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This is social media me. Having some fun as an Alex O'Loughlin fangirl, together with my partner in crime, Neropatti Paula.

And POOF there goes our #AlexOLoughlin An Intense Study @Facebook Page.

After so many Alex O’Loughlin fan pages on Facebook were unpublished in the last year, we did everything in our power to protect our own blog Facebook page from malicious so-called Alex fans – unfortunately, it did not work!

A huge CONGRATULATION to those “fans” who made it their life’s purpose to “clean up” the Alex O’Loughlin Fan Pages!

Together with Facebook’s wonderful policies, you have destroyed so many beautiful fan pages with years of beautiful posts about Alex’s career on them. And given the scammers the upper hand on there!

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One of our first thoughts has been to leave Facebook permanently and no longer share anything there. But that would only play into the hands of those who want to cause the fandom harm. We will therefore be sharing all our posts, pictures, and videos on our brand new Facebook Group. 

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You are welcome to follow us there. This will be our first post there!

And remember under every post here on the blog, there is a share button, where you can share any of our posts directly to your own Facebook pages and groups, etc.

Until we get a final answer from Facebook about our page, we will not yet delete any links to our original page. But if we can’t restore it, we will have to make updates on the broken links on all our pages and posts. (And that will take a loooooong time)

Always sad that everything fun needs to be destroyed by simple-minded individuals.

BUT let’s forget about them and carry on with what brings us pleasure – sharing Alex with other fellow fans!!

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240 Days of #AlexOLoughlin as #H50 Steve McGarrett (Part 21)

These daily episodic posts that we do, with the quotes, illustrate a small part of Alex’s path over the 10 years while he was on the show. It shows what he looked like and how he felt at certain times.

According to each of our circumstances over years, we all change how we might feel. It is important to remember that what is said about how we feel, will not always stay the same. For that reason, we always share the dates with quotes – in order for it to be seen as part of a specific time and period – not as something Alex might have said at some stage, that will stay that way, always.   

If I say I am tired today, I am not tired every day for the rest of my life. I might have a back problem today, that will be better and healed in a few weeks or months. I might feel disheartened at my job today, but a new project might show up that revives my interest. My children might be small today, but they grow up and won’t need me the same way like they do today ….

I hope you get the gist of what I am trying to illustrate. And please remember it when you read quotes of what Alex said over the years. 

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We continue sharing the social media posts of the past weeks.

Remembering the 240 episodes of Hawaii Five-0 by sharing a picture from each episode together with some thoughts shared by Alex and others at the time and over the years ……

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“I think that that [fame]was the drive but I don’t know why, because I hate celebrity. The minute I got a taste of it, I was like, oh, this has nothing to do with anything. I think for me, it was very important to go to the heart of all that stuff and see it from close up to realise that that wasn’t what I wanted.” – Alex O’Loughlin, The Sydney Morning Herald, 27 Oct 2016

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“It’s taken a toll that I don’t think is worth the money and I wish I had made different decisions from the beginning. Now it’s all gone, and a part of me has become one of those actors that I used to look at and go, oh, what’s wrong with him? If you don’t become the guy that immediately has really staunch boundaries, you get really hurt, you get taken advantage of.”  – Alex O’Loughlin, The Sydney Morning Herald, 27 Oct 2016

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“There is a lot you don’t get to understand or comprehend until you find yourself in a work environment needing to juggle six cats. Needing to retain huge amounts of dialogue, getting through a giant page count and being able to compartmentalise.” – Alex O’Loughlin, The Sydney Morning Herald, 27 Oct 2016

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The first few jobs, not only was I shit, but I felt relatively overwhelmed. I’ve never been as overwhelmed as I have on this job but I’ve never managed anything as well as I’ve managed this, I think.” – Alex O’Loughlin, The Sydney Morning Herald, 27 Oct 2016

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“I called him [Walton Goggins]  panicking, and he was like, would you relax? He said you can show up every day and hit your mark, and save yourself the pain, the trouble and the stress, or you can care as much as you do, until the final breath of the show, and become better than you are. This was an opportunity for a master’s degree in front of the camera. And it was one of the more important things anyone said to me when I came on to this. I really took those words on board, and I’ve tried to approach it like that and think like a director all the time and learn as much as I can.” – Alex O’Loughlin, The Sydney Morning Herald, 27 Oct 2016

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“I’m blessed into these islands. I’ve got a [Hawaiian] name, my children have Hawaiian names, I’m married to a Hawaiian girl. It holds incredible significance to me. I don’t ever want to leave it. I don’t know what I want to do. I don’t know if I want to to keep doing this. Yeah, maybe [I would give up acting]. I don’t know. I’m just being honest.” – Alex O’Loughlin, The Sydney Morning Herald, 27 Oct 2016

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“I don’t think there’s a destination in this [but] I’m well on my way to become the man that I hoped I would become one day, a man that reflects similar qualities to the men that I’ve looked up to in my life. And that is a direct result of the people that I’ve had the good fortune to be in contact with, befriend, get close to, and a lot of that has been because I have had this great opportunity on this show.”  – Alex O’Loughlin, The Sydney Morning Herald, 27 Oct 2016

Picture from #HawaiiFive0 Episode 7:14 – Broadcast on 20 Jan. 2017

You can read the full article of where these quotes are from here:

#H50: #AlexOLoughlin on playing the Hollywood game

Over the years we have seen how Alex tends to be more forthcoming and open in interviews with Australian reporters.

There are many of us who can’t wait to read a new interview with Alex and to hear his thoughts and feelings at present – after resting, recuperating, spending time with family, and having time to explore other parts of his creativity and his hunger to tell stories. 

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240 Days of #AlexOLoughlin as #H50 Steve McGarrett (Part 20)

We continue sharing the social media posts of the past weeks.

Remembering the 240 episodes of Hawaii Five-0 by sharing a picture from each episode together with some thoughts shared by Alex and others at the time and over the years ……

We are at the start of the last 4 Seasons of Hawaii Five-0. And we have Steve after receiving a liver transplant – continuing his active life as if nothing happened …….. 

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“It was very nice, thank you. Yeah, I actually took the off season off and went abroad with my family. It was .. it was very nice, thank you. I went to Italy and France. We were there for a month.” – Alex O’Loughlin, Blessing Ceremony, 6 July 2016

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“All the SEALs I know that a ….. like actual SEALs. No [laughs] ….  actors pretending to be SEALs, this stuff doesn’t faze them. They’re like “I had a liver transplant. And you know, it seems pretty good.” It’s kind of crazy, so … I’m not going to play …. I’m not going to play it any differently.” – Alex O’Loughlin, Sunset on the Beach, September 2016

Picture from #HawaiiFive0 Episode 7:02 – Broadcast on 30 Sep. 2016

Here is the link to the transcript of the full interview from which this quote came –

#AlexOLoughlin Talks Exciting #H50 Season 7 to ET Canada

It is a pity we don’t hear the actual question here, but as Alex started talking and with his silly laugh and mocking expression on his face and in his voice, I felt that he was a bit uncomfortable and amused (or maybe not amused) with how the show just continued with SEAL Steve, hitting the post-liver transplant ground and running … yes, literally running!

I know the show was never realistic about medical issues and the handling of serious injuries, but adding to this list, the mockery that they made of something like transplant medicine, something that is close to Alex’s heart, was just a bit much for me personally.

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“I love coming home and … to Hawaii and having these … these a …. these little sprinkles on us in the important moments.  It’s funny … it sort of doesn’t … Every time we do something important. Whether someone is born, or we’re burying someone special or we’re blessing in the show, it’s like … you know, ke akua is right there with us.”  – Alex O’Loughlin, Blessing Ceremony, July 2016

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“I think if we get through these two seasons and finish with an eighth season I think it would be an incredible feather in all of our caps and something to be proud of so I’m just focused at the moment on getting through seven and making it into eight.” – Alex O’Loughlin, NEWS.COM.AU, 15 October 2016

Picture from #HawaiiFive0 Episode 7:04 – Broadcast on 14 Oct. 2016

At this stage, looking at his thoughts and physical condition back then, it seems hard to believe that Alex actually not only finished that season (7) but actually went on to do three (8, 9 & 10) more after that ……

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“Our stunts have always been pretty gnarly. I mean, we’ve been up for Emmys and stuff for the stunt sequences that we do. And I’m less involved in those stunt sequences now, because I got so badly hurt. And I’ve been trying to figure out this back injury now. And that’s been the one that sort of really stopped me.” Alex O’Loughlin, SOTB Sept 2016

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This was the first time we actually heard about his serious back injury.

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“I signed on for another two (seasons), which is this year and next year, series seven and eight, and I don’t know if I can sustain any more than that just physically. I’ve taken so many physical hits on this show, my back is pretty bad and I’ve got a lot of fixing I’ve got to do. I’ve got to fix my body.” – Alex O’Loughlin, NEWS.COM.AU, 15 October 2016

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“Whether or not I would have admitted it at the time, what I wanted to experience was fame. I wanted to make some money, but I wanted to really just be in the running at the higher level. I wanted to be on billboards and I wanted people to go, “Oh, that’s that guy.”” – Alex O’Loughlin, The Sydney Morning Herald, 27 Oct 2016

Picture from #HawaiiFive0 Episode 7:07 – Broadcast on 4 Nov. 2016

Yes, of course, we all would like some recognition for our hard work and what we might achieve with it. In an actor’s case, it is things like awards or billboards (and a good salary) that reward them for all the time and effort they put into their craft. And Alex is no different from any other ……

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240 Days of #AlexOLoughlin as #H50 Steve McGarrett (Part 19)

We continue sharing the social media posts of the past weeks.

Remembering the 240 episodes of Hawaii Five-0 by sharing a picture from each episode together with some thoughts shared by Alex and others at the time and over the years ……

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“A vacation episode would be nice, where all McGarrett does is sit on the beach and gets served mimosas and get his feet rubbed.” – Alex O’Loughlin, TV Week, March 2016

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“I just think (executive producer Peter Lenkov’s) got these bets going about how long he can torture McGarrett with these women, so we’ll see.” – Alex O’Loughlin,  News.com.AU,  9 February 2016

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“Stunts, I did many the first year. As an athlete, to challenge myself, but also for professionalism and to justify my fee. Now, I slowed down, but I still do a good amount. Even if it means taking a long time to recover!” – Alex O’Loughlin, TeleZ Article, 12 March 2016

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“As a younger person, I loved travelling and being in a different setting! I can spend hours observing nature. In Hawaii, I have a front-row seat! And, don’t forget that I am an actor. By definition, it is someone who is able to adapt.” – Alex O’Loughlin, TeleZ Article, 12 March 2016

Picture from #HawaiiFive0 Episode 6:22 – Broadcast on 29 Apr. 2016

 

A hundred more days to go ….

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“I don’t think organ donation is something people talk about much because it can be confusing. Sometimes even people who are registered organ donors can feel like they should change their mind after a while. Talking about it, the importance of it, and the impact organ donation can have on the lives of others brings us back to the real reasons we become passionate about it. Because it’s an opportunity to do something incredibly powerful.”– Alex O’Loughlin, Taylor’s Gift Foundation, 7 April 2016

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 “This whole ‘Being Human’ thing, it’s the toughest gig in town. And I mean it, it really is an enormous challenge. Being human and walking the earth is a tough ask and if we can give each other a little help along the way then I say we do. We are after all, essentially all the same. To Outlive Yourself means making a difference in the lives of others.” – Alex O’Loughlin, Taylor’s Gift Foundation, 7 April 2016

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“The other cast rush off and are eager to do (movies) but I just want to hang out with my kids, with my dog and my wife and relax. By the time I get to the end of each season, I’m pretty run down … 25 episodes, that’s a lot of TV to do in 10 months. I need to just get my body back, eating and training and catching up on sleep.” – Alex O’Loughlin, News.com.AU,  9 February 2016

Picture from #HawaiiFive0 Episode 6:25 – Broadcast on 13 May 2016

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240 Days of #AlexOLoughlin as #H50 Steve McGarrett (Part 18)

Just a reminder to those who keep asking what Alex has been doing since Hawaii Five 0 ended – we have a page with links to all of the few public pictures, articles, and interviews with Alex during this time.

You can find it here: 

#AlexOLoughlin Diary (# 7): Beyond #H50 (April 2020 – ….. )

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We continue sharing the social media posts of the past weeks.

Remembering the 240 episodes of Hawaii Five-0 by sharing a picture from each episode together with some thoughts shared by Alex and others at the time and over the years ……

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“Well, at first it’s a little overwhelming, because she’s Carol Burnett. And it’s like, “Oh my goodness. How ….?” And ….. very quickly…. specially with someone like Carol, she’s so grounded and humble and amazing. And very, very quickly you are put at ease as an actor and as a person.”  – Alex O’Loughlin, Set Interview, Dec 2015

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 “I think to myself, “What am I going to do when this is over?” I don´t want to leave Hawaii, so … I mean, the longer the show goes, the less I have to worry about those sort of,  practical, like a day in the life, sort of things. But …. I’m very grateful, very glad.” – Alex O’Loughlin, Blessing Ceremony, July 2015

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“I saw a t-shirt once that said, “Don’t mistake my aloha for weakness”. And that kind of sums up Hawaii for me, you know. Because the aloha is so deep, and it means something so very real. But you have to be a part of it to understand it. You have to …. And by the way, if you don’t have it in you, you’re never going to understand.” Alex O’Loughlin, Sunset on the Beach #6, 12 September 2015

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“Here’s the thing to me, Hawaii is a lot like Australia in a lot of fundamental ways. Like with my friends in Australia and the way I was brought up in the way we live.”Alex O’Loughlin, Sunset on the Beach #6 on 12 September 2015

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“The most important thing is family. And the only things that matter are integrity and honesty. And living with aloha. But real aloha.”Alex O’Loughlin, Sunset on the Beach #6 on 12 September 2015

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“Hollywood is not exactly a hot bed of mental health, and I include myself in that. There’s not exactly super secure people everywhere. So having relationships, and when you have to travel so much, it’s tricky.” – Alex O’Loughlin, TV Week, March 2016

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[Marriage is] “The best. It is totally different to what I thought it would be. I was sort of scared at first. But if you’re in it, and you don’t have a foot out the door – it is the most incredible thing and everything just gets better.” – Alex O’Loughlin, TV WeekMarch 2016

Picture from #HawaiiFive0 Episode 6:18 – Broadcast on 1 Apr. 2016

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