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#tbt – #H50 Represented at “Change of Command Ceremony at Pearl Harbor” (2014)

Posting some Hawaii Five-0, throw-back moments that we never covered before.

On 11 July 2014, Alex and Peter Lenkov, together with two other co-executive producers, Jeffrey Downer and Bryan Spicer were invited to attend one of the formal military ceremonies on the Island.

After three years as commander, Capt. Jeffrey W. James, transfer command of Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam to Capt. Stanley Keeve, Jr. during a change of command ceremony on Friday, July 11 2014

Here are some of the pictures from that day:

  • From Peter’s IG

(On the way to the event, Peter took and posted this picture)

The “Arizona Memorial…and Al”  #AlexOLoughlin

 

 

  • @jayahh_1of  shares this pic on IG

“A s/o to #AlexOLoughlin who stopped by our historic event”

  • Picture from Aiden (James) Laprete

There were a lot of these events which happened before we really regularly covered all the news around Alex and the show. We will be doing a few of these post during the weeks to come.

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#AlexOLoughlin and Cast of Moonlight – Panel at the Paley – 2008

The cast of Moonlight at the Paley Center for Media on, 22 April 2008.

In this post, we have some of the articles written about the event and a short video taken at the event.

Maybe there are still some of the long time fans around, who can tell us more of what happened that day.

Alex interacting with some fans at the event.

(Unfortunately, we do not know who took these pictures that day)

Alex talking to fans who donated blood on the day.
(We also do not know who these fans are that donated blood that day)

Reading all these articles and comments, it is really sad the see how hopeful and sure everybody was that the show would be renewed…..

Moonlight:

Cast Interviews at the Paley Center

The vampiric cast, together with the Red Cross, sucks the life out of the audience.

By Laura Burrows

For IGN

CBS is hoping that they don’t have another Jericho on their hands, Joel Silver is praying that his People’s Choice Award winner will make it to season two and the hundreds of adoring fans that gave blood in support of the show at the Paley Center on April 22 are hoping that their vacant veins have not gone to waste.
The Paley Center hosted the cast of Moonlighton April 22 and had a Q and A session prior to the pre-screening of the show’s 13th episode “Fated to Pretend” which will air as the potentially fourth from last episode on April 25.
CBS has recently been on the fringe of cancelling the show, but a creative genius on the team decided that a public demonstration where ‘sweat, tears and especially blood’ would be helpful in convincing the CBS execs to come back to ‘the dark side.’ Some how the show’s producers got the Paley Center to agree to hold a blood drive through the Red Cross in order to both ‘feed the vampires and keep them employed.’
In the Q and A, the cast discussed their characters and the plots of the last four episodes, but the question on every single one of those tear-drenched female minds in the audience was “what am I going to do with myself on Friday nights if Moonlight is cancelled?” It was obvious to the maitre d’ of the night, E! Entertainment’s Kristin Dos Santos, that the swooning women were less interested in hearing what the cast had to say about their personal lives, and more curious as to when lead vampire ‘Mick St. John,’ (Alex O’Loughlin) would have his shirt off.
In a ‘red carpet’ interview with IGN TV, the man behind the vamp-craze, O’Loughlin, said that even he was not sure of the fate of the show and that it would take the blood of many a swooning female to keep the show on the air. Pretty British co-star Sophia Myles, who plays Beth Turner on the show, did not share his sentiments; she said that she was confident in the show’s return, that it is “a slam dunk.”
Although we did not get verbal confirmation from the show’s executive producer, Joel Silver, that it would be coming back, he did have quite a few things to say about the final four episodes of the first season.“I have the most amazing team of writers working on this,”Silver said. “I also like to keep my actors close, so I already have this one (pointing to O’Loughlin) working on one of my films, and as you know, I’ve got Logan with me, over from Veronica Mars, so I keep the good ones busy.”
The film that Silver was referring to is White Out, based on a 1999 graphic novel of the same name by Greg Rucka and Steve Lieber.O’Loughlin stars in the film with Kate Beckinsale, the thriller is still in production, but is set for release in October ’08.
Other ‘Silver stars’ include Eric Winter and Brian J. White.Eric is best known for his role on Brothers and Sisters and White, although still green to TV, has two movies coming out this summer.
While at the Q and A, we got to see the whole of the 13th episode, which will run April 25, and producer/writer Rod Holcomb gave some solid insight into the possibilities that are ‘in the air’ for season two.
The most chilling bit of insight came from vampire Josef Konstantin actor Jason Dohring, who said that his ‘sleeping beauty’ was not likely to ever awaken.“Well we didn’t put her through an audition as an actor,”Dohring said. “She just had to lie there, comatose, so I don’t I know if the poor girl can even act.”
Other tidbits about the last four episodes that we could wrangle out of the cast include: there is a death in the episodes that leads to Beth quitting her job at Live Wire and starting up a new career. Beth also encounters a new leading male, enter Eric Winter, who serves as a foil to O’Loughlin’s vamp.“You are going to hate me in the beginning,”  Winter said. “But by next season you are going to love my character, deep down every fan wants a wrench to be thrown into the mix.”
There is no official verdict on the return of the vampire drama as of yet, but the cast and executive producer are confident that the outpouring of support at the Paley Center was incredibly beneficial for the show. The cast even took time to applaud those audience members that gave their blood in support of the show, that is was dedication like that that won the show a People’s Choice Award and will hopefully keep the show alive.

Transcript of a short video

[Audience cheering and clapping]

Alex: Thank you very much. It’s very thoughtful. And I’ll read this later.  [Jokingly] In private.

[Everybody laughs]

Alex: [To the person taking the gifts] Thank you so much.

[To the audience member] I forgot. Did you ask me a question? I’m a little like…

Question: What’s your favourite episode?

Alex: You know, I get asked this a lot. And I’ve got to say. Oh god, you put me  … [agonising over the answer]

There’s something about every episode, that I love. You know, otherwise, I don’t know what I’d do.  

But there’s something about all of them, that I love. And I think I have  … there are sort of like a chronology of scenes from the beginning to where we are now, that have kept me  … that have been big sort of leaps  …. leap stones for me. Does that make sense?  

You know … like I really like. I think the scene in … I think this …. like the whole scene with Coraline and Mick in Number 1 with the kid, is just like. Not …..Like I thought it was so great, the way it was shot.  And the way …. the music choices and everything about it. And that little girl and the last look that the kid gives, you know.

Beth from Moonlight

 Like at the end of Number 2, when he is drinking the blood and stuff.

I’m sort of like …. a lot of time in the performance, I am a little bit separated from myself. I don’t know exactly what happens in that tunnel between action and cut.

And it’s … it doesn’t happen with every character I play, but it does happen with Mick St John.

I really sort of  … I’m… I Alex a not … I’m …. We have similar, you know …. We have similar points, but we are very, very different. And …..

Link to Video: 

And

Another article about the event – summarising all the subjects that were discussed on the day

 

THE PALEY CENTER FOR MEDIA,

MOONLIGHT AND VAMPIRES:

SUMMARY

One in this series of seminars conducted by The Paley Center for Media which celebrate media as entertainment. Held at the Paley Center in Los Angeles, and moderated by Kristin Dos Santos, E! Entertainment reporter, this seminar celebrates “Moonlight,” a supernatural drama about an eighty-five-year-old vampire in present-day Los Angeles who, appearing to be thirty, uses his waking hours to work as a private investigator. Barbara Dixon, director of The Paley Center in Los Angeles, offers opening comments before bringing Dos Santos to the stage.

After telling about the show’s background, Dos Santos introduces the panellists:

  • executive producers Harry Werksman, Gabrielle Stanton, and Joel Silver;
  • and cast members Brian J. White (Carl Davis); Jason Dohring (Josef Konstantin); Eric Winter (Benjamin Talbot); Sophia Myles (Beth Turner); and Alex O’Loughlin (Mick St. John).
  • Cast member Shannyn Sossamon (Coraline Duvall) was scheduled to appear but was unable to attend.

Panellists touch on such topics as:

  • the efforts by ardent fans to save the show and secure a second season; when producers realized that the show had “struck a nerve” with audiences;
  • the element of the program which convinced CBS that the show would be a hit;
  • why all the major actors but O’Loughlin were recast before the pilot was taped;
  • how O’Loughlin’s Australian origins and Myles’s British origins made them “instant mates” on set;
  • the ways in which producers made the show evolve to “get the right vibe”;
  • the appeal of stories with unrequited love;
  • future plot developments;
  • and clues which have been inserted in scripts regarding potential storylines.

Questions from the audience then lead to a discussion of the following topics:

  • why the show hasn’t been more heavily publicized;
  • if cast members were initially put off by the prospect of another vampire story;
  • actors’ favorite scenes from the show;
  • the measures taken to achieve the program’s unique look;
  • and why O’Loughlin feels unusually protective of the series.

Finally, Silver introduces the “Moonlight” episode “Fated to Pretend,” which is screened in its entirety.

Thank you to Mary, from the old closed down site Adoring AOL.org, who shared some of these pictures with us, many years ago.

 

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#AlexOLoughlin & Cast of Moonlight on Carpet at the Paley – 2008 (Transcript)

The cast of Moonlight visited the Paley Center for Media on 22 April 2008. This is a post with some of the video interviews with  Kristin Dos Santos from E! before the event. And also some pictures from the event, which we never posted before.

Transcript of interview with Sophia Myles, Alex & Brian White:

Kristin: At the Paley centre, we’re here tonight with that cast and crew of CBS’s, Moonlight. Which I know so many of you are die-hard fans of. We are going to get to all of the burning questions you fans are dying to know.

Kristin: First of all your hair is adorable. When did you cut it?

Sophia: Thank you. Well, I had to cut it. I wore extensions for the show, for the first season.  And ladies out there, if you have fine hair, don’t go there. It’s so … so basically, when they came out, my hair was just destroyed. So, I went for the snip. And now we’re wigging me at the moment for the first four episodes back.

Kristin: All wigged out.

Sophia: I’m all wigged out. I’m all wigged out, but I’m trying to persuade the producers to let me actually go for… go for the crop.

Kristin: It’s very buff like

Sophia: So just chose much less time in make-up and hair in the morning, having the short hair.

Kristin: So, what can you tell us about is going to be happening in the episodes that are coming out.

Sophia: Oh, it’s very, very sexy. It’s really exciting, because Mick is a human.

Kristin: Hmmm

Sophia: So, the ladies are going to be very happy. It’s all I can say. Yeah, Yeah. It’s also romance. It’s really really nice.

Kristin: What’s up with that tramp, Coraline?

Sophia: She’s gone. I don’t know where she is right now. But I’m sure she’s not going to be away for very long.

Kristin to Alex: How do you see the whole love triangle with Coraline and Beth?  Do you feel that one of them is really his true love?

Alex: I think …uhm …. I think …. I think, Beth is his true love. But the love he has for Coraline is so enormous, that he can’t …. It’s going to take more than this, to get beyond that. And there’s so much history there and she is his wife … like there’s a lot of power there. Plus she’s given him this thing he thinks he hates, but really it gives him the power to do all sorts of great things. You know, for other people. And it’s  … and so the dichotomy there, is enormous. And … ah … and yes, it makes it really interesting. It makes for really interesting television.

Kristin to Sophia: Do you think there’s any chance that they could actually, you know, find happiness together? In any sort of long-term thing?

Sophia: Long term is a difficult question. Because obviously, if she remains human, she’s going to age and he’s not. And lots of other complications, like they can’t have children, unless he turns her into a vampire. So it’s kind of tricky. I wouldn’t recommend … now that I know what’s involved with dating a vampire, I wouldn’t recommend it to ladies out there. It’s quite complicated. But ….

Kristin: Ladies, don’t try this at home.

Sophia: Yeah, don’t, don’t, don’t date a vamp.

Kristin to Alex: Sophia was telling me that the episodes that we’re going to get, coming back, are pretty sexy. There’s some sexy stuff going down.

Alex: Yeah, there’s some sexy stuff …uhm …

Kristin: Mick is now human, correct?

Alex: Now human and Mick is actually now gets faced with the biggest dilemma yet.  Really one of the biggest dilemmas. And that is to be or not to be, really. He needs to make the decision to become a vampire again to save the woman that he loves. You need to see what he goes through. And the obstacles that he has to sort of overcome to make that decision. So, it’s pretty cool. A great scene.

Kristin to Brian White: So, the fans are here tonight to give blood to save the show. How does that make you feel?

Brian: That is amazing. I mean to be able to have that kind of effect on people. And on the world. I mean, it’s a big testament to mister hunk-stud himself, Alex.

Kristin: Is that his official title? Mister Hunk-Stud?

Brian: Yeah, hunk /stud.

Kristin: Mr Hunk /Stud

Brian: Hunk /Stud

Kristin: So, should I refer to him as such?

Brian: You know lots of people are called multihyphenates in Hollywood. I mean, it’s a lot more difficult and a daunting task to be a Hunk-Stud, you know, in this day and age.

Kristin: Yeah

Brian: And I think Alex is bearing the burden with grace. So….

 

Link to video:

 

And a short interview with Jason Dohring:

On the video, Jason talks about him and Alex having a wonderful time at the New  York Comic-Con. He also tells Kristin that the one scene from Episode 1:13 (Fated to Pretend) broke his heart. She mentions that he is used to being on a TV show with a die-hard fan base (Veronica Mars). Then he talks about Alex:

Jason: I mean, Alex is so amazing, dude. Like …. You don’t understand the amount of work that he does. Like 90 hours a week. Like twice a full-time job. I mean, it’s unbelievable.

Kristin: More than Kristen Bell did?

Jason: Yeah, I mean, comparable. You know what I mean, ‘cos they’re like kind of the title people in the show. Yeah, it’s amazing. If we did not have, like such a solid actor at the helm, I think we’d be in trouble. But we have Alex. So excited and thankful for that.

Link to video:

 

Stay tuned for our next post with articles about the event and pictures taken at the event…..

 

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#AlexOLoughlin – Interview at ‘Sunset on the Beach’ with Star Advertiser – 2013

HonoluluStar-Advertiser film and television reporter Mike Gordon interviews “Hawaii Five-0” star Alex O’Loughlin on the red carpet during the season four “Sunset on the Beach” premiere in Waikiki, Hawaii, on Thursday, 26 September 2013.

For – Star-Advertiser
video by Stefanie Nakasone.

Mike: What do you think of this crowd tonight?

Alex: You know what, I feel like I say the same thing in a lot of interviews, cause I am asked very similar questions and no not at all. But it is a very valid question and it should be the prominent question.

I get to this thing every year and I am gobsmacked, you know.

Mike: You’re what?

Alex:  I’m gobsmacked. I am always waiting to roll up and there is like a few drunken bums on the beach and a couple of tourists that fell asleep in the sun.

Mike: [Laughs]

 

Alex: I mean look at this. People have come from all over the world.

Here’s the thing about what happens tonight, that I think is the most important part of tonight – The most important thing about this show is that we get to employ hundreds and hundreds and hundreds of local people. Okay?

Mike: Sure.

Alex:  And we get to keep money in the local economy. And we get to feed young Hawaiian families. And we get to pay young Hawaiian mortgages. And we get to send young Hawaiian .. [Oh ..there’s my phone] …. and we get to send young Hawaiian people to good schools, because their parents are working, right? That’s the most important thing about the show.

The most important thing about tonight is that there’s people from all over the world who are representatives of the fan base of Hawaii Five-0, who travel all this way, once a year to show everybody else how much we love you the rest of the world.

 

Mike: Would you have ever expected after the first season and the big event here, that you would still be drawing crowds on the beach?

Alex: Dude, I did not expect it the first season. You know, I was like ….  We are doing a TV show. You know what I mean? We’re not the Oscars, you know. We do what we do. It’s …. I can’t put into words what … how amazing it is to me, you know.

Mike: I couldn’t think of another show that does this. I figure this is unique in TV.

Alex: Yeah, I don’t … I don’t think there is one, and that’s why I know what you are saying. ‘Cos if there was one, I could go online and look at the interviews from the actors, and copy what they say. [Laughs]

Mike: So what can the fans expect from tonight’s episode?

Alex: I haven’t seen it.

Mike: You haven’t seen it?

Alex: I can’t remember what I did.

A lot of stuff happens. There is like a hostage takeover. Catherine like, gets into big trouble. And there’s some pretty gnarly stuff going on with Wo Fat.

Mike: Yeah. He …..

Alex: Did you watch the last one, last season?

Mike: Yeah.

Alex: We pick up where we left off. So, hold onto your hat.

Mike: So this season is going to be …… What can we expect from this season overall?

Alex: Well, I’ve only been teased to episode 10 myself, but we have got a lot of developments and characters. We have got a lot of developments and characters arcs. Relationships. Catherine and McGarrett relationship is going strong. She gets spanners thrown into her personal life. We look at how the relationship deals with that. Things she doesn’t know that McGarrett does. McGarrett starts trying to find out whether Wo Fat is maybe related to him.

Episode 401

Link to video

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They say …… #AlexOLoughlin is a ‘Rockstar’

Something caught my eye a while back when I watched the video that was taken at the Hawaii Five-0 200th Episode celebration and cake cutting, way back in September 2018.

Chi McBride made a long speech on behalf of the cast, but we want to post just this small part of what he had to say.

Transcript of the short video clip:

Chi: And this dude [pointing at Alex]. I cannot tell you ….

[Everybody cheering and clapping]

Chi: …. I cannot tell you how deeply appreciative I am that you welcomed me on this show, early on.  You’re a Rockstar.

Alex: Love you.

Chi: We love you and have great affection for you, as a man and as an actor. You f@cking rock man.

These words about Alex, coming from Chi McBride, reminded me that during an old live interview with Hawaii News Now at SOTB in 2012, CBS Entertainment Chairman at the time, Nina Tassler  also referred to Alex as being a Rockstar. Unfortunately that interview was never recorded or posted, which is a pity because as usual she was waxing lyrical about Alex.

Alex will be the first to say that he is just a small part of this big operation of producing the show and we know that is true. We have said many times, that although we devote our attention on this site to him, we know that no man is an island and that of course he needs all those around him. It is just great that on so many occasions his colleagues have referred to the central part Alex’s  welcoming nature and his work ethic plays for them on a personal level and towards the success of the show.

Link to video clip:

 

Original video recording made and posted by Billy V on Sunrise

 

  • Here is a simple description of what the word ”Rockstar” mean in general, when being used in this regard?

Rockstar – A person who always delivers the goods. If they say they are going to do something they do. Rockstars tend to downplay their success and don’t like the attention. They simply deliver consistent results.

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