Annette Dasey has written a new piece, for Who Spotlight, that is part article and part interview with our Alex O'Loughlin. We already know the information, but every interview is worded differently ~ including one curse word in this one, that is not spelled out. *grin* Plus, we could never grow tired of Alex!
The magazine is featuring him because his film, August Rush, will have its Australian premiere on February 21st, 2008. I'm glad they published an Alex article to promote the movie.... and him :)
Click on the image above for a larger version. What a cute photo of Alex and Holly! I will also type out the interview for you here to make it easier to read.
Alex O'Loughlin ~ Holly's hottie steps up with two racy new roles
by Annette Dasey
Until a year ago, actor Alex O'Loughlin was, by his own admission, such a nobody in Los Angeles that he "couldn't get arrested." Living on baked beans and building work since arriving in 2005, his luck changed a year later when he met a certain starlet.
"I was helping a friend with a pergola and Holly [Valance] came over - they were mates," says ex-Sydneysider O'Loughlin, who is best known here for the 2004 film Oyster Farmer and 2005 miniseries The Incredible Journey of Mary Bryant. "I was like, `She's so hot,` but she played it really cool. As it turned out, she was more of a fan than she let on."
The pair shacked up in Hollywood, where O'Loughlin was known for losing the James Bond role to Daniel Craig - "How gutted was I? I didn't think I was going to get it. It was a f--ing fantastic experience. I've held the gun!" - and (erroneous) reports that he is the son of AC/DC rocker Bon Scott. "My dad didn't care [about the rumours] but my mum was upset," says the 31 year old, whose father is a physics teacher and mother a nurse. "Being viewed as a charlatan worried her."
Then he landed a part in TV crime series The Shield and a supporting role in August Rush, a magical drama (opening on Feb. 21) starring Keri Russell, Jonathan Rhys Meyers and Robin Williams, about an orphan who is sure his parents are alive. O'Loughlin, whose son Saxon, 10, is in Australia, and Rhys Meyers shared an apartment in New York while making the movie. "We'd work out and see bands," says O'Loughlin.
Nabbing the lead in vampire TV series Moonlight means O'Loughlin has less time with Holly : "We'd prefer to be together more. You want to be with someone you love, but you adapt."
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O'Loughlin's ability to empathise with other people and roles is "quite astounding," says Tony Knight, NIDA's head of acting.
Jonathan Rhys Meyers (left) and O'Loughlin play brothers in August Rush.
O'Loughlin and Holly Valance in 2006.