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Scott: Scott how can you describe Alex? And Alex, how can you describe Scott?
I think this dude is a solid Mensch of a man.

Alex: That’s nice. Thanks man.

Scott: Okay. Bring it.

Alex: Dude.

Scott: You’ve got to say me now.

Alex: He’s one of my best buddies, man. And you know what’s funny , when I first met him, just wanted to slap him one. Just a little bit. I love this man. He’s, he’s…. one of my best friends.

Alex & Scott answering fan questions – Nov 2014

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#AlexOLoughlin: News Week Interview – March 2008

The hot Aussie star is lighting up the big and small screens

Alex O’Loughlin On:

Making the big time,

Those Bon Scott Rumours

Dating Holly Valance

Article: News Week,

3 March 2008

Mick St John

After years of hard slog, Aussie actor Alex O’Loughlin is finally making headway in Hollywood. Sydneysider Alex stars in the TV drama Moonlight, in which he plays a reluctant vampire and detective Mich St John. He also has a part in new film August Rush opposite Jonathan Rhys Meyers and Keri Russel. The 32 year old chats to NW about his rise to the top, girlfriend Holly Valance and his turn in a tampon commercial…

News Week:  So you made it!

Alex: [Laughs] It’s taken me a while, I’ve been living over here for three years full-time, and I’ve been going over there for six, seven years. It takes a while to climb the greasy pole of Hollywood, as they say. You get up a bit and then you slip back down, that’s what it’s like. You take two steps forward, three steps back. But you just chip away until you get there.

News Week: People talk about the Aussie Factor in Hollywood – Do you think they really still care?

Alex: Yeah, I absolutely think they do. I think Aussies are looked upon as a mystery. There’s a universal feeling in America that Aussies have something to offer that’s different. I don’t know if it’s true or not! We’re very fortunate to be brought up the way we’re brought up. Although certain aspects of it can be frustrating – the tall poppy syndrome is alive and well – it actually breeds a certain level of humanity. I think we have a really good work ethic – we don’t sit around and moan we don’t have the right flavoured candles in our trailers. The things you hear, it’s like, are you kidding? You’re overpaid as it is, just show up and get on with it.

News Week: What was working with Jonathan Rhys Meyers like?

Alex: Johnny and I play brothers [in August Rush], and we lived together for the duration of filming in New York. Johnny and his real brother Jaime – he’s in the movie as well as the drummer of the band we’re all in – and I all lived together and we had a blast. It was great being surrounded by Irish accents, too. We just tore the p**s out of each other the whole time, we had a great repartee and they have a great sense of humour. Jonathan is really well-read, a really smart guy.

News Week: How have you found the response to Moonlight?

Alex: A couple of people have approached me on the streets [in Melbourne] and they said they really liked it, and I’m really glad. I’m sure it’s going to find its audience, it certainly has in America.

News Week: Playing a Vampire, a lot of the show is filmed at night – How do you deal with that?

Alex: In television this is about as hard as it gets. It’s a one-hour drama – I’m number one on the call sheet. The show is about a bunch of different characters and different things, but essentially it’s about Mick St John, who is my character. It’s make-up heavy, it’s special-effects heavy, I do most of my own stunts and we shoot at night so … We get a half-hour lunch break each day. People think it’s a glamorous industry, [but] it’s not. It’s a lot of hard work. But network television at this level, I’ve never experienced anything like it in my career. It’s just like ‘Oh my God’. It’s quite astonishing how much of your life it takes. So you’ve really got to fight to keep some resemblance of normality outside the show.

News Week: How do you do that?

Alex: You really just have to roll with it. You’ve got to go home and take your shoes off and have dinner and try to relax – or have breakfast depending on what time you’re getting home! Just try to make every hour count with your people and for yourself.

News Week: There was a rumour that you were the secret love child of Bon Scott, the late lead singer of AC/DC.

Alex: Where did that rumour come from? That just knocked me.

Alex’s Photo album:

News Week: There’s also another guy claiming that he is Bon’s son…

Alex: It’s the same photo that they used to compare me. And this other dude – he looks nothing like me! I was looking at it going [to actress/singer girlfriend Holly Valance], “Hol, I could be Bon Scott’s son”, and she said, “No you couldn’t, you don’t look anything like him.” This other bloke, maybe he is, good luck to him! [Laughs]

News Week: It must be bizarre for a rumour like that just to come from nowhere.

Alex: It is bizarre, man. But it wasn’t malicious, it was almost cool. Kind of mysterious. My Dad was cool as a cucumber, Mum was a little hurt. She was a little offended but she got over it. It’s just ridiculous.

News Week: How did you and Holly meet?

Alex: We met through a friend in Hollywood … And we got on very well and we’ve been together ever since. I don’t like talking about it too much – but I want to say that we’re happy.

News Week: What was it like being asked to audition for James Bond?

Alex: It was a couple of years ago now … They flew me over and looked after me very nicely for a week and cut a couple of suits for me and cut my hair and did a couple of scenes. To be honest, I knew I wasn’t going to get Bond, I’m too young … You never know, in a few years maybe …

News Week: Do people in the street ever say “Mousey, Mousey?” to you, in reference to the tampon ad you starred in?

Alex: So funny, man! Not recently, but that was a big favourite of a lot of people for a long time. One of the first times I was approached on the street in Australia – I’d done a few movies here and some theatre – somebody came up to me and went, “Do I know you?” I was like, “I don’t know”, and he’s like, “What do you do? And I said, “I’m an actor.” I’m waiting for, “Oh, I saw you in this movie”, and they go, “I got it! Tampon boy!” And I go, “Yep, that’s me, I’m tampon boy.” I’m quite endeared to that little commercial.

Tampon ad

Link to the tampon ad:

Magazine scan

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Alex and Scott answering fan questions, and having fun!

Here it is. After a long labor, the questions answered by Alex and Scott, in transcript. FOYeur transcribed and I made the gifs. Took us hours to get this done. Hopefully you will enjoy it. And please forgive us, if we got some a bit off 🙂

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Alex: Hi everybody, I’m Alex O’Loughlin and this is…… oh you’re not going to do it?

Scott: Oh, thought you were doing the whole thing.

Alex: I was going to, I’m me and he is……..

Scott: Go on, start over.

Alex: I’m Alex O’Loughlin.

Scott: I’m Scott Caan.

Alex: That was perfect.

Scott: Thank you.

Alex: We’re answering fan questions today. These are questions that’s been generated by fans of the show.

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Scott: Okay. Can you share a favourite BTS moment?

Alex: I think there’s been some good moments at the old stage, when Scott and I used to play Chess. Remember we used to play Chess, in between all the takes? He’s much better than me, but I used to like sitting and just play Chess. And thinking about something else.

Scott: Good, boring answer. Next.

Alex: I was just trying to think of anything.

How is working with George?

Scott: George is great, I love working …. It’s Jorge, but…

Alex: Jorge. [Pronounced  Horhay]

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Scott: Working with Jorge is great. George is good too. George and Jorge are both great to work with.

Alex: Jorge is so funny. The first couple of episodes, we did with him, I thought he didn’t like me, cause he´s very quiet. He takes a while. He sort of just looks at everyone and he takes a while. And I was like, “Hey, man how you going? Welcome.” And he was like…. “Thanks”

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Scott: Yeah, he’s a tough read.

Alex: He’s a tough nut.

Scott: But he’s great. He’s really funny. I actually watched the first episode of this year and I thought he was the best part of the episode.

Alex: He’s fantastic. He’s a tough nut, but we cracked him. Here we go..

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Scott: Who has been your favourite guest star so far?

Alex: I want to think about that.

Scott: Okay.

Alex: Go ahead.

Scott: I’d say my father. Without question.

Alex: Yeah, yeah. I can’t answer; we’ve had so many great guest stars.

Scott: Like Mike Madsen

Alex: Mike Madsen, Jimmy Caan, Carol Burnett, Sean Combs. I mean, we’ve had so many people on the show. We have so many cool ……

Scott: Nas, was on the show.

Alex: Nas was on the show. Nas was terrific. Everyone’s been great.

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Alex: Who’s better at surfing? Scott or Alex? Scott’s much better at surfing than me. I’m really not a very good surfer…….. He’s a fantastic surfer.

Scott: No. I’m not a fantastic surfer. Alex is a very good athlete and if he wanted to be a good surfer, he just has to surf.

Alex: Are you  going to hurt my feelings, if you do your best impression of me?

Scott: I don’t have an Australian …… you know. Look.

Alex: Have a go.

Scott: I can’t.

Alex: It’s a fan question. There are millions of questions.

Scott: I can’t do an impression of you, because …. And here’s the thing. Alex, I would think that after five years of doing the show that I would. I’ve been able to get a good Aussie accent out of it.

Alex: No.

Scott: But I don’t, because Alex does not talk in his Australian accent often enough.

Alex: Interesting.

Scott: Can you do an impression of me?

Alex: [As Scott]. “Just listen to me man. Listen, listen. Listen to me. Please listen to me”.
I don’t wanna do the voice. I can’t. You got a great voice. I don’t wann…..

Scott: No.

Alex: “Just, listen to me”.

Say something.

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Alex: “Just listen to me for a minute.”

Scott: But….

Alex: “I know da……hold on.”

That’s kind of a combo of the two of us, I think.

Scott: Good. That’s good. I cannot do an Alex impression, man.

[Alex hits Scott with a card]

I’m not……yo.

Alex: Unintentional. Sorry. You got the next question. You all right?

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Scott: Yup. How would you describe Chi McBride?

Alex: Gregarious. I love him.

Scott: I love Chi McBride.

Alex: I love him to death.

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Scott: He’s that dude. I really love Chi McBride. He is… He actually is a breath of fresh air for us.

Alex: He’s a saviour for us.

Scott: He came on the set. And he’s always in a good mood. He always has good cigars. He’s funny. He’s funny to hang with. And he’s…..

Alex: Let me tell you about that cat, man. He is….

Scott: He is a Mensch.    {Mensch = a person of integrity and honour.}

Alex: He’s is a Mensch, man. He is so cool. He’s so funny, but he is deeply serious. He’s a serious man. He has a serious faith in his life. He is deeply in love with his wife. Obsessed with his children. He’s a solid, solid dude. And beyond all the laughing and fun and cigars and good times that we have, I can go to him any day. Any of us can go to him any day and say, “Listen, I need some advice.” And he will be there.

Scott: Terrible advice.

Alex: Terrible advice, but at the drop of a hat. [Laughing]

Scott: He’s willing to talk it through.

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Scott: Scott how can you describe Alex? And Alex, how can you describe Scott?
I think this dude is a solid Mensch of a man.

Alex: That’s nice. Thanks man.

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Scott: Okay. Bring it.

Alex: Dude.

Scott: You’ve got to say me now.

Alex: He’s one of my best buddies, man. And you know what’s funny , when I first met him, just wanted to slap him one. Just a little bit. I love this man. He’s, he’s…. one of my best friends.

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Scott: Which says nothing about me? Except, he likes me.

Alex: That doesn’t at all, no, because. You know what it says is. He has integrity. He’s one of the most honest people I’ve ever met. When you’re friends with this guy. And I’m being serious. Are you okay to sit with this?

Scott: Go. Bring it. I want more.

Alex: Here’s the thing with Scott. Here’s the thing with Scott. It’s a similar thing with anyone who is worth their salt. Who’s been around the block a little bit. It’s gonna take you a while to earn their trust and get into that circle of friendship. But if you do manage to make it in there, he’ll do anything for you. And that’s like, it ’s a rare, it’s a rare ….. And it doesn’t (fucking) matter where you are or what you need, he’ll be like, “I’m there”.

Scott: Thanks Buddy.

Alex: Yeah you’re welcome. I love you.

Scott: Thanks. Love you too.

Alex: If you could star in a remake of a classic film, what would it be? And who would you wanna play?

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It´s a great question and so hard dude…

Scott: So  good. It´s so good a question. Let’s just name a couple.

Alex: ‘Braveheart’. But I don´t want to remake it.

Scott: Whatever.

Alex: Just like I´m waiting for my ‘Braveheart’.

Scott: ‘Taxi Driver’.

Alex: ‘Taxi Driver’.

Scott: Maybe ‘Raging Bull’.

Alex: OMG, there’s so many.

Scott: I really wanted to be Dirk Diggler, in Boogie Nights.

Alex: Damn, you would have been good.

Scott: I auditioned for it. I didn’t get the part. I thought I would have done good. Mark was amazing obviously … that would have been cool.

Alex: All the films, we’re talking about, they were made really well.

Scott: Oh, I tell you right now, 100%, ‘Scarecrow’.

Alex: I don´t know the movie.

Scott: ‘Scarecrow’ is the movie with Gene Hackman and Al Pacino. And I would like to remake that and play Gene Hackman´s role. That´s my answer.

Alex: I can´t answer it, it´s too good a question.

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Alex: Do you want to read the last one together? … I can see you´re sensitive to the question … I was suggesting maybe we could say it together.

Scott: Yeah, let´s do it together. And…. Alex and Scott

Alex: Nah, you need to say action.

Scott: Action

Alex & Scott: Alex and Scott, what kind of music to you prefer?

Alex: Good music.

Scott: Yeah, I´m into a lot of different type of music, these day.

Alex: I have a very eclectic musical taste. But I got to say like the ultimate, like the core, like when I pick up my guitar, I want to play blues-rock. I want to play rock. Rock a Roll and Blues. That makes me ……. But I listen to everything.

Scott: Yeah, me too. Me too.

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Scott: Thank you. Thank you for caring and coming up with these fantastic questions. I wished we had a little longer. I wish we´d have a group to sit around. Cause these are good questions.

Alex: This is a lot of fun. This is actually…I would like to do this…if they say every Friday, “You don´t have to shoot the show, but sit and do fan questions”. I would totally love…

Scott: Let´s pick up our mess now.

Alex: We´re gonna pick up our mess. Thanks guys, it was really great.

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Here´s the link for video, should be available for all fans, around the world.

PS. Can anybody help us out about who they refer to when talking about Niles, being on the show?

PPS. Okay so we heard wrong. Seems to be Nas and not Niles. – Thanks Jill ❤

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501 – Buddies therapy session

Spoiler alert!

This clip was hilarious! I love Alex pulling his face and the way Steve seems a bit dorky (lovable though!). And even Danny behaved.

I must say I was laughing with D when Steve said he gets carsick if he doesn´t drive smiley-die-laughing

 

 

To watch the video go to ET here or click on the gif below to view full screen 🙂

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422 promo – tiny red wroom

Steve: if you don´t like the way I drive, get out of the car!

Danny: I would love to but there are no doors!

Just to add some hotness to this post, let´s look how gently Grover disarms Steve,  lifting his hand…Steve must be in shock. There´s no resistance and I am totally mesmerized by this 😀
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the car chase video bit here, on our FB

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