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#AlexOLoughlin & JLo – On HitFix for The Back Up Plan (March 2010) – Transcript

This is the transcripts of two short videos from Hitfix, with Alex and Jennifer Lopez, doing promotion for The Back-Up Plan.

Transcript

[Clip from The Back-Up Plan – First date scene]

Reporter: You were attached to this project for quite some time. And I was wondering what out of your own personal life, such as the fact that you have twins yourself, made you interested in making it?

Jennifer: I read a lot of romantic comedies. And there are not a ton of good ones out there. But this one had a really great modern, edgy voice. That they use the real … real-life issue. A real-life problem to deal with…. For the two main characters. And I thought that that journey would be very interesting, for two people who just met.

Reporter: That’s sort of surprising, the movie is a bit more dramatic, like most people might think it is from the trailers through TV spots. Did that appeal to you?

Alex: I think what appealed to me was the balance. I mean, I read the script and it is … there’s such a great balance of romantic comedy, of straight-up funny comedy, of drama, you know. And  … which makes it a good film.

And I think it is really hard to write and let alone produce and deliver a good balanced film, that is based around the romantic idea.

Reporter: Out of your own life, and experiences you’ve had, is there any scene in particular or anything that you added, that you said to the screenwriter, “We really have to do this”?

Jennifer: I know there is. I just can’t remember specifically right now … It’s been so long. But there’s

Reporter: The stew … eating the stew.

Jennifer: The stew … I mean all of the eating scenes. I mean, I remember when I saw one of the first cuts of the movie, they didn’t have a couple of the eating scenes in. And I was like, “You have to put in the stew. You have to put in the McDonald’s scene. You have to put these scenes I there”.

This is the whole thing about being. That will gross men out. It is too much. It is funny and women are going to understand it. And men are going to be like, “Yes, I remember this”. It’s definitely those things … those little nuances that really make it work, I think.

Reporter: Yes. There’s been rumours that you might do a new music deal with Def Jam

Jennifer: Hmmm-mmm

Reporter:  … Is that in the works? Is it possible?

Jennifer: Yes.

Reporter: Is it going to happen soon?

Jennifer: I believe so.

Reporter: Well I can’t wait to hear your new stuff. Thank you so much – big fan.

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Alex O’Loughlin talks about shooting “Hawaii Five-0”

Transcript:

Reporter: I have to ask you. Have you shot the Hawaii Five-0 Pilot, yet? And ….

Alex: I have.

Reporter: And can you talk about what it’s like to step in Jack Lord’s shoes?

Alex: Yeah. Yeah. It’s … you know, he …. He created a huge show. McGarrett in a hit show. And it went for 12 years. I mean, it was one of CBS’s most successful things ever. What we are doing, is something very different. You know, I mean, … I can’t tell you too much. I have actually been told not to talk about it.

But it’s … it’s going to be good. I’m literally battered and bruised. I just got off the plane from Hawaii after finishing the pilot. And it was great. You know what I mean, it’s very different.

McGarrett is a Navy SEAL. I’m playing opposite Scott Caan. And … we … we have great chemistry.

Reporter: It’s good. They told you not to say anything, but you actually said some stuff. That’s good.

Alex: Said some stuff.

Reporter: Said some stuff.

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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.

 

Transcript:

[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

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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.)

 

Trivia:

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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#AlexOLoughlin on CBS4 Denver for Three Rivers – 2009 (Transcript)

Alex in a television interview with anchor and reporter at CBS4 Denver, Tom Mustin.

Transcript:

Tom: Great to talk to you, Alex. Let’s talk your show Three Rivers, generating a lot of buzz here. Kind of a different spin on the … on these … on the latest TV shows, in a hospital. This all about organ donation. Tell us what it is about?

Alex: It’s … it’s called Three Rivers. It’s a show about a hospital in Pittsburgh, call Three Rivers, that specializes in organ transplant medicine. And …. we tell the show from three different points of view. The … the doner, the recipient and the medical team, which I’m …. which I’m, one of the members of. I play Andy Yablonski, who is a Cardiothoracic surgeon, specializes in transplant medicine. And he’s based on a real-life character, actually, call Gonzo Gonzalez-Stawinski,  who works out of Cleveland.  Who was a real inspiration for me, in this character and also Carol Barbee, and, you know, for the show. 

Tom: Now, do you focus on the donors, the recipients? How does it work?  Or is each episode different?

Alex: Well, no, we ….we do … we do try to … certainly, in the first … in this first set of shows, that you’re going to see, we try to tell it from the three points of view. You know, from the donor and their significant others, the recipient and their families, and from me and the medical team. And how we come together and what happens. And, I mean, the fact … the thing with this stuff, is that for someone to survive with a procured organ, somebody has to first die ..

Tom: Right.

Alex: … and … and donate the organ.

And we look at all … we look at all sorts of things, from, you know, misconceptions about donation, to  … to, you know, families dealing with the decision, once it is given over to them.  If the person wasn’t a registered donor in the first place and all the rest of it. And so we’re dealing with some really important stuff.

Tom: A lot of dramatic possibilities there as an actor, I’m sure. That’s great too.

Alex and Alfre Woodard in Three Rivers.

Tom: You know, looking at the cast, Alfre Woodard – a lot of great people to work with. What is it like to work with all these folks? The ensemble?

Alex: Fantastic. You know, it’s wonderful, you know, Tom. It’s …To work with actors that a … I mean, … if I work with a passionate actor, whether they are good or bad, it doesn’t matter. I mean, a passionate person is someone I can always forgive and always work with. Ans someone I enjoy working with. But to work with passionate, extremely talented, famous, award-winning actors, is … is like, oh my god.

It’s great because I have to constantly get over the bar that they set. And vice versa, you know. We really … we all try to elevate everything, for each other. And .. and the cast gets on like, famously. So …

Tom: That’s great. And when the bar is set high, everyone kind of ups their game, and it makes it all … all great. It’s very cool.

Alex: Right.

Alex with Amber Clayton in Three Rivers

Tom: So, now, what is next for you? A lot of folks know you from the show, Moonlight. You played the vampire there. What is next for you, now? I see, other than the show here, [cough] – excuse me … have a lot of other things in the can.

Alex: I have a … I have a film .. that’s … that’s playing at the moment, with Kate Beckinsale, called Whiteout. It’s Kate’s film, but I’m certainly in it.

I have Three Rivers premiering this Sunday, October the 4th, 9/8 central. And I have a film that I just finished with Jennifer Lopez, which is coming out January, 22nd, I believe, called The Back-Up Plan. Which is … which is something I’m very excited about too.

Tom: It sounds like … you know, what’s it like to be a working actor in LA? So many people can’t have …. don’t have that luxury at all. It’s got to be great to be in demand.

Alex: [Laughs] It’s good. It’s … it’s great, you know what I mean. There’s been … there’s been periods of work for me and there’s been periods of .. of … of  … unemployment and  … and … it’s  … of course I prefer the former. It’s … it’s, I mean a working actor is a happy actor. And I’m a very happy person at the moment. I got my family around me and I’m  … I’ve got somewhere to go, and I’ve got some money in the bank. And so …

I don’t know, I’m just … I’m kind of making hay while the sun shines at the moment.

Tom: There you go.

Alex: So I’m hoping it doesn’t end … and hoping it shines on for .. for a little longer. But I’m having a great time. And this show I think … I really hope people tune into this show, because I feel that we’re dealing with things that haven’t been dealt with, in a medical show yet, on television.

I really think it’s groundbreaking in a number of different ways. And I think it’s something … I think we’re telling some really important stories as well. For Americans and people all around the world, who deal with this stuff on a daily basis.

Alex & Katherine Moennig in Three Rivers

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#AlexOLoughlin – Fun Interview at Premiere of TBUP (April 2010) – Transcript

Today we have two short videos for you to enjoy.

1) Alex and Noureen DeWulf on the red carpet at the premiere of The Back-Up Plan in April 2010:

Transcript:

Alex: Here we are.

Noureen: Okay, I want to ask you questions.

Alex: Okay.

Reporter: Ask away.

Noureen: Who made your suit Alex?

Alex: Oh, thank you so much for asking. This is a Jil Sander. Yeah

Noureen: You look pretty sexy.

Alex: Who made your dress, Noureen?

Noureen: Um … Herve Leger, made it.

Alex: Well, it looks very sexy.

Noureen: Thank you, so much.

Alex: You’re welcome.

Reporter: Very nice, guys.

Noureen: Thank you.

Alex: Did we just ruin your interview?

Reporter: No, of course not!

Alex: We love a double.

Reporter. You’ve given me rest, because we’re streaming live. I’ve been talking non-stop for like the past …

Alex: You’re streaming live? [To the camera] Oh. Hi! .. Hi [Laughs]

Reporter: Tell everyone what’s up out there.

So, tell us, what was the experience like, working with Miss Jennifer Lopez?

Alex:  It was great. She’s … She’s awesome. She’s so accessible. She’s such a professional. [Looking back at the start of the carpet] I think she may have just arrived.

Noureen: There’s a roar.

Alex:  Because everyone is screaming.

 

Ah … But it’s great, you know. And it was …. she had her babies on set all the time too. Which was wonderful, you know. It was a real sort of family feel. And it was terrific.

Reporter: And now, I mean, having a baby … it’s … it’s not necessarily in order. So, how appropriate, she had her kids on set and everything.

What drew you in particular to this film?

Alex: Um … I really loved how balanced the film was. I also thought it was very funny, when I read it. And I like the character. I like my character, Stan. I mean he is a mensch dude. He’s like .. he’s a stand-up guy. That like … once he makes a decision about this woman, he just commits. And it’s like … you don’t see that much.

Reporter: Awesome. We look forward to it.

Alex: Alright.

Noureen: And he is sexy in the movie.

Alex: Ahhh

Noureen: Imagine that.

Alex: Stop …. stop.

Picture taken by Audrey Manasterski

 

Video:

 

2) Noureen DeWulf, who plays Daphne, talks about Alex.

Transcript:

Noreen: Oh, I love him. I think he is so nice. I think he’s really nice.

And I think he is really solid, you know. I think he’s … the way he plays this character is very solid. And I think a lot of women are going to swoon over him after this movie. Because he’s pretty sexy and he’s very stable.

People are attracted to that kind of, you know, masculine stability that he kind of possesses, I think.

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#AlexOLoughlin Talking About “The Big Wheel” – Criminal Minds DVD Extra (Transcript)

Alex and writer Simon Mirren talking about the story of Vincent, the serial killer in “The Big Wheel” – The Criminal Minds episode with Alex as a guest star.

Transcript:

Simon: This episode is called “The Big Wheel”. And I wanted to call it big wheel, because it’s sort of the metaphor for the world – keep turning. It’s all about this bizarre relationship between one of our serial killers and one of his victim’s son.

[Clip from episode]

Simon: I really wanted to spend some time with the killer for this episode. And I wanted … we wanted a day in the life of the killer. So, you start out seeing the day in the life of this killer, and you realize it’s filmed with his glasses.

[Clip from episode]

Simon: So, everything for this killer, Vincent, is about what you see.

Alex: I play Vincent Rowlings and he suffers from a terrible anxiety. He suffers from an anxiety disorder …. Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder.  He used to live a normal life and work a job and stuff. And manage his OCD. And manage his anxiety and it got … it’s gotten to a point where he’s had to quit his job and his … his OCD has taken over his entire life.

Simon: He can’t walk on cracks, and there’s a multitude of things he has to do. Like,  he has to close the door twice. He as to open twice. So, when he finds that one of his victims’ children is blind it really … he really just frozen. And he has to find out everything he can about the kid.

Alex: He becomes obsessed with this boy. And he doesn’t know why. And his OCD kicks in. It’s an OCD obsession with the kid at first. 

Simon: And then we realize there’s an even deeper connection with the killer.

Alex: Stanley comes out and finds his mother dead. And Stanley is a blind boy. And he knows something is wrong. And he senses somebody else there. And what happens is, Vincent sees this boy, and the reason he spares his life, is because, in that moment, Stanley is the manifestation of the … the last vestibule of innocence within … within Vincent.

He joins a mentor group, so he can get closer to this kid, who’s now an orphan. And he becomes a part of this kid’s life. And through the rest of the episode, we witnessed Vincent as he realizes this epiphany.

Simon Mirren, the writer of this episode, he gave me the script to read and it was … I was really touched by the journey in this character.

Simon: I like to have really strange twists and turns. It’s quite a layered story.

[Clip from episode]

Alex: The FBI are now hot on … on Vincent’s trail. And Vincent manages to get Stanley out of the house through the window. Even though Vincent is injured….

[Clip from episode]

Alex: And onward bleeding out, and get Stanley to this amusement park and on the Ferris wheel.

[Clip from episode]

Alex: Vincent and Stanley had this … had this plan, that on Stanley’s birthday, Vincent would take him on a Ferris wheel. Which of course will take us close to the stars, and perhaps you can reach out and touch the stars. Because he’s always dreaming of the stars.

We’re shooting the exchange between Vincent and Stanley.

Simon: This is the big wheel scene. The end of the show. The final moment when our BAU arrives, thinking the worst. That this killer is gonna throw this child off the top of the big wheel.

Alex: Vincent makes a breakthrough and he’s finally able to touch Stanley. And hold his hand, and tell him what he means to him.

One of Vincent’s final lines is … is, he says to Stanley, “You helped me see”.

It’s a beautiful story.

Simon: They rush in.

[Clip from episode]

Simon: …… to find that the killer is in fact now deceased. Morgan runs in and picks up young Stanley. Carries him off like a hero should.

Alex: It’s my job as an actor to elevate the material off the page. And this material was already right up there, you know. So I kind of felt like, “I hope I can match it”

Simon: I think Vincent is gonna be one of those serial killers we’ll remember.

And the big wheel keeps on turning.

 

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