While Alex is taking a long break and moving on from his 10 year Hawaii Five-0 phase to the next stage of his career, I wonder if this thought is still with him?
I prefer to shine in a mediocre movie than to be un-noticed in a masterpiece.
26 May 2010
Or whether the tiresome work on Hawaii five-0 will let him decide to rather only write, direct or produce in the future? Or maybe retire from the entertainment world altogether?
Of course my wish for his future is that he will stay in the story telling business and be able to do it all, while still acting in it as well! Then he might be able to shine in his own masterpiece!
Many fans keep asking if Alex will be seen in something soon. Well, the fact is that if and whenever he decides to start a new project as an actor, it will take a while to actually see him in it. We will first have to wait and get news of him filming that project. So any career related new Alex news will first be of filming and interviews and articles of the new project – no screentime at first. Unless production is done in total secrecy – which rarely happens in Hollywood.
If the past is any indication and if he will move onto doing a movie, chances are that it can take as long as 2 years or even more before we might actually see him in it. Once filmed, movies can take a long time to be edited and released. And now with the global pandemic of the past two years, projects take even longer.
On the other hand, TV projects are released sooner and there it can take less time to see him again, once a project is announced and start production. But still, if anything is not announced by now, chances are that it will only be seen by next year.
And as for the constant wishes of him to be James Bond – my guess would be that that ship has sailed. Even if he still would have been interested, all the odds are against him. In 2005 when he auditioned for it he was regarded as too young and this time he will be too old to start it – and not Brittish enough I would guess. If chosen, he will then be only the 2nd non-Brit and the oldest ever to start as a Bond in history. Not good odds in that.
So what am I saying here? Fans will have to be patient and decide if they are here for the long haul, otherwise there will only be frustration for them.
Although it is not all full of excitement at the moment, it is easy to be here on the one hand. This is our hobby and we will keep on exploring the past work and things that we have not posted yet …. until the new stuff gets here to report on. And of course we will post any new news as soon as it is officially announced – that is always our first priority!
The not so easy part of being here, is craziness that comes along with running such a site as this while fans are waiting for something to happen with Alex’s career. The list of it all is endless and I decided to delete it rather than to share all the negativity. And many times some of the madness actually inspires me to do studies and posts, just to refute what has been said or done.
But I guess the good and the bad is all part of real life and online fan life as well. People will be people …..
Maybe the key to the happiness in it all lies in the difference between dealing with fans or fanatics:
A fan, according to the American Heritage College Dictionary, is “an ardent devotee, an enthusiast.”
Fanatic is defined as “a person marked by an extreme unreasoning enthusiasm, as for a cause.”
The distinction, then, apparently rests on whether the enthusiasm is ardent or unreasoning.
And maybe with all of the madness, one might forget that fandom is supposed to be fun and none of us should be taking any of it too seriously …
……. while we wait for Alex to shine!
Thank you to the Alex fans (the ardent reasonable devotees) who are sticking around!
And while we wait, you can always catch the summary of his known activities since end of H50 here: