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#AlexOLoughlin at #H50 – SOTB 6 in 2015 (Transcript)

Over the years we have covered some of the Sunset on the Beach events better than others. Here are some of the footage of the 2015 event (SOTB 6) that we have never posted before.

Three videos covering the same interview with Alex.



[Lots of fans screaming Alex’s name]

Alex: Hi.

Nice to meet you.

Question: What do you love about Honolulu? What’s your favourite beach? Favourite restaurant?

Alex: Okay, my favourite beach is, probably … I like the Waimanalo beaches. They’re really beautiful and .. and … and that’s my favourite. My favourite restaurant, is Sasabune.

What else have you got? Come on girl.

Question: Any hikes? Hikes? Do you have any hikes?

Alex: Hikes?

Question: Do you like hiking?

Alex: I like running the Makiki trails.

Question: The Makiki trails. Favourite place to drink in Hawaii?

Alex: My house.

Question: Your house. Which is? In which area?

Alex: I am not going to tell you where my house is. What, are you high? It’s amazing.

Anything else?

Question: Your favourite place in Honolulu.

Alex: What?

Question: Your favourite kind of place in Honolulu.

Alex: My house, is my favourite place. 

[Walks off along the line]

Alex: Hang on a second.

Oh my god, it’s hot.


[Alex gets a handkerchief to wipe the sweat off his face.]

Alex: Okay, thanks

[Fans down the line screaming – Alex, Alex]

Alex: [smiling] Oh, stop it, I’ll be right there.

Nadine:  What do you want to say to fans watching on periscope?

Alex: Sorry?

Nadine:  What do you want to say to fans watching on periscope?

Alex: Ahh, periscope. I heard about that.

Nadine: Yeah.

Alex: Thank you so much for watching.

Nadine: Yeah.

[Question from someone else]

Question: What do you most look forward to in the next year of your life?

Alex: Uhm, I mean … watching my kids grow. It’s the best thing in the world, you know. All of this is great, but it’s nothing without them.

Question: Can I ask what you are wearing, we are covering fashion.

Alex: My own suit.

Question: Suit by?

Alex: No, it’s a Gucci suit and a Tom Ford shirt.

Question: Gucci shirt … suit and Tom Ford shirt. And what is your favourite thing about Waikiki?

Alex: It’s the Duke statue, because me and him have the same birthday. How about that?

Question: Picture?

Alex: Yes.

[Alex pose for a picture]

Question: Thanks.

Alex: Hi, periscope. Thanks, guys.

Question: He just said hi to everyone on periscope

Link to video

Video made by AOLww.

From the periscope broadcast of@Nadinekam.

(Just note that not all the questions are from Nadine)

Video with the same questions from a different angle




From Star Advertiser – The same interview with Alex, but a longer video, with Grace Park and Daniel Dae Kim section added at the end as well. And comentary by the reporter.


Video with a summary of what happened on the red carpet during the event: 

(At around 4:21 you can hear the fans screaming for Alex and see him walk down the line of fans for the next 3 minutes.)



Duke Paoa Kahinu Mokoe Hulikohola Kahanamoku (24 August 1890 22 January 1968) was a Native Hawaiian competition swimmer who popularized the ancient Hawaiian sport of surfing.

The City of Honolulu commemorated this Waikiki Beach burial site in 1990 with a 9-foot cast bronze statue of Kahanamoku by Jan Gordon Fisher that shows Kahanamoku with outstretched arms in front of his surfboard and honorary Hawaiian spears, and includes a dedication plaque and a historic information marker.



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#H50 Season 3: “Sunset on the Beach” 2012 – #AlexOLoughlin greets crowd

For this speech we have two separate video clips. The first part included Peter’s introduction of Alex, but cut off before the end of the speech. The second video begins later (at the start of Alex’s speech), but shows Alex’s speech till the end.

It was also evident that Alex was in a good place and very relaxed, because a large part of his speech came with loads of tongue in the cheek remarks.

After Peter introduced the whole cast of Hawaii Five-0, there was only one more left to call on stage – Alex …….

Peter Lenkov: [to Bob Orci] You read my speech.

[Talking to the crowd] No, you know he was a vampire – played that great. He was a doctor – he was okay as a doctor. But to me, there’s only one roll I’ll associate this guy with. Because when I met him, to me he was an action star.

I saw that right away. I think you’ve all seen that, from the first episode. I don’t even call him by his first name anymore. Actually I don’t even call him by his real name … I call …

Bob Orci: In fact, we never call him.

Peter Lenkov: You don’t want to mess with this guy. I’m going to introduce you now to the Big Kahuna, Steve McGarrett.

[Crowd cheering]

[Alex greets everybody on stage with hugs]

Alex: Hello.

[From the crowd: Cheers and calls of “Ozzie, Ozzie, Ozzie”]

Peter Lenkov: Hang on a second. Give it up. Come on guys. I do not hear … you are not clapping over there. Way in the deep back there. Now …. Alright, let’s go.

[Crowd cheering again]

Alex: That is so embarrassing.  But thank you.

It looks like Christmas. It’s really pretty. Green lights, red lights. Thank you so much for having me.

[Alex listens to something at the back]

Alex: Music playing. I don’t know if you can hear it? It’s really good.

It’s great to be here and … it’s … it’s kind of not the same without our other cast members, but you know, we send all our wishes to Scotty. And …

There are a couple of things I want to talk about. First of all I planned a pre-choreographed and lip-synced dance to one of Scott’s songs when he appeared in the Hooligans. But the techies here could not get the song in time, so …. I’m not going to do it.

The other thing is, to those of you who were here last year and joined us in the festivities; Robo ….. Roberto Orci rolled onto the stage, and this year he walked on, which is great, because it means he’s … he’s decided to get hammered after the show.

And the third thing is, considering the big boss, Nina Tassler – Thank you very much again.

[Alex waits for the crowd to clap]

If it wasn’t for her support and advocacy, none of us would be here and it would be a cold beach with a couple of drunk people on it. – Happens to be with us here at the premiere of the third season of Hawaii Five-0, instead  of  the Emmys. I’m thinking maybe the ‘Good Wife‘ did not get nominated this year, which is highly unlikely.

But I tip my cap and are forever indebted to you Nina. Thank you so much for your support. Your support of me, your support of all of us, your support of this state and your support of this show.

I don’t really know what else to say. It’s … my number one priority, is to represent you people of Hawaii. I thank and love you all so much for bringing me into your family, and bringing me and my family in; inviting us, to become Kamaaina. And filling our lives with Aloha every day.

Link to 1st video

posted by Kathy With a K

Transcript continue for second video:

Alex: That may sound a little sanctimonious to people outside of Hawaii, but anyone who is from here, who has … who has spent any substantial time here, knows that we in Hawaii don’t mistake Aloha for weakness. And when we say it, we mean it from our heart.

[Loud cheers from the crowd]

So without further ado, I’ll hand it back over to … to Laurel and Hardy. [Laughs]

And thank you all very much.


Link to 2nd video:

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  • Kamaaina (Hawaiian: kamaʻāina, lit “child of the land”) is a word describing Hawaii residents born on Hawaii regardless of their racial background, as opposed to “kanaka” which means a person of Native Hawaiian ancestry.
  • Big Kahuna: The most important or powerful person in an enterprise or field. 1.) An individual who is can be described as a big shot. A very general term, and there are no distinctions or an important. 2.) Or authoritative person (from kahuna, the native Hawaiian term for a healer/priest)  3.) Although in Australia and other parts of the world kahuna or kahunas might have a totally different slang interpretations.
  • About The Good Wife – The show itself was not nominated for a Golden Globe, but Julianna Margulies was nominated for ‘Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series – Drama’
  • Ozzy, Ozzy, Ozzy: “Aussie Aussie Aussie, Oi Oi Oi” is a cheer or chant often performed at Australian sport events. It is a variation of the Oggy Oggy Oggy chant used by both association football and rugby union fans in Great Britain from the 1960s onwards. It is usually performed by a crowd uniting to support a sports team or athlete.

We all know that Alex is doing an excellent job at being Steve McGarrett, but do you also only see Alex as an action star …….?


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#AlexOLoughlin – Live on the Red Carpet (September 2010)

For this one we go right to the beginning, to where it all started for Hawaii Five-0Sunset On The Beach #1 in 2010.

We included two videos to cover most of the event of that first Premiere.

Both also included short interviews with Alex.

Malika: I’ve got Alex O’Loughlin here with me.

Alex: [Alex waves to somebody]

Malika: So, what is it like being here in Hawaii, doing a show like this?

Alex: It’s amazing. It’s even more amazing seeing this in Hawaii. I mean you don’t sort of think about Red Carpets and huge crowds in Hawaii.

So it’s …. I’m seeing all this and I’m seeing the… the sunset and the ocean. It’s crazy.. it’s amazing … it’s amazing

Malika: You’ve been to premieres before I’m assuming – Have you ever been to a premiere like this, under the stars?

Alex: No … no … it’s …. Like I said, it’s amazing. I didn’t know what to expect … and it’s … I’m really touched and really excited to be a part of this. I think it’s a …. It’s such a great show and I’m just really glad to be here.

Malika: So, I know you’ve gotten this question a lot, but the difference between what it was and what it is now. What do you think people are really going to appreciate, and what is new?

Alex: Look, I think … you know the old show was a long time ago. And that was a whole different time in television. You know, we have a lot of new technology, we have a lot of  ….

Like TV today is a very different animal. And we’ve got all the good stuff that we have in TV making and film making today, and we’ve got a reboot of all these characters that we’ve grown to love over the years. And so,  we brought it together and we’ve got a great show coming your way.

Malika: It’s a little sexier too, huh?

Alex: I think so.

Malika: [Giggles]

Do you have to speak Pidgin on the show?

Alex: A little bit, but I’m not very good at it. I speak Mandarin in the Pilot too. I still don’t know what I said.

Malika: [Laughs] Well, thank you so much for that interview

Alex: You’re welcome.

Malika: We’ll let you go along. I know you are a very busy man at this point.

Back to you guys Keahi and Tannya.

This is only the transcript from the first part of the video of Alex’s interview.

On the rest of the video there is also an interview with Peter Lenkov, Bob Orci and Alex Kurtzman.

Link to video

  • On her blog, Malika later wrote:

The highlight and the absolutely most terrifying thing that’s ever happened to me LIVE was interviewing the star, Alex O’Loughlin, who plays Steve McGarrett. I wasn’t pegged as someone on the news team that would be interviewing the big stars but I guess I was in the right place at the right time.

I was standing on the red carpet and Alex walked up… all of a sudden, through my IFB (ear piece), I hear my producer yelling in my ear! He’s screaming “grab him! grab him!”… I was so startled, I literally just obeyed my orders and reached out to grab his arm. My heart was pounding… this was LIVE… and I had not prepared questions for the stars since I didn’t anticipate interviewing them.

The rest was a blur… it was thrilling and awesome and one of those moments I’ll remember forever


  • The second video is a beautiful report by Heidi Chang about the Premiere:

Heidi Chang takes you to the world premiere of the new Hawaii Five-0, Hawaiian style. Meet the show’s cast members: Alex O’Loughlin, Scott Caan, Daniel Dae Kim, Grace Park and Taryn Manning as they stroll down the red carpet on Waikiki Beach, and also the shows executive producers: Peter Lenkov, Robert Orci and Alex Kurtzman.

Also joining them on stage: the daughters of Leonard Freeman, who created the original show, and the president of CBS Television studios, David Stapf. CBS and the City and County of Honolulu put on a special Sunset on the Beach event to celebrate the series’ reboot, featuring island musicians including Willie K, Makana, Tamaine Gardner, and the University of Hawaii Marching Band playing the iconic Hawaii Five-0 theme song. Heidi Chang produced, wrote and narrated the Hawaii Five-0 Premiere Special for Honolulu Municipal Television. Mahalo to the Hawaii Five-0 cast and crew, entertainers and fans, who made this such a fun and cool premiere! And thank you for watching. Aloha.

  • Here is what Alex had to say on the red carpet in the video:

Alex: I’m humbled. I’m deeply grateful. And I’m really overwhelmed. But it’s amazing. I mean, I feel  … I feel like I’m a part of the community, you know.

I’ve been here for a while now. I’ve been here for a few months and I’ve kind of felt like an outsider. And tonight I feel like …. It’s awesome.

  • As part of the video, there are short interviews with the main cast, as well as the producers. They also acknowledge the actors from the old Hawaii Five-O who were present.
  • The main cast members were welcomed on stage by Peter Lenkov, and Daniel Dae Kim was given the opportunity to thank everybody.

Link to video:


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#AlexOLoughlin at SOTB over the years – It’s a Poll!

We have done so many of the interviews and speeches from Sunset on the Beach lately to update our archives and I thought that it might be a fun idea to let you all choose which look of Alex at SOTB over the years, did you like best. With it I have some trivia just for some added fun. Hope you enjoy it and also the pictures that were chosen – most of them for a specific reason. (And remember to click on them to see them better)

SOTB Season 1

(13 September 2010)

  • Clothes: Alex was dressed in a black suit with a white open neck shirt without a tie.
  • Assisting  Alex on the red carpetDiana Jackson his PA at that time.
  • Family and Friends: At the first SOTB Alex was accompanied by his girlfriend that he had at that time, actress Amber Clayton.
  • Fellow Cast & their families: All the main cast members, Scott, Daniel and Grace were there, as well as Taryn Manning. (There is not a lot of footage available, and I am therefore not sure who else attended.)


SOTB Season 2

(10 September 2011)

  • Clothes: A dark suit with a dark shirt and no tie. And a white pocket-handkerchief.
  • Assisting  Alex on the red carpetDiana Jackson his PA at that time.
  • Family & Friends: Alex did not bring any recognisable guests, but his friend and stand-in double Sam Gould sat with him.
  • Fellow Cast & their familiesScott attended with his girlfriend Kacy, Daniel was there with his wife Mia and the children, Grace was there with her husband Phil. Masi Oka and Lauren German also attended.

SOTB Season 3

(23 September 2012)

  • Clothes: This year Alex chose a light grey suit with a white shirt and a brown pocket-handkerchief with white dots.
  • Assisting  Alex on the red carpet: Kristen Rowsey was Alex’s PA at the time.
  • Family & Friends: He attended with Malia who was far along in her pregnancy with Lion and her son Spike, and a number of her family (including Malia’s father and stepmother, and also her brother Daniel and his wife Natalie). And of course at the time Saxon also stayed in Hawaii and attended the event with them as well.
  • Fellow Cast & their families: At the time, Scott was not there, because his mother passed away during that week (but Kacy attended). Grace was also not there. But Daniel and his wife Mia as well as Masi Oka  and Michelle Borth attended.

SOTB Season 4

(26 September 2013)

  • Clothes: Dark Grey suit with a white shirt and a tie (it is rather easy to spot the pictures from this SOTB, as it was the only time that Alex wore a tie. I loved it!)
  • Assisting  Alex on the red carpet: Kristen Rowsey was still Alex’s PA at the time
  • Family & Friends: Alex attended with Malia and Spike and Malia’s father.
  • Fellow Cast & their families: As usual Daniel and his wife Mia attended, but neither Scott nor Grace was at the event – Grace was pregnant at the time. This was of course the first year that Chi McBride attended as part of the team. Michelle Borth was also there.
  • Link to Speech: #H50 – #AlexOLoughlin speaks at “Sunset on the Beach”

SOTB Season 5

(13 September 2014)

  • Clothes: This year Alex chose a dark suit with a dark open neck shirt.
  • Family & Friends: Malia and Spike.
  • Fellow Cast & their families: This year the main cast were back again in full force with Scott  and Grace back at the event. Grace brought her husband again this time. As usual Mia was there with Daniel. And of course Chi and Jorge.
  • Link to speech: #AlexOLoughlin thanks Hawaii at SOTB Season 5 Premiere.

SOTB Season 6

(12 September 2015)

  • Clothes: Dark suit with a shade of blue and a dark open neck shirt.
  • Family & Friends: Malia and her brother Daniel attended with Alex
  • Fellow Cast & their families: As usual Daniel was there with wife Mia, but this time Grace was there without her husband. And then of course Chi and Jorge. Interesting to see that a second year in a row, Peter Lenkov’s wife Audie, also attended (sitting next to Malia in the front row)

SOTB Season 7

(23 September 2016)

  • Clothes: Once again Alex chose a dark suit, but this time with V-neck black sweater.
  • Assisting  Alex on the red carpet: Ryan
  • Family and Friends: Malia attended with Alex.
  • Fellow Cast & their families: Not many pictures of the cast available, but we know that Scott was there with Kacy. And as usual Daniel and his wife Mia attended with Chi and Jorge as well.


SOTB Season 8

(10 November 2017)

  • Clothes: This time Alex wore a dark suit again, but with a round neck black sweater.
  • Assisting  Alex on the red carpet: Ryan
  • Family & Friends: As with most of the other stars, Alex did not bring any guests this year.
  • Fellow Cast & their families: Most of the stars (Scott, Chi, Meaghan, Anthony and Jorge) attended alone, apart from Beulah who brought his wife.
  • Link to speech#AlexOLoughlin and #H50 – Sunset On The Beach (#8)


Each and every year Alex looked like a star and gave his very best to the fans and also his colleagues.

Which year was your favourite for the way Alex dressed?



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#AlexOLoughlin thanks Hawaii at SOTB Season 5 Premiere.


First of all, Daniel, thank you so much. What Daniel said, I echo it a 100 times. But one thing that hasn’t been mentioned, I don’t think anyway, is …is …. One thing that we need to talk about with this show. You know, we thanked … we thanked the state of Hawaii, we thanked all the writers and the directors and the amazing cast and the amazing crew and the fans and everything. We haven’t thanked the people whose homes we go into every day.

[Audience start clapping]

Hold on, haven’t said it yet.

[Laughs from everybody]

Every day on the show, we go into someone’s house. We kick in their door. We shoot someone. We knock down a wall. We burn their cars. We cut your streets off and the kids are late for school.

If you guys didn’t give us the patience and the permission that you give us on a daily basis … If you guys didn’t let us into your lives and into your homes and into hearts, we couldn’t do … we don’t have a show without you.

Hawaii is the first and the most important character in this show. And we love it and we really appreciate it, but without you guys we can’t do it.

So, thank you to the people of Hawaii. Thank you very much. Mahalo.

Link to video


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