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.
“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.
ABC’s Castle outpaced H50 this week compared to last, possibly due to Castle launching into a high-stakes 2-parter with the Feb 18th installment. Castle and H50 swapped 18-49 share figures week to week, with H50 earning a 5 and Castle 6. H50 dropped slightly from a 2.1 to a 2.0 in the 18-49 rating, with Castle nudging upwards slightly from a 2.0 to a 2.3. Total viewers were also down somewhat, with 9.11 million watching live. Seven-day viewing figures will most likely bring the Feb 18th Live+SD totals closer to last week’s 9.64 Live+SD viewership.
Here’s the ratings for February 18th’s episode 3.17, “Pa’ani.” Figures do not yet include the seven-day (SD) DVR, on-demand, and download information.
From the fine people at Static Multimedia, @terrysagirl tipped me off to a brilliant interview with Alex O’Loughlin. Here’s a snippet, but be sure to check out the whole thing. Who knew he and Scott didn’t get along at first?
Scott Caan told me that you didn’t get along straight away because in his words, “your egos bumped a bit in the beginning.” And you’re referred to as a “bromance” now, so how did that come to be?
Well I think as an actor you meet different people all the time, you work with different people all the time, you do movies, you do shows and stuff, you move around. The thing with Scott and I, we’re both alpha males. We’re actually born only like about three hours apart, same day, same month, same everything, but on different parts of the planet. We’re actually like mirror images of each other in some ways and completely opposite in the others, and I think part of that was also finding out our place in the show and working out, you know, we’re the two leads of the show, but on the journey that we’ve taken and the bromantic nature of the characters, there’s a bromance between McGarrett and Danno, and it sort of has transferred our bromance together as Scott and Al, it’s kind of transferred onto the show as well. We’ve become good mates. We spend a lot of time together and it’s great. I’m very lucky to have someone like him to work with every day.
Aloha all! Officer 808 here announcing with Five-0 Redux blogger @WendieJoy a special Tweetup with the talented and charming actress Teilor Grubbs! As you know, she plays Danno’s adorable daughter Grace Williams on the show. Come join us for a night of good food and fun at Big City Diner in Pearlridge Shopping Center in Aiea at 8:00 PM, Monday, November 5th. Teilor will be joining us at about 8:30 to meet and greet fans, and stick around to watch the Halloween episode “Mōhai”. Teilor promises we’ll love it!
Many of you may have seen part of Alex O’Loughlin’s speech from the recent Sunset on the Beach premiere, but thanks to Teddy “TC Hawaii” of Island 98.5, we have even more of it for you. O’Loughlin who plays Steve McGarrett in the CBS show Hawaii Five-0, was alternately humorous and heartfelt as he spoke to the audience, and the residents of Hawaii. The video quality isn’t the best, but it’s still enjoyable.
Mahalo, Teddy for the shout-out to 50undercover.com and thanks to “Kathy with a K” from 93.9 Jamz for getting Alex to stick his tongue out!