From the magazine and gq.com/au
It’s really important that if you’re an artist involved in recreating something as iconic as this, that you find some way to step away from that. First of all, there’s a lot of fans of the old show and a lot of critics who are looking to get their teeth into us. And then there’s also a lot of fans and friends of Jack Lord who played the original Steve McGarrett and I’m an Australian. So I can’t think about any of that. All I can think about is doing my work, being true and honest within the character and trying to deliver on time.
For a number of years, O’Loughlin struggled to find his place in LA. Just as he’d put down some roots, he had to relocate. When I first moved over here I was really, really nervous. It took me six years to settle into living in LA. I had my life together there, my niche and my friends. And I’m like, ˜Wow, I’m up and moving to the middle of the ocean, to a small island where I don’t know anyone. And it’s one of the greatest things that’s ever happened to me. This place is one of the greatest on the planet; the people here are amazing. I’ve already made so many incredible friends that I’ll have for the rest of my life. I can’t really see myself leaving, regardless of what happens to the show.
An image scan of the article is below with thanks to Ozbella of H5o fans. Click to enlarge.