#AlexOLoughlin – #H50 SOTB 2018

Another great interview of Alex with Ryan Kalei Tsuji from Star Advertiser on the red carpet at SOTB 2018 for Season 9.

Alex addressing one of the issues when doing a show for so long.

And also remember, it was done a day or two after this interview:

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

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Transcript

Ryan: We are moments away, ladies and gentlemen from talking to Steve McGarrett himself.

We are actually going to pan off this way. You can see Alex O’Loughlin is moments away. So we want to hear what you want to ask him.

Type in your questions right now in the comment section and we’ll be sure to ask Alex your question. For those of you watching right now on Facebook.

[Alex still talking to the previous reporter]

Ryan: And Alex, we are live here on the Honolulu Star-Advertiser.

Alex: Hi, how are you?

Ryan: Thank you so much for joining us.

Alex: Thank you.

Ryan: Nine seasons.

Alex: Yeah.

Ryan: Did you ever think when you started this journey, 10 years ago, that you would still be here today?

Alex: Ahh … I …. there’s no ….. I couldn’t possibly imagine this far ahead. Not that … not because I didn’t think we had it in us. But I think, you know, when you embark on something that …. this big, it’s a lot man.

It’s a lot of moving parts. It takes a village, you know. And it takes a community. Without all the people here, we’re not succeeding, you know.  And the people watching as well. And so, no, I didn’t.

I was like, “I wonder if we’ll make like Episode 2?

Ryan: [Laughs]

Alex: But yeah, here we are.

Ryan: What … what do you …  what would you say fans can look forward to seeing, this season? We have a lot of questions that’s coming in, asking about some cliffhangers that are happening. We have people asking….

Alex: [looking at the screen] There’s you and there’s me.

Ryan: That’s us …

Alex: Look at that suit!

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Ryan: Yeah, exactly [laughs]

Are you excited about doing the show …. does this continue to excite you? One of the fans asking.

Alex: Look it’s a really good question. Because there is such a thing as character fatigue. And at times it kind of can creep in. That has nothing to do with anything other than me …. and me inhibiting this dude for so long.

But yeah, you got to find ways to make it fresh. You got to find ways to sort of show up and shake … shake it off. 

And, you know, sort of take a nap and …. and … and come back and revisit  the material.

Because the thing is, no matter … no matter what’s on the page, it’s up to you as the actor to make it work, you know. And if it’s not working, or you feeling like I’m doing the same, then you’re not trying hard enough.  You’re not digging deep enough. You got to keep it…. So it’s a …

In that sense, it’s a lot of work for me, personally. Because I like the work. I like to …. I like to pull it apart and give it everything I can. But yeah. Yeah.

Ryan: Final question. You have been doing this again for nine seasons. Sort of living, also in Hawaii all that time as well….

[Brake in transmission]

Ryan: We know that you are Australian, but you speak English obviously as you character. And can you do a Pidgin accent? And can you say something for our fans in Pidgin?

Alex: No, I wouldn’t … my wife is around here somewhere. And I swear to god, if I start talking Pidgin, she will come in and knock me ….

Ryan: Okay. That’s actually …

Alex: …. on my ass.

Ryan: If you can’t do it, it’s probably best …

Alex: I can kind of do it. And I’ve been practicing. And when my kids were really little ….

You don’t understand. I can do a lot off … I can do a lot of accents. Pidgin’s very hard. And it’s not just, “Do Pidgin”. There’s like …..

[Break in transmission]

… you know.

Ryan: Okay. Okay. That are different to yours.

Alex: Yeah.

Ryan: So we need a few more years and then we’ll ask you that question in two more years.

Alex: You know what, give me another nine years, I promise, I’ll give you a little demo.

Ryan: You heard it here, he’ll talk Pidgin in nine years.

Alex, enjoy tonight.

Thank you so much for joining us.

And again, Alex O’Loughlin joining us here….

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8 responses to “#AlexOLoughlin – #H50 SOTB 2018

  1. CassG

    Haven’t been in touch for a bit but I have seen all your posts. Thank you and Paula for keeping Alex still very much with us. Hopefully he will be with us in something new and fantasic as only he can do. Also, thank you for all the beautiful and amazing pics of him. Extremely handsome, talented, and sorely missed in live action.😔 We remain hopeful though.😌

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  2. Kasie

    as though English isn’t spoken in Australia…

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  3. Cassiopea 1000

    How I love his drive to fight character fatigue! This is a problem many actors must have faced after a number of seasons in their shows, but not all of them, mentioning no names, have been able to deal with it.

    Alex was realistic and lucid enough to see that the problem lied in him, and that it was up to him to shake it off. And his “freshening” techniques certainly worked, as he was an excellent McG up to the very last epi.

    BTW, I hope he never takes up speaking pidgin. I have enough with understanding him when he is in his Aussie mood!

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    • Happy Days

      I don’t really know all that much about Scott Caan as a person, but it does have to be said that his ‘character fatigue’ set in pretty early on in the show and he didn’t even have the good grace to try and hide it. You have to give it to Alex, as so many people have said (the evidence is conscientiously reported on this site when fellow actors or behind the scenes people have posted this very sentiment about Alex on their Twitter accounts etc) – he never phoned it in, even though Lord knows he must have been sorely tempted after so many years of gruelling filming and navigating the ‘hidden’ politics that we now know were happening all along. He has too much respect for the fans and the whole ‘community’ involved in the show. I am not trying to bash the other actors, but it was as clear as day that they didn’t have the same respect for the show or the people of Hawaii. And I guess that’s why this site exists and you lovely ladies don’t mind putting your hearts and souls into keeping it running. And for that we salute you as well as Alex . . .

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      • Yes, I definitely would not spend so much of my time on anybody who’s got no respect or time for his fans.
        This is my hobby and there is no use having a hobby without it being fun and an escape from real life.
        And Alex is a worthwhile escape for me!

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    • Well said. I think, everybody knows fatigue in any job. That´s normal, esp. when the job is physically and mentally exhausting on top of it. I love his honesty. Many actors would have told how great the job is and bla bla bla. I´m not saying, he didn´t like his job. He was just not talking that Hollywood teflon style. And he admits, it´s his probleme. No explaination, no excuse and no attempt to put the blame on anything else like f.e. bad writing like I have read other actors doing. I think, that´s a good attitude (and I´d like to have his energy) and the result was awesome.
      And I´d like to watch Malia knock him somewhere. 😛 😀 Nah, we don´t need him speak Pidgin. He can´t do that to us. 😀 😉

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  4. Because the thing is, no matter … no matter what’s on the page, it’s up to you as the actor to make it work, you know. <-This!
    This is what I’m saying for years. You can’t blame a shitty performance on writing. It’s your job as an actor to make a one dimensional character multi dimensional. To bring fresh layers. To make your portray of a character human, versatile. And for this you need commitment, kindness, decency ( because teamwork!!!) and a huge amount of talent. And that’s Alex. Carrying the load of the show for years, made it work. Because it’s not about him alone. But it was his talent and work ethic that made it last.

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