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