A new interview with Alex is posted at Inquirer Entertainment today. In it he talks about his injury on the show and his subsequent dependence on pain medication. He blames the fact that he insisted on doing most of his own stunts, which he is now saying in’t the smartest idea.
I do a lot of my own stunts and I have done so from the beginning. I am not 20-something anymore as you can see from the dusting of grey on the sides of my head.
He is feeling MUCH better now and appears to have recommitted to his health:
Personally, I’m fantastic. It’s like nothing happened. I am still doing physical therapy three times a week. I’m back and doing lots of jiu jitsu. I’m surfing, running, doing all that stuff. I just have to say no to some of the stunts that I love doing so much. I enjoy doing that stuff but I’ve learned to let the stuntmen do those.
He also talks about his taste in women and what he wants and values in a woman. AND he talks about his son Saxon living with him and the time they spend together including a trip to France to take him snowboarding.
I’ve been promising to take him snowboarding his whole life which essentially makes me a neglectful parent, doesn’t it? Because it took me 15 years to do it. I’ve taken him to do virtually everything else. He surfs every day. He does a lot of stuff but he’s like, ‘We got to go snowboarding.’ I thought, OK, since it has taken me so long, I’m going to take him somewhere really special, where the snow is really good. I took him to Charmonix (France). He did great. He snowboarded for four days. I snowboarded for about a day and a half and then spent the next two days with ice packs on my hips. I had a great time. I love Europe. I don’t speak a lick of French but I speak a bit of Italian. I can get through Italy better than I get through the rest of Europe.
Though the bit that stuck out the most to me was his mention of Moonlight and eluded to it being a career error because some fans can’t seem to let it go and let him be anything other than Mick St. John.
One of the errors of my career was doing a vampire show (‘Moonlight’). The fans that I got from that show are very committed. They will never ever see me as anything other than Mick St. John.
Sadly, I can see his point. Had Moonlight never been cancelled, and it shouldn’t have been, I think Alex would be an even bigger star than he currently is. That role suited him better than any other he has been cast in IMO. When something that special gets tossed aside some can’t over the heartbreak. It created a big rift in the fandom when it was cancelled. I remember fights breaking out on this site every week between fans who wanted to forget about Moonlight and support whatever new project Alex had and those fans who were opposed to supporting anything but a return of Moonlight to TV. Apparently that whole sad business still follows him around.
** Wanted to add a note that if any readers/fans want to be able to post to this site and help update just email me and let me know. I know some of you are keeping better tabs on Alex than I am of late and if you feel you could keep the site updated I would love to chat with you.