Daily Archives: July 5, 2021

#AlexOLoughlin & #ScottCaan – Talking about #H50 (2018)

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Alex: [Talking about the first episode of Season 9] Well, they’re going to put me into an orange suit. And we’re gonna … we’re gonna go it ….

It’s a big …. it’s a big …. It’s based on the original pilot of the show actually, which I never saw.

Which is kind of interesting, ‘cos television and story telling … television was very different back then, than it is now. So it’s kind of like a combination of strange old style sets have been redone. And … and … and this new show that we do now, but ….

Question: What else is coming up in Season 9 that fans can be excited about?

Scott: [Sighing deep] … aah, you know ….

Voice: 200th episode

Scott: What’s that?

Voice: The 200th episode. It’s the 200th episode.

Scott: Oh yeah, we’re dressed like, you know …. like we’re from the 40’s. So we have this really interesting …. I mean you  …. I don’t want to say it’s interesting. You guys got to be the judge of that. But we flash back to the 40’s and we get to play these characters from the 40’s. Which is …

Alex: Yeah, it’s good.

Scott: It’s a tough question to ask us. Because we’ve been doing so many episodes that they all just seem like the same thing. So … you know what I mean, it’s all just a big …..

Alex: Which I’m at …it’s … it’s this … that’s why this one kind of stands out a little more to me, because it’s essentially …

Scott: ..because we are dressed funny.

Alex: … because we are dressed funny. And it’s a dream sequence so we’re kind of talking funny a little bit too.

Scott: yeah.

Alex: And it’s just ….. We were able to kind of just … make a little bit of a departure  away from what we do each day and do something a little different, that’s still sort of in the ballpark. But it’s fun. I’m having fun. You having fun?

Scott: Right now? Yeah.

Question: [Laughs] So, you know since we’re from Canada, people want to hear about Meaghan. She’s been here a year, into her second season. How’s that going?

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Alex: We’re not going to talk about her. We’re talking about us. She did a 75 minute interview talking about herself. 

Scott: I love Meaghan. I love Meaghan. She … to me she’s a … a … she’s the reason to watch the new episodes, because … for us it was like a breath of fresh air – an awesome, talented, funny young lady to hang around with and act with. And so,  i’m … I’m a big fan of Meaghan. That’s why I’m still here.

Question: Combination and the way the writers have given you dialogue, or the way that you create dialogue is one of the favourite parts of the show, that everybody seems .. en …. endeared to and they enjoy so much. Talk about that a little bit.

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Scott: I mean that’s my favourite part of doing the show. Getting to play around with him and pretend. And a relationship that … between us and the writers come up with. It’s … you know, that’s  …

The solving cases is a little less interesting for us, because it’s a little more detail. And the gun goes here and this goes there. But the relationship between us is when we’re really having a good time. I mean, if it looks like … if it looks like fun, it’s because we’re actually having fun. You know, those are the fun parts of doing the show for.

Alex: I think when we read the pilot, nine years ago now, it was like Scott and I both kind of … we were riffing a bit and playing around. Well we were reading the words, but it was evident that we both had a similar energy when it comes to sort of finding rhythms in … in the different parts of the story.

And … and that leads to things like ad-lib, till it gets to the point where you are actually having fun. It’s not ….  I don’t know how to fake having fun. It’s not something that’s . So … we … we … I don’t know how much of it ends up in the show either – I struggle watching myself, so i don’t do that. But it’s .. I … I … yeah, it’s enjoyable work.

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My Thoughts

  • Alex’s hand in bandage is part of their make-up for the 200th episode.
  • And also the wedding ring was part of the character he played in the dream sequence.
  • Funny to see the toothpick he used for this character, tucked on top of Alex’s ear.
  • As it is sometimes the case, we cannot always be sure how much of what they say can be taken seriously – as you can see with the funny comment from Alex, about not talking about Canadian actress Meaghan – pulling the interviewer from Canada’s leg a bit there.

For some reason I have never seen this interview before.

I wrote a number of thoughts about the interview, which I deleted.

In the end I felt it might have been a bit harsh.

Any thoughts from you guys about it?


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