It seems like it has been a really long time since we first heard that Alex had done a new photoshoot for CBS Watch. There is no doubt that it has been a really long time since CBS Watch even acknowledged him as one of their CBS family (2011). Now, they might even be wondering themselves why it took so long because as you can see below the results are priceless.
Not only have we gotten some great little videos from it including Alex reading a children’s book and talking about what Hawaii means to him but now we have some amazing pictures of Alex in the beautiful setting of Kuaola Ranch on Oahu.
This was an epic photoshoot utilizing many props including a motorcycle, horse, and camera. This fits in well with all of what Alex loves to do. He looks just as good behind the camera as he does in front of one.
Along with the photoshoot, Ryan Devlin from CBS Watch interviewed Alex and from that we learn even more insight into the man himself.
Since everyone has been waiting for such a long time, we won’t hold up the pics from you any longer. We have also included some excerpts from the interview.
Here you go!
“I was conflicted,” Alex O’Loughlin says, reflecting on the decision from his house in Waikiki’s idyllic Diamond Head. “I’d done two network shows before that, neither of which had gone past a season.” He’d played vampire/private investigator Mick St. John on the short-lived 2007 supernatural romance Moonlight. A year later, he was Dr. Andy Yablonski on the medical drama Three Rivers, canceled after just eight episodes. Though anything seemed better than being penniless in Los Angeles, to suffer through another failed show in the middle of the Pacific, 2,500 miles from the mainland, was a risk he wasn’t sure he wanted to take.
“People say these islands either embrace you or push you away,” O’Loughlin says. “I found myself, as a gift from the islands, being blessed in and given a Hawaiian name. I found all sorts of things drawing me in deeper and deeper.”
“I’m about to use the G word to embrace the scope,” O’Loughlin says. “I don’t know what’s out there. I don’t know whether there’s a God or whether there’s lots of gods or whether there’s just universal energy, but I know from what’s happened that there’s something bigger than me.
Hawaii Five-0 seasons are epic—each a whopping 25 episodes. Multiply that by six and you wind up at Episode 150. Playing a character for that long does things to you. O’Loughlin is in territory where few actors ever get to tread. “It’s such a massive volume,” he says. “This has been a master class for me. I can definitely drop into McGarrett’s head space anytime. I have a bible of who he is in my soul, in my mind.”
I blew one of my knees, I’ve torn ligaments and tendons, ankles, both shoulders, both wrists,” he says. “I’ve knocked my front teeth out. I’ve got fake front teeth. I tore my right shoulder to pieces—three external tears, a labrum tear and a detachment of the bicep tendon. My current favorite injury is two herniated discs in my lower lumbar, which I’m receiving stem cell treatment for to avoid surgery.”
That last injury spooked O’Loughlin. Always athletic, he had to give up everything except swimming. The pain was so great, he could barely rouse himself from bed, and he worried about being able to throw a football with his grandkids.
Signed on to Hawaii Five-0 through eight seasons, he began talking about walking away while he felt he still could. But recently, he’s felt his workload lighten, and those stem cell injections? They’ve been “magic,” he says. Does this mean he might challenge Jack Lord’s record 12 seasons as McGarrett?
“That would be a miracle,” O’Loughlin says with a laugh. “But I can see coming back and doing another season or two. I think this show is everything. It’s the core of it all.”
For the complete interview please visit CBS .
Also, here are some recently released photos that were not used in the magazine. Glad CBS decided these were also too good not to share. Thank you!!
Source CBS Watch Magazine/ CBS