May 6th, 2013 by bahamabert
As part of their season-end promotion, CBS asked Hawaii Five-0′s Daniel Dae Kim to pick his three favorite scenes of the past season. Kim’s choices, and his thoughts on each, are linked below at the CBS website.
A grieving Chin (Daniel Dae Kim) tells Danny (Scott Caan) about the first time he met Malia (Reiko Aylesworth) on the beach at the Hilton Hawaiian Village.
(Image courtesy of CBS)
Telling Danno About the First Time He Met Malia
“This was a favorite because it was a totally unguarded moment between two characters. Most of the time, we see team members’ interactions centered around a case, but here Chin got a chance to open up to Danny about something deeply personal. It was nice to see his vulnerable side, as well as Danno’s.”
Link to video — http://www.cbs.com/shows/season-rewind/stars-favorite-moments/video/daniel/10
Final Fight With Kaleo
“This was a standout to me mainly because I so enjoy working with Jason and Will. They are both such talented, generous actors and there was such a natural rapport with both of them. It’s a very rare thing when Asian American actors are able to share the screen together in a non-stereotypical way, and I’m proud of 5-0 for creating those opportunities week after week.”
Link to video — http://www.cbs.com/shows/season-rewind/stars-favorite-moments/video/daniel/11
“These scenes were meaningful to me because they represented such deep, unmitigated loss. For an actor, they can be some of the most difficult, yet rewarding scenes to play. Taking something as intensely personal as the loss of a loved one and allowing it to be shared with millions of viewers is part of what makes TV so powerful as a storytelling medium.”
Link to video — http://www.cbs.com/shows/season-rewind/stars-favorite-moments/video/daniel/12
May 5th, 2013 by bahamabert
Hawaii Five-0 adds an Olympian to the Five-0 Ohana this week when bronze medalist and World champion women’s freestyle wrestler Clarissa Chun guests in “Ho’opio (To Take Captive).”
Chun’s scene takes place at one of Kamekona’s trademark promotional events — a lighter moment in what is sure to be a suspenseful episode and emotional roller-coater for both the parents of the abducted children and Danny Williams, for whom the case hits too close to home.
Clarissa Chun (@ClarissaChun on twitter) had a blast on the Five-0 set with stars Alex O’Loughlin, Daniel Dae Kim, Grace Park, and Taylor Wily. Also pictured is Shawn Garnett, who plays Kamekona’s cousin Flippa. Clarissa’s caption for the photos? “All day at da beach with the amazing cast & crew
@HawaiiFive0CBS! I had a blast! #PlaceYourBetsOnMe“
(Photos courtesy of Clarissa Chun on twitter)
Chun shared details of her role in “Ho’opio” and her time with the cast and crew of Hawaii Five-0 with Craig Sesker and theMat.com in an online article published last week.
Olympic medalist Clarissa Chun to appear in episode of Hawaii Five-0
Craig Sesker USA Wrestling
Olympic bronze medalist Clarissa Chun on the Hawaii Five-0 set with star Alex O’Loughlin.
(Photo courtesy of Clarissa Chun and TheMat.com)
Clarissa Chun has been in her share of big wrestling matches.
But the Olympic bronze medalist and World champion women’s freestyle wrestler had never been in a bout quite like this.
On March 27, Chun was on a Honolulu beach dressed in a Sumo wrestling costume as she battled an opponent during filming for the popular CBS show, Hawaii Five-0.
That scene is scheduled to be shown on the next episode of Hawaii Five-0, set to air on Monday night at 10 p.m. Eastern Time/9 Central and Mountain.
“It was an awesome experience,” said Chun, who grew up in Hawaii. “I had so much fun. I loved it. Everybody was great to work with. It was pretty cool to be a part of it.”
Chun said Hawaii Five-0 producer Jeffrey Downer contacted her mother, Gail, shortly after Chun won a bronze medal at the 2012 Olympic Games in London. Downer invited Chun and her family to visit the set of the show. Chun said Downer is a former wrestler who has followed her career.
Chun met a number of cast members, including Hawaii Five-O co-star Scott Caan, during her initial visit to the show’s set.
Shortly after that, Chun received a phone call in February asking her if she would be interested in appearing in an episode of the show.
Chun then met the entire cast, including Grace Park and star Alex O’Loughlin, who plays Hawaii Five-0 commander Steve McGarrett. She also posed for photos with the cast members.
“They were really cool and a lot of fun to talk to,” Chun said. “Everyone was really nice. Alex and Scott said they wanted to train with me in Jiu-jitsu.”
Chun also had an interesting encounter with actress Michelle Borth, who plays O’Loughlin’s girlfriend on the show.
“Michelle said, ‘You’re kind of a big deal aren’t you?’” Chun said with a laugh.
Chun said she was in one scene on the show that took several hours to shoot. She had one line that was two words long.
“The scene is probably less than a minute,” she said. “We did several takes because they wanted to get different camera angles and everything. I was wrestling in a Sumo costume, which was heavy and difficult to move in. My scene doesn’t really have anything to do with the storyline or the case they are working on. It’s just something they wanted to put in as part of the show.”
Chun was paid for her appearance and she can earn royalties if the episode is shown in syndication or in other countries.
Chun said she’s anxious to watch the episode on Monday night.
“I’m just curious to see how it turned out,” she said. “I’m really excited to see it.”
So who won the wrestling match Chun was in?
“You will have to tune in and watch,” she said, “to see who won.”
April 29th, 2013 by bahamabert
Aisha Tyler and Alex O’Loughlin take five during the Kualoa Ranch location shoot on “Imi loko ka ‘uhane.”
(Photo courtesy of Norman Shapiro/CBS)
Tonight’s brand-new episode of Hawaii Five-0 sees The Talk’s Aisha Tyler playing daytime talk-show host Savannah Walker in “Imi loko ka ‘uhane (Seek Within One’s Soul).” Savannah scores a ride-along for herself and her camera crew after Governor Denning’s office green-lights her project; predictably, McGarrett and his team are less than enthused with the idea.
Jim Halterman of TV Fanatic caught up with The Talk’s Aisha Tyler and talked story with her about working on tonight’s episode of Hawaii Five-0. (Excerpts below; read the complete article at tvfanatic.com)
Aisha Tyler Talks The Talk, “Fun and Crazy” Episode of Hawaii Five-0
April 29th, 2013 8:15 AM by Jim Halterman
While Hawaii Five-0 Fanatics love seeing McGarrett and Danny banter and work each other’s nerves, imagine what their annoyance levels would be if a TV talk show host was suddenly allowed to follow their every move with a camera crew in town.
That’s exactly what goes down on tonight’s installment of the CBS hit, as Aisha Tyler – who knows a thing or two about hosting a show as part of the crew on The Talk – stops by the big island.
I checked in with the busy comedian/host/actress to find out what the experience was like shooting in Hawaii, while also touching on her myriad of other projects…
TV Fanatic: Tell me who Savannah Walker is. She looks like maybe a send-up of a little of everybody that we see on these on talk shows.
Aisha Tyler: She’s not really based on anyone. She’s a talk show host, kind of charismatic and the idea is that she has this kind of light conversational show and decides to do this in-depth piece on Hawaii Five-0. With an eye towards not an exposé but towards creating something more exciting and more visceral than what she normally does and she end us in the middle of the action and that’s kind of more than she bargained for.
TVF: How does she actually get in with the guys because they’re so protective, but they obviously let her and her crew follow them.
AT: They’re forced to by their bosses. And they don’t really make it easy on her at all.
TVF: Are most of your scenes with Alex and Scott?
AT: No. I have scenes with everyone. They wrote it so I have scene with every single member of the cast. I do spend a bunch of time with Alex and Scott, but also with the entire team as a group, which was really amazing.
TVF: Having talked to the cast, I know they’re all pretty fun and crazy and you can be fun and crazy. How did the shoot go?
AT: It was fun and crazy, absolutely. You know, I’ve been doing this for a long time and it was just nice to be back on a drama set…the role is really substantial. A main concern is that this person doesn’t come in and interrupt your flow or not be prepared. So my main goal was just to know my lines and hit my marks and people will see the way that they shot the [episode], because is was like a documentary style piece, is very different from the way the show normally looks. So it was much more aggressive and it was just really important that everybody had it together, but it was great. I love working that way. A bunch of the producers on this show, I worked with them when I was on 24 and that’s how they worked on that show as well.
TVF: How involved in the action do you get? Do you get to hold a gun?
AT: I got to do lots of stuff. I don’t want to give it all away.
TVF: And how hard was it to be in Hawaii with all those pretty people?
AT: Well, I’ll tell you, it didn’t suck! But it wasn’t as glamorous as you would think because quite a bit of it was just getting up before the sun came out, working all day and then going back to my room after the sun went down. So there was not the kind of like ‘I’m in Hawaii’ feeling that you would have had because I was really working 14-hour days.
(Read the complete article at tvfanatic.com)
April 27th, 2013 by bahamabert
Hawaii Five-0 Stunt Coordinator Jeff Cadiente and his stunt team play in the pool for their Season 3 wrap video
(Image courtesy of Jeff Cadiente)
Hawaii Five-0 Stunt Coordinator Jeff Cadiente and his insanely talented stunt team jumped in the pool to film a Season 3 wrap video of their own! Let’s hope this one stays up longer than the crew video did.
Here’s Jeff Cadiente’s description of the video:
HAWAII FIVE-0 STUNT TEAM SEASON 3 WRAP VIDEO
Published on Apr 27, 2013
This video was originally made for Kim Choi and the accounting department’s season 3 wrap video. There was only 16 seconds needed from the stunt team, but we ended up shooting so much footage in the 1 hour we shot this, that we decided to make our own video for fun. Thanks for inspiring this Kim. This is for the amazing stunt team of H50 and the fans that support us. Enjoy
April 20th, 2013 by bahamabert
With an extremely busy couple of months ahead of them — Hawaii Five-0′s local production crew will be working throughout the summer hiatus to pack up and move the show from their old home at 605 Kapiolani to their new digs at the Diamond Head Studio — cast an crew have been pulling out all the stops on the last handful of season three episodes. They have also, according to Mike Gordon of the Star Advertiser and Honolulu Pulse Outtakes Online, started work on the season four premiere.
Gordon chatted with show lead Alex O’Loughlin during the recent Kualoa Ranch shoot for the season’s 21st episode; the Outtakes Online article below is based on that interview.
Alex O’Loughlin. (Star-Advertiser photo by Craig T. Kojima)
Apr 20, 2013
Outtakes Online: ‘Five-0′ wraps third season
BY MIKE GORDON / firstname.lastname@example.org
“Hawaii Five-0” finished shooting its last episode of season three on Thursday, April 18, but that doesn’t mean everyone can go home. Work began right away on Friday, April 19, and will continue for a few days next week on season four. Just a few scenes, though.
It’s been a long season — 24 episodes that started last July. The daily production grind can start before sunrise and last for 12 to 14 hours.
The show’s leading man, Alex O’Loughlin, who stars as Steve McGarrett, called the pace exhausting a few weeks ago as he filmed an episode at Kualoa Ranch. The episodes were becoming a blur, he said.
“We’re on episode 21 now and personally, I think it’s way too much television,” he said between scenes. “Twenty-four episodes is overkill. I think that they got it right in cable, man. It’s like, 7 to 12 episodes and that’s it for the year. That’s perfect. But we’re doing it, man. It’s good.”
Cable does feature shorter seasons and some of the most acclaimed shows — “Mad Men,” “Breaking Bad” and “Southland” — air a baker’s dozen each year. Traditional television has long gone with 22 episodes but some shows, including “Five-0,” have shot 24.
On the upside, being tired means funny. If you watch the aptly dubbed “carguments” between O’Loughlin’s McGarrett and Scott Caan’s Danno, you know they can go at it like an old married couple.
“I think the more tired we get, the funnier it becomes,” O’Loughlin said.
He’s not really sure why, but who cares? It’s fun to watch. O’Loughlin called the ongoing chemistry between the two characters “a big part of the glue that holds the whole thing together.”
“I think the longer we go into a season, the more difficult it gets to get up at 4:30 in the morning and to do all the action stuff,” he said. “Perhaps you are seeing some fatigue and some stuff come through that kind of gives it a different flavor and maybe makes it more realistic.”
Mike Gordon covers film and television in Hawaii for the Honolulu Star-Advertiser. Email him at email@example.com and follow him on Twitter. Read his weekly “Outtakes” column Sundays in the Star-Advertiser.
April 2nd, 2013 by bahamabert
Alex O’Loughlin trains with Egan Inoue of Grappling Unlimited
(Photo courtesy of Egan Inoue)
By now, only the completely oblivious won’t have noticed that Alex O’Loughlin has been adding muscle mass as this season’s progressed. This is thanks, in part, to diligent training with Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) master Egan Inoue. Alex has been training with Inoue at his Grappling Unlimited gym, where he has been learning Jiu Jitsu, Hawaii Five-0 costar Scott Caan’s martial arts specialty.
Inoue has written several training and exercise books and Alex has been using Inoue’s bodyweight workout training techniques to obvious good effect, as the photo and video Inoue released this past weekend demonstrate.
Hawaii Five-0 viewers will also recognize Egan Inoue as one of Wo Fat’s (Mark Dacascos) henchmen from the Season 2 premiere episode “Ha’i'ole.”
To learn more about Egan Inoue and Grappling Unlimited, visit Inoue’s Facebook page and www.mmabodyweightworkouts.com
YouTube video courtesy of Egan Inoue.
March 28th, 2013 by bahamabert
Diaper duty isn’t something you’d generally equate with calming and centering, yet for Hawaii Five-0′s Alex O’Loughlin, it’s an aspect of parenthood that does just that after a long day at work. Diaper as grounding device was but one of the topics Hawaii News Now’s Tannya Joachin discussed with Five-0′s Steve McGarrett while spending time with the cast on a March 7th location shoot at Kualoa Ranch.
Alex o’loughlin muses on the grounding qualities of diaper duty with HNN’s Tannya Joachin.
(Image courtesy of Hawaii News Now and CBS)
“For Alex O’Loughlin, it’s a balancing act, juggling the demands of the job with the demands of being a new dad. He put it this way, ‘As soon as I go home, I forget about the business,’” said Joachin, setting up the video segment. When asked if his family grounds him, O’Loughlin had this to say:
“Hell yeah! I walk in the door and I get handed a baby, which is what I want, but essentially within in 17 minutes, I’m pretty much guaranteed to be covered in urine, feces, or both. If that doesn’t ground you, what will?”
With the show’s renewal for a fourth season all but assured at the time and confirmed by the time the interviews and article were published, Joachin chatted briefly with O’Loughlin about the show’s prospects for a long run.
“I signed on for 7,” said O’Loughlin. “I’ve done 3 so that’s at least another 4. I mean, I can’t see us going anywhere, can you?”
HNN’s Joachin caught up with the cast on a rainy Thursday during location shooting on episode 3.21, “Imi loko ka ‘uhane.” While the actual interviews only featured Alex O’Loughlin and Daniel Dae Kim, video coverage included scenes with fellow Five-0 castmembers Scott Caan and Grace Park, as well as scenes from last Monday’s “Hoa Pili” featuring Masi Oka and Taylor Wily. Aisha Tyler, co-host of CBS’s Daytime show The Talk, is also shown briefly in a scene with O’Loughlin; she plays a talk show host whose ride-along puts her inconveniently in the middle of Five-0′s case du jour.
Tannya Joachin’s article, which is quoted above and excerpted below, can be read in its entirety at the Hawaii News Now website.
Daniel Dae Kim says Kualoa Ranch is his favorite place on Oahu.
(Image courtesy of Hawaii News Now and CBS)
Hawaii Five-O stars dish on the future, fatigue, and family
Posted: Mar 28, 2013 1:02 AM EDT Updated: Mar 28, 2013 7:31 PM EDT
By Tannya Joaquin
HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) – Locked and loaded, CBS has pulled the trigger on another season of Hawaii Five-O.
Leading man Alex O’Loughlin couldn’t be happier to keep playing Steve McGarrett. “I love my job. Look at where I live, you know” he said when Hawaii News Now visited the stars recently on location at Kualoa Ranch.
It’s Daniel Dae Kim’s favorite place on Oahu. “Anytime I have a chance to shoot here, I love it” he explained.
He didn’t mind racing the rain to shoot scenes that day. “This is nothing” says Kim. “I did 6 years on Lost. This is nothing.”
Hawaii Five-O has a grueling 24 show season schedule, and physical 12 hour days.
It’s part of the territory for Kim. He told us, “This is now my 9th year in a row on television and I would say I’m learning stamina in a way that I haven’t before.”
Youtube video courtesy of Hawaii News Now and CBS.
March 27th, 2013 by bahamabert
Photo: Officer 808
According to an article published yesterday on the website of The Hollywood Reporter, Hawaii Five-0′s Peter Lenkov will join NCIS Executive Producer Gary Glasberg and House of Lies creator Matthew Carnahan at the Banff World Media Festival this June.
The three CBS execs are to “deliver master classes” at the Festival and will also represent CBS when the network is awarded the Festival’s inaugural company of distinction tribute.
The Hollywood Reporter also mentioned the four-day Festival in an online article published last December. While the list of CBS master class keynote speakers had not yet been announced, the organizers were confident of their positive impact on their audience.
“We know the delegates will benefit greatly by hearing directly from top CBS executives, producers and talent, and will really get to know the overall CBS brand,” said Ferne Cohen, executive director of the Banff World Media Festival.
Top CBS Execs to Deliver Master Classes at Banff World Media Festival
8:39 AM PDT 3/26/2013 by Etan Vlessing
NCIS’ Gary Glasberg, “House of Lies” creator Matthew Carnahan and Peter Lenkov, executive producer of “Hawaii Five-0,” will attend the Canadian Rockies conference.
TORONTO – Top executives from hit CBS shows are to deliver master classes at the Banff World Media Festival, organizers said Tuesday.
Gary Glasberg, executive producer of NCIS, House of Lies creator Matthew Carnahan, and Peter Lenkov, executive producer of Hawaii Five-0 will be on hand in Banff as CBS receives an inaugural company of distinction tribute.
“Banff has a reputation for the high caliber of presenters in our master classes, and this year we are delighted to have top executives from some of the most successful shows in the industry share their insights with us,” said Banff executive director Ferne Cohen in a statement.
Read the complete article at The Hollywood Reporter
February 28th, 2013 by bahamabert
Remington Taum, Copy Editor for UH Kapiolani’s Kapi’o News, had the opportunity to sit down with Hawaii Five-0′s Alex O’Loughlin in December and conduct what promises to be a truly memorable interview. The Q&A-based interview excerpted on the Kapi’o News website will be published in its entirety in the upcoming Spring issue of the Kapi’o Magazine.
‘Hawaii Five-0′s O’Loughlin: I get to do fun ‘boy stuff’ and play with guns
Added by Remington Taum on February 27, 2013.
Scott Caan, left, and Alex O’Loughlin, right, enjoy a break between scenes during the filming of the second season finale of “Hawaii Five-0.” Photo courtesy of Norman Shapiro/CBS.
With its third season more than halfway in, “Hawaii Five-0″ could not be any hotter. CBS even reached out to fans of the show, allowing its viewers to pick the ending of an episode.
In December, I sat down with “Hawaiʻi Five-0″ star Alex O’Loughlin during his lunch break for a casual Q&A interview. After getting some food, we got comfortable inside and started chatting about his career, what’s next for the CBS drama and some quirky favorites of his that some of his fans may not know.
This guy is a character, and was welcoming to questions about how he got started in acting and the Hawai’i-based TV show.
RT: How is this season different from the last two? From your experience.
AO: I actually really like this season. It feels like a lot of things have smoothed out. I’ve relaxed a bit and I’m not taking risks. I’m not doing stunts like I used to. I just can sit back, do my work and be with my family. So actually, for me it’s fantastic. I feel like I’ve got a bit of job security now. Like (during) the first two years, (it was like) the rug could be pulled any minute.
RT: What would you say is the most rewarding part of your job?
AO: Well, I have a really great job. I have a lot of fun. I get to tell stories, which is what I love to do most, I get to work with a great group of guys, and I get to do fun “boy stuff” and play with guns. The most rewarding thing about my job, though, is being able to reach people in a way that’s outside of the industry. If I do a bunch of work and become a person of public interest on some level then I can hopefully use that to generate care in other areas that might be based in community service or philanthropy.
I think that’s the most important part of my job as an actor. It’s a way I get to give back.
February 24th, 2013 by bahamabert
“Hawaii Five-0” actors Alan Ritchson and Alex O’Loughlin (right) go over their lines during. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Jerome S. Tayborn)
ZAP2it’s Carina MacKenzie gave us the name to go with the face in behind-the-scenes set photos posted by Exec. Producer Peter Lenkov. MacKenzie revealed that Smallville’s Aquaman, Alan Ritchson, will play the SEAL-era best friend of HAWAII FIVE-0′s resident “Aquaman” Steve McGarrett in the much-anticipated SEAL flashback episode “Olelo Pa’a” (S03E20). Behind-the-scenes photos released Thursday by Lenkov and by the 15th Wingat Joint Base Pearl Harbor/Hickam showed Ritchson and Alex O’Loughlin together on location in the cargo hold of a C17 Globemaster III in appropriate SEAL gear.
In addition to being helmed by veteran Hollywood director Joe Dante (Gremlins, The Howling, Innerspace, The ‘Burbs, and H50′s S2 episode “Ka Iwi Kapu”), “Olelo Pa’a” will also see the return of Terry O’Quinn as McGarrett’s former Commanding Officer, Lt. Commander Joe White, and White’s Vietnam veteran Huey pilot turned barkeep, Joe Bama (Jimmy Buffett).
‘Hawaii Five-0′ casts Alan Ritchman of ‘Smallville’ and ‘Blue Mountain State’ as McGarrett’s brother-in-arms
By Carina Adly MacKenzie / February 22, 2013
Alan Ritchson plays Freddie, McGarrett’s SEAL best buddy. (Photo courtesy of ZAP2it / Getty Images
“Blue Mountain State” star Alan Ritchson spent some time in Hawaii last year, filming scenes for “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire” — and now he’s returning to the Aloha State for some time with Danny and McGarrett.
Ritchson has nabbed a guest-starring role on CBS’ “Hawaii Five-0,” and Zap2it has your exclusive details. He plays Freddie, described as a sweet guy who is built like a fullback. Freddie is a Navy SEAL — and he was McGarrett’s best buddy during his years in the military.
We’ll see them in flashbacks to their time training, when they supported each other through some extremely difficult conditions, and later, in battle together, when they had to make some painful choices together.
Ritchson is best known for his work as Thad Castle on “Blue Mountain State” and as “Smallville’s” Aquaman. He’ll appear this fall in “Catching Fire” as Gloss, one of the career tributes in the Quarter Quell Hunger Games.
Article at ZAP2it.com