This past week on The Story & Craft Podcast with Marc Preston, he talked with Beulah Koale. They talked about lots of stuff and of course his time on Hawaii Five-0 as well.
It is worth your while to listen to the full podcast and make sure to click on the link to get to it, but of course, our interest would be of what he had to say about his Big Bro, Al.
While listening to the full broadcast it is easy to understand why Alex and Beulah became friends and will be close for many more years to come.
We made our own short video of the audio parts of the podcast where Beulah talked about Alex.
Beulah: Me and Al – Me and Alex, we were meant to be best friends. So we talk to each other … almost every week, even now.
Beulah: Yeah, yeah, I talk to him. He’s my big Bro. Like … I maybe have known him the shortest amount of time. Me and Alex are like this.
And we connected. I don’t know if it’s the New Zealand /Australia thing, but we connected on a different level.
Beulah: Every time I go to Hawaii, I will go over to the house and we talk ….
Marc: So he, he stayed … he kind of posted up in Hawaii and kind of made it home?
Beulah: Yeah, yeah, yeah. He’s got a family there. His beautiful wife. He’s got Hawaiian Kids. You know, half Hawaiian kids. That’s his … yeah, that’s his home.
Beulah: I walk over to Al’s house and we would just like … I would jump into his ice bath and just hang … you know, hang with the kids.
Marc: I know, Alex O’Loughlin, he directed at least a couple of episodes of Hawaii Five-0 I think. What’s it like to be directed by somebody that you are actually acting with, and they give them the reins of an episode? What’s that like?
Beulah: Yeah, it was awesome, because he’s my best mate. But, like … if you look back on those episodes, I was heavily in those episodes. And that was on request. Because he knows I’m his guy.
Like, I got married … I came to New Zealand and got married and I’m … I told the production in advance, I’m getting married during this time, I need a couple of weeks off. And then Al directs an episode, like the week after I get married. And I have to fly from New Zealand. I’m like, “Man I have to … I just got married, bro …”
So I got married – the day after I got married I fly to Hawaii to shoot Al’s episode. Because that’s how much I love this guy. That’s my …. that’s my guy for life, so.
I think he always asks for me because he knows, I’ll run through a brick wall for him. And vice versa.
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Thank you again to Marc Preston of The Story & Craft Podcast! for doing this interview.
Maybe Marc or somebody else like him, will sit down with Alex as well, to talk about this career ….. a fangirl can only hope.