Friday, February 29, 2008

Josef Wallpaper ~ Moonlight Returns on April 25th, 2008

Micksgirl24 asked for a Josef version of the "Moonlight Returns" wallpaper. I already had one in the works since I kinda like Jason Dohring! *wink*

Yes ~ CBS has changed Moonlight's return date to April 25th

Hi all...... I have been receiving tons of mail from people asking about Moonlight's return date. CBS has changed it from April 11th to April 25th. I know it is confusing & frustrating. After telling everyone that would listen and handing out flyers, I have to go back and let them know the date has changed. We just have to go with it! On the positive side ~ now Moonlight will air during the May sweeps :) It also gives us even more time to promote ourselves silly for our show!

Thursday, February 28, 2008

Keep It Dark Campaign continues tomorrow night

The "Keep It Dark for Moonlight" campaign continues tomorrow night! We will leave our televisions off and watch episodes of our show online at the official CBS website.

Moonlight Fans
Keep It Dark Campaign
Friday Night
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM Central/Mountain
8:00 PM to 10:00 PM Eastern/Pacific

Thanks to Vampire's Curse for the cool banner!

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

CBS releases new Moonlight video ~ Rewind

CBS' Eyelab has created and released a new Moonlight video today. It is called Rewind. You guessed it... scenes are shown in reverse, which is a cool effect.

New info! Fresh episodes of Moonlight will begin airing on Friday, April 25th... not on the 11th as previously reported. However, CBS is still listing our show as returning on April 11th. This could mean that we will get reruns of the last episodes. Perhaps, the network will show Love Lasts Forever (episode #1x11) on the 11th and The Mortal Cure (episode #1x12) on the 18th. I think that would be a great lead up to the first new episode being broadcast on the 25th, especially for new viewers. Of course, I will let you know anything else I find out :)

Wallpaper ~ Mick St John finally returns on April 25th

A little Mick St John photo wallpaper reminder that we will get him back on Friday, April 25th! Counting down the days until Moonlight returns........ :)

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

TV Guide Poll ~ Which bubble show deserves another season?

TV Guide has posted a new poll question on their website..... Which "bubble" show deserves another season the most? Currently, Supernatural is in first place with 63%. Moonlight is second with 21%. Get over there and vote!

Thank you for my Moonlight gift! :)

When I checked my post office box today, a Moonlight gift was waiting for me! What a lovely surprise :) It was a nice change from the usual junk mail and bills. hahaha.... No return address, note or name was included tho. *pout* So, I am posting this generic thank you message to my secret admirer! THANKS :)

DarkRavyn's wonderful new video promoting Moonlight's April 25th return

I'm sure that you have all read the following statement that CBS released.....

“Thank you for watching Moonlight and for your incredible support of the series. We are excited that the series will be coming back in April with four new, original episodes. Like any new television series, a decision to renew for next season is largely based on how many viewers watch the program. We encourage you to tell your friends about the upcoming episodes and work with us to find more viewers for Moonlight.”

We have been promoting the series for them since day one! I'm jealous of the cool promos the UK's Living Channel have created to showcase Moonlight. Why doesn't CBS do anything like that here? I can't tell you how many people I have spoken to that have no idea our show is even on the air! They watch other shows on the network (like CSI) but have never seen a Moonlight commercial. *growl* I hope CBS will actually promote the four new episodes (beginning April 25th), especially since their decision obviously depends on those ratings.

Of course, we can not depend on CBS. We must continue to spread the word ourselves. DarkRavyn has created this wonderful fan video promo for the April 25th return of Moonlight! She uses some great scenes from the show. If I wasn't already addicted to the show, this video would make me wanna check it out :)

Monday, February 25, 2008

Alex O'Loughlin screen capture from Living's Moonlight interview promo

By popular demand...... This screen capture is from Alex O'Loughlin's interview promo made by the UK's Living channel. When I said that several people were gonna love the appearance Alex's tongue makes in the video, I had no idea how many emails I would receive about it. OK Ladies, here is your photo. Sorry, Alex ;)

Sunday, February 24, 2008

Who is your favorite Moonlight character? has three poll questions regarding Moonlight. The one you see above is Favourite Moonlight Character. Currently, Jason Dohring is number one with almost 50% of the vote. Wow! Alex O'Loughlin is second. Shannyn Sossamon is in third place.

The other two questions....

New Fall Show You're Most Looking Forward to ~ this poll was obviously added when the season started last September, but it is still open for voting.

Most Entertaining New Character ~ Jason is the only Moonlight choice.

If you sign up, you can create your own fun questions as well.

New Sophia Myles interview in the UK's TV & Satellite Week

The UK magazine, TV & Satellite Week, has a new interview with Sophia Myles to promote Moonlight's premiere. She talks again about her hair getting the "Hollywood treatment." In a previous interview, she discussed having to get fake extensions because her hair wasn't right for an LA girl like Beth. It is a brief feature on Moonlight, but nice to see Sophia getting some love from her home audience.

For a bigger version of the image, click on the scan above.

Move over, Buffy ~ New Series

Sophia Myles is another Brit wowing America, in a new vampire drama

One of America's biggest recent hits comes to Living this week. Moonlight is a modern-day vampire drama and stars British actress Sophia Myles as internet reporter Beth Turner, who teams up wit Mick St John (Alex O'Loughlin), a private investigator who's secretly a vampire but who wants to use his powers for good. We caught up with Myles to find out more about the show...

What is your character like?

Beth is a reporter who covers hard-hitting, dangerous stuff. In the first episode, she meets Mick at the scene of a really horrific murder and there's some kind of connection. Viewers discover he saved her when she was a very young child, which makes for a very interesting, romantic story.

The show has been a big hit in the US. Why is it so popular?

The chemistry between Mick and Beth works really well. They develop a working partnership, like Mulder and Scully in The X Files. Every episode, you want them to get together.

Have you changed your look for the show?

My hair was given the whole Hollywood treatment. I was taken to this very expensive Beverly Hils salon. I looked like a scruffy dog going into one of those dog parlours, and when they'd finished, I was all clean.

The Brits seem to have taken over American TV lately.

Yeah, it's been an invasion. I'm thrilled that everyone's doing well. I've become very good friends with Anna Friel, who's out here doing Pushing Daisies.

This isn't your first vampire themed project. Are you a fan of the genre?

I've done Dracula on television with Marc Warren, and the Underworld movies. I wouldn't say I'm a fan of the genre, but as a storyteller, I'm interested in the whole immortality theme - an immortal falling in love with a mortal.

Photo ~ Promo photograph of Sophia Myles with Alex O'Loughlin

Moonlight airs on the UK's Living Channel on Tuesday nights at 10:00 PM

New petition to save Moonlight

Super fan, Great Grams, has set up a new petition to save Moonlight. Please, go sign it! While you are at it, stop by the great site she started to show off her Mick and Moonlight love :)

Saturday, February 23, 2008

New interview with Alex O'Loughlin in Australia's Sunday Life Magazine

Alex's film, August Rush, just premiered in Australia. The Australian newspaper, Sun Herald, included a new article & interview with him in the Sunday Life magazine insert. What a sweet description he gives of his mom's reaction to his visits. Again, he mentions the crazed fan girls scaring him. Poor baby! ;> Our Lt Carl, Brian J White, is also briefly quoted. Even his co-stars recognize that Alex has that "It" factor denoting a star. CBS is soooo lucky to have snatched him up before anyone else. I hope they remember that when making their renewal decision in May.

Click on the scan above for a larger version. Note ~ according to Alex, he was born on August 24th in 1976, which would mean he's 31 years old.

Sunday Life Magazine

Profile ~ Alex O'Loughlin

Why he looks familiar :
Another NIDA graduate, class of 2000, O'Loughlin starred in 2004's The Oyster Farmer but got his break in the US as the star of Moonlight, a TV series about vampires, which aired on Channel Nine. "I've got a six-year contract [with Moonlight], so I just try to keep my head down. I don't wash dishes any more; that's the main thing."

Why you should care :
After the Moonlight pilot aired, producer Joel Silver realised the show wasn't up to scratch and replaced the entire cast - except O'Loughlin. "A lot of times you do a pilot... and you know if pieces aren't working. And I think they knew right away they had a star in Alex and they just rebuilt around him," said co-star Brian White.

Birthplace :
Born in Canberra but grew up in Sydney. "My parents divorced when I was two. From the age of 10, I went back and forth between the two cities."

Marital Status :
He's been dating Aussie singer and former Neighbours star Holly Valance for the past 18 months and says, "It's going strong."

Family ties :
"Mum's a musician. She plays piano and has a beautiful voice, so she understands the creative need." But that doesn't mean she misses her son any less now he's living in LA. "Mum lights up when she sees me. Her cheeks go pink - she's all over me, pulling my hair, pinching my cheeks." O'Loughlin also has a sister, 31, whom he describes as a "multi-talented volleyball player, gypsy chef."

Bitten young :
"I was in a school play when I was 10 and had fish sticks stuck up my nose and I was wearing these spectacles and making the audience laugh. I remember the rush and knew I loved it."

Surreal moment :
O'Loughlin was taking a break from filming on Moonlight on the Warner Brothers' lot one day when a cart full of sightseeing women laid eyes on him. "They started screaming at the top of their lungs - it scared the shit out of me."

The move to the US was tough :
"There was a whole year, in 2005, when I wasn't getting anywhere. I had to sell my stereo and a few other things. I got my motorbike stolen, it was miserable. I was sleeping on a mate's office floor questioning my talent - that was really difficult."

Home is where the work is :
"I love the Australian industry but it's a boutique industry - the US is where it is." And while O'Loughlin admits that's changing, he can't wait around. "If I want to buy a house, I'd have to stay in Australia making movies for a hundred years."

Career highlight :
Auditioning for Casino Royale. "The screen test for James Bond was a real 'pinch yourself' moment I'll never forget."

Inspiration :
"Daniel Day-Lewis is amazing. Ryan Gosling is also an incredible actor; he's also a friend of mine... well, an acquaintance."

Next :
August Rush, with Robin Williams, is out on Thursday.

Watch with Kristin discusses Moonlight being on the bubble

E! Online's Watch with Kristin has posted her opinion about Moonlight being on the bubble. She talks about other tv programs as well, but of course I concentrated on her Friday night info. Thank you to the sweet Kim for making sure I knew about this :)

Bubble Wrap: Faves That May Be in Danger

We hear you. And feel your pain.

Many of you have been writing in since the strike's end to ask about the fate of your favorite series this season—and beyond. And while the official word on most series won't be handed down until the new season is unveiled in New York City May 11-15 (mark your calendars!), we figure it's only fair to let you know what we're hearing about the current status of shows that are "on the bubble." So, click on to find out which shows are in trouble of cancellation...and how likely they are to be saved.

The crowd of angry villagers is gathering in Comments; the protest captains are handing out pitchforks and torches. And we storm the castle at midnight.

There's a Reason They Call It the Death Slot
• Friday Night Lights (NBC)
• Moonlight (CBS)
• Women's Murder Club (ABC)

If you weren't around for, say, The Tragedie of the Firefly Ship, by bard of the globe Joss Whedon, you might not have heard about this thing called the "death slot."

We fans use the term to refer to any and all shows that get scheduled on Friday nights, where they die a slow, sleepy death because everyone's out getting drunk or at least sleeping off the workweek and then receive a eulogy in the trades that sounds like, "Alas, poor show, we hardly knew ye..." It's a veritable tautology of television: If you get the death slot, you die.

As such, no one should be surprised that three Friday-at-9 p.m. shows are in trouble, namely America's best-ever reality show (Friday Night Lights; nothing else on television is more genuine); a cult-fave vampire detective show (Moonlight); and a smart, fast-talking girlie crime drama (Women's Murder Club). In the end, it's like Jessica Rabbit said, if she were a TV producer instead of a bombshell, "I'm not a flop, I'm just scheduled that way."

Message from Sophia Myles to Moonlight Fans

Here is a sweet thank you message that Sophia Myles sent to her fans. Maria posted it on her great site dedicated to our Beth Turner :)

Sophia Myles passed on this lovely quote about the comeback of ‘Moonlight’ - and addresses especially all the ‘Moonlight’ fans:

“Moonlight is getting ready to come back so fasten your seat belts! I believe that it is our passionate and ever growing fan base that has made it possible for us to tell more of this great story. My thanks to all Moonlight fans for their loyalty, support and seriously cool karma!” Love, Sophia Myles x x x

Friday, February 22, 2008

Keep It Dark campaign in support of Moonlight begins tonight!

Tonight, we begin our Moonlight Fridays online! All of our televisions will be turned off. We will be watching Moonlight's Fever episode (#1x04) together on the official CBS site. Let's send the network the message that they are losing viewers by not having our show on the air! Ask everyone you know to join us online tonight ~ friends, family, neighbors, co-workers, Uncle Bob. I have access to several computers.... and you can be assured that they will all be streaming Moonlight episodes :)

Keep It Dark Friday Campaign
Every Friday night until Moonlight returns to the schedule on April 11th
7:00PM to 9:00PM Central & Mountain Time Zones
8:00Pm to 10:00PM Eastern & Pacific Time Zones

Save Our Vampire!

Matt Roush gives his opinion on CBS not yet renewing Moonlight

Matt Roush was asked for his opinion on Moonlight not yet being officially picked up for a second season. His answer confirms what we have been discussing. It appears that CBS is waiting to see what happens with our four new episodes (which begin airing April 11th, 2008). As we have been told when calling the network, the decision probably won't be announced until mid-May.

TV Guide ~ Ask Matt

Question :

As you can probably imagine, there's plenty of wailing and gnashing of teeth out here in Moonlight-land with CBS' list of 2008-'09 renewals published and no mention of Moonlight. The pickup of the four episodes for April gave us all cause for hope. Now we don't know what to think. What are your thoughts? — Lyn

Matt Roush :

If Moonlight were really dead, CBS wouldn't have gone to the expense of putting the show back into production for just four more episodes. I'd take that as a sign to be cautiously optimistic that if the spring episodes show the same creative growth and fan momentum that Moonlight was exhibiting when the strike kicked in, then CBS will have little choice but to renew it. But I doubt we'll know for sure until the actual Upfronts in May.

TV Guide Poll ~ What is tv's sexiest show?

TV Guide has posted a new question on their website..... What is tv's sexiest show? Come on! We all know that Moonlight easily wins that title. It is not possible to have Alex O'Loughlin, Sophia Myles, Shannyn Sossamon, Brian J White and Jordan Belfi cast on your program and not be the sexiest program on the air :>

Leave your comments at ~

Thursday, February 21, 2008

Video ~ Rally the fans to Save Our Vampire! Support Moonlight!

I have worked with the lovely & talented DarkRavyn on a new Moonlight fan video. Our hope is to rally even more fans to write, call and email CBS in support of the show. No one can watch these amazing Alex O'Loughlin scenes without being inspired, right? You know how I feel about vamped out Mick St John. *wink* Mick doesn't back down from a fight.... and neither do we! As usual, DarkRavyn did the most amazing editing job.

Please, pass on the news about this video. We need everyone to contact CBS daily until we get that second season renewal announcement Moonlight deserves. SAVE OUR VAMPIRE!

Thank you to our musical guru, DJ Timmy D, for suggesting the perfect song for this project ~ The Longest Road by Morgan Page (deadmau5 remix).

Update ~ No new showrunner for Moonlight per the Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter has an update regarding the departure of Moonlight's showrunner, Chip Johannessen. According to their information, our show will not hire anyone to replace him unless it is renewed for the Fall 2008/2009 season.

Silver, scribes take over 'Moonlight'
by Nellie Andreeva

Executive producer Joel Silver and the writing team of CBS' "Moonlight" collectively will shepherd the four additional episodes of the freshman drama as showrunner/executive producer Chip Johannessen has exited.

The vampire drama is not expected to name a new showrunner for the four-episode order but will do so if the series is picked up for a second season.

"Moonlight," which has shown promise on Fridays and was the only CBS freshman series kept on the air throughout the strike, has had its share of behind-the-scenes shuffles, including the summer departure of executive producer/showrunner David Greenwalt.

Chip Johannessen out as showrunner for Moonlight

Another behind the scenes change at Moonlight. Just a few minutes ago, TV Guide's Michael Ausiello reported that Chip Johannessen is no longer part of our crew. In addition to being an executive producer of the series, Chip also wrote two incredible episodes of Moonlight ~ Arrested Development (#1x05), which is consistently listed as a fan favorite, and The Mortal Cure (#1x12).

Ausiello Report ~ Exclusive: Moonlight Leader Slayed!

More backstage drama at Moonlight — and the timing couldn't be worse. I'm told that Chip Johannessen has been let go as show-runner just as the freshman drama is fighting for a second season. The search is on for a replacement.

This is the second major regime change for the cult fave; over the summer Johannessen replaced David Greenwalt, who vacated his post for health reasons.

The behind-the-scenes upheaval may explain why Moonlight was conspicuously absent from CBS' litany of renewals last week. It's unclear what impact this will have on the four post-strike episodes that the network just commissioned, which are slated to begin airing on April 11. But rest assured, when I know you'll know.

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Keep It Dark on Friday Night to Support Moonlight!

Just a reminder..... We are planning to turn off our televisions on Friday nights, and watch Moonlight episodes on the official CBS website instead. The network decided to put our show on hiatus in order to air The Price is Right. The goal of the Keep It Dark campaign is to get huge numbers for the online episode. Hopefully, that will make CBS realize the ratings they are missing out on by not airing Moonlight. Wouldn't it be super cool if we caused their server to crash!??!? :>

This week ~ Friday, February 22nd ~ we will be watching the Fever episode (#1x04) together. Spread the word!

Video ~ The sharp dressed men of Moonlight!

A video featuring our boys.... Darn! ;> All of the men on Moonlight are gorgeous. Lilly has made a fan video for us that celebrates just how wonderful they look. She used great scenes of Mick, Josef, Lt Carl and Josh in the sexy clothes they wear on our show. Have I mentioned recently how much I adore the casting director?!?! Think about it.... they gave us Alex O'Loughlin, Brian J White, Jason Dohring and Jordan Belfi all on the same show! Oooooo my.....

I love how Lilly set the snippets from the show to the lines in the song, which is Sharp Dressed Man covered by Jo Dee Messina. When she used the footage of David Blue's Logan playing Guitar Hero to underscore the guitar solo in the song, I had to chuckle. Very creative!

New MickBeth Fan Video

A new MickBeth fan video for your enjoyment :) Purpldy has created a clip featuring the touching Mick and Beth scenes from Moonlight's The Mortal Cure episode (#1x12). The music is Heart doing a cover of Without You.

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Save Our Vampire ~ Photo wallpaper of Alex O'Loughlin as vamped out Mick St John

Save Our Vampire wallpaper for your computer :) The photo of Alex O'Loughlin in vamped out Mick St John mode is appropriate for our campaign. He is ready to fight.... and so are we! Plus, he looks too sexy! *wink* When we turn on our computers, this graphic will be a daily reminder of what we are fighting for..... and.... for us to work on getting Moonlight renewed for a second season. You can also use it for your MySpace layout, website and so on to remind others to contact CBS. We need to express our devotion. Bury the network in positive letters, calls and emails :) I'm soooo proud of all the Moonlight fans working together to support our show!

CBS Television Network
7800 Beverly Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90036-2112

Phone Number ( 212 ) 975-4545

Audience Services ~
Email :
Phone # ( 212 ) 975-3247

Online feedback ~

Monday, February 18, 2008

Support Moonlight by contacting talks shows and entertainment magazines

When calling the network, we are being told that CBS will make a decision about Moonlight's future in mid-May. It is obvious that they are waiting to see what happens with the four new episodes that will begin airing on April 11th. This gives us plenty of time to fight to save our show! We will work together to get Moonlight renewed for a second season :)

Fortunately, we are blessed with such a charismatic, good humored and interesting cast. We just need to get them booked on the talk show circuit and profiled in magazines. Think about it.... Alex O'Loughlin, Sophia Myles, Jason Dohring, Brian J White & Shannyn Sossamon chatting and laughing with Ellen or Conan or Jay or any host. New fans will not be able to resist! Plus, I guess us old Moonlight fans wouldn't mind seeing them on tv too much. *wink*

This video ~ Behind the scenes on the set of Moonlight ~ is one I posted previously when our show first premiered. However, I felt it was appropriate to this post. I really like it because you get to see brief interviews with Alex, Jason and Sophia along with some behind the scenes footage.

Let's write, call and email all of these media outlets to promote the new Moonlight episodes. Get those ratings even higher by capturing fresh viewers!

Day Time Talk Shows

I have said from the beginning that having the entire cast interviewed together would be amazing. They have such wonderful chemistry! Oprah often chats with the entire cast from television programs and movies. Another thing to keep in mind is most of her producers are women. If they are not already in love with Alex, Jason & Brian, they soon will be when we bring our boys to their attention! *grin*

Oprah :

Ellen Degeneres :
Booker ~ Lori Blackman
300 W. Alameda Ave.
Burbank, CA 91523
Email link :

Regis and Kelly :
Booker ~ Kelly Burkhard
7 Lincoln Square 5th Floor
NY, NY 10023
Email link :

The View :
Booker ~ Donald Berman
320 W. 66th Street
NY, NY 10023
Email link :

Late Night Talk Shows

David Letterman :

Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson (Alex O'Loughlin has previously appeared on Craig's show) :

Jay Leno :

Conan O'Brien :

Carson Daly :

Media Magazines

Entertainment Weekly :,,,00.html

People Magazine :

TV Guide :

Vanity Fair :

Sunday, February 17, 2008

Australian fans ~ Sign petition asking Channel Nine to return Moonlight to their tv schedule

Since Australian television network Channel Nine took Moonlight off its ratings period schedule, the fans have been writing and calling to protest. One fan has started a petition to ask Channel 9 to put our show back on the air. Here is a link to the website so all wonderful Aussie fans can sign the petition......

Video ~ G4 visits the set of Moonlight ~ Talks with Alex O'Loughlin & Jason Dohring

When Moonlight's Sleeping Beauty episode (#1x10) was being filmed, G4's Attack the Show visited the set. This video shows Seth Selwyn getting to wander around Mick's office and Josef's apartment. Lucky! He also talks briefly with Alex O'Loughlin and Jason Dohring. I giggled at Jason saying "There's no stunt guy here, man" along with the look on his face.

Support Moonlight ~ Watch our show on every Friday night

Thank you to Suzanne and Leeser for sharing this great idea!

While The Price Is Right is running on Friday nights, the plan is to go to and to all watch the same episode of Moonlight with the intention of sending CBS a message. We do know that they pay attention to what we're watching on, so it should be obvious that we're not watching the available "current" programming. Yes, this may crash their streaming video server, but they're still going to know which streaming vid made it all come crashing down.

Please spread this around to all the other Moonlight sites you can possibly think of during the next week. Let them know that this is a concerted effort and that we need to come together to make this all happen.

Saturday, February 16, 2008

Video ~ UK Living's new interview with Moonlight's Alex O'Loughlin

This video is of the Living Channel's new online interview with Alex O'Loughlin. I know a few of you were having problems with their Moonlight website. Now, you can watch the wonderful Alex footage again and again right here. :) For a transcript of his interview, check my previous post.

Moonlight will debut in the UK next week! *cheer* Living Television network on Tuesday, February 19th, 2008 at 10:00 PM.

UK ~ Living's new video interview with Alex O'Loughlin

Living's website describes their new Alex video as "EXCLUSIVE interview with the very handsome Aussie actor, Alex O'Loughlin." I agree!

You know that I just had to get some screencap photos from the video. A couple of smile pictures.... Alex talking with his hands.... In two of my photographs, those manly hands & fingers are pointing to his mouth. Hmmmm....
is he subliminally trying to get us to look at his sexy lips. It couldn't just be my selective screen capturing, right? ;> He is too lush!

More fresh quality time with Alex O'Loughlin courtesy of UK's Living Channel. I am beginning to LOVE them! hahaha.... It just feels like soooooooooo long since we've had any new Alex moments. Living's new video interview with him is a welcome sighting. I could have done without the music tho. At times, it makes it difficult to hear his yummy Australian accented voice. I guess they thought the video needed some type of musical accompaniment... Wrong! Just Alex talking, please.

The interview begins with a little preview from Moonlight's pilot episode ~ No Such Thing as Vampires (#1x01). Then, it is on to the good stuff....... chatting with Alex! I know you will be completely surprised to hear that he is intelligent, lovely, compelling, charming, sexy, interesting, funny. His trademark smiles make several appearances. The thing that does surprise me is we don't hear the *THUD* of the interviewer hitting the floor. ;>

I will try to give you a little interview transcript here because he says many insightful things about our show. And, due to the aforementioned musical drown out at times. I really enjoy how Alex thinks and talks about each topic covered. You know he has answered the same questions time after time.... but he doesn't sound like it.

Alex O'Loughlin on Moonlight

Alex says ~ The show is about a Vampire private eye who... um... was made a Vampire against his will... in the early 50's... by the woman who he fell in love with and married, on their wedding night. And he has since fallen in love with a mortal girl who he is sort of destined not to be with.

My character Mick St John is... um... he's a reluctant Vampire and he's essentially a humanist trapped in this immortal body that needs human blood to survive every day. So he... uh... he's put a few things in place that fit with his moral code like, he doesn't feed from humans. He goes to the blood bank and gets blood from like a dealer at the blood bank. Then, he takes it home and keeps it in the fridge. He sleeps in a freezer. He doesn't sleep in a coffin.

He fought the instinct from the very beginning as well. His wife had to go and find him because she was his sire so... um... as his sire... and as a woman who was deeply in love with him, you know which is why she turned him because she wanted to be with him forever... she has to bring him food. She has to capture humans and take them to him because he won't eat. He lives a life of control, basic denial about the situation.

Wanting to be with Mick forever is the reason why I understand Coraline!

Mick is not an ordinary person, but he thinks of himself as an ordinary person... he doesn't think of himself as a super human. I mean he knows he's a Vampire obviously but he regards himself more human than monster. But he does have special powers.... all of his senses are much more heightened than they were... than ours are. He's much stronger than he used to be. He can leap like up onto buildings. He can scale walls. He's got some pretty cool super powers. And he um... he uses them for good... you know, I mean... Becoming a private investigator is something that has helped him deal with what he is because he's helping other people. And the other thing is, when he eradicates predators... and these bad people from the earth... in his mind he's getting further away from the predator that he actually is.

There's a lot of different reasons why people watch supernatural stuff. Because they invoke the imagination. Because they stimulate parts of the mind and imagination that are not necessarily stimulated on a daily basis... you know... in our 9 to 5 grind... we sort of plug along and do what we do. I mean, we turn on the tv and see these mythical creatures and figments of other people's imagination and also figments of age old mythologies from many, many different cultures... which Vampires go back thousands of years and so many different cultures. So, I mean, it just poses questions constantly.

Alex O'Loughlin on acting

I know several ladies ~ who shall remain nameless ~ who will scream out loud during this part because Alex's tongue makes a pointed appearance. *wink*

As an actor.... even when you work regularly as an actor, unless you're an A list actor, you've still gotta kick and scream to get a job.... You know, it's hard work. Of course, I wish for work to come my way for a long time. I don't know if I wish for the show to go on forever and ever. I think... I don't know... if it was 3 or 4 years feels about right for this show. The other thing is, I'm gonna get older... so unless... unless Joel Silver's gonna pay for my surgery and my hair implants and you know my boob job and that stuff you need... then....

Alex O'Loughlin on age

I'm really glad the 20's are over... but I don't want to get to the 40's too soon. I just wanna enjoy the 30's. So I think I'm probably about right..... sorta 30, 31, 32 would be about right.

Alex O'Loughlin on Bond
~ He talks about auditioning/screen testing for the part of James Bond

It was a great honor to be considered really. I thought they were pullin my chain when they asked me to go to London and screen test. Um... I think I did a good job. Look... I knew I wouldn't get the role. I'm too young. That was a couple of years ago still from there... so yea... I was too young and I don't know if I was right for the role. I presume something about me was right for the role or otherwise they wouldn't have brought me to London. And, I think Daniel [Craig] did a terrific job. I think he's a great Bond.

He thinks there was "something" about himself that made them bring him to England. I can tell him what that something is........... talent! You thought I was gonna say being flawlessly gorgeous, didn't you? ha! That too, of course. However, the thing about Alex is he has the pure acting ability to go along with the crazy good looks. With many hot actors, you just want them to stand there and be pretty cuz they ruin the image as soon as they open their mouth. Not Alex!

Moonlight premieres in the UK on the Living Channel, Tuesday, February 19th, 2008 at 10:00 PM.

Friday, February 15, 2008

Why are a tv show's ratings important? Contact companies that advertise during Moonlight!

Why are a television show's ratings so important? I know you are shocked to hear that it is about making money. *grin* The network wants to sell commercial time to various companies. In order to do so, they need to be able to tell them that their message will be viewed by an enormous number of viewers..... who equal buyers. Next, the ratings are broken down into the coveted 18 to 49 age group. Those who fall in that demo are thought to be the ideal consumers with disposable income. As I am sure you know, the networks get their tv audience numbers from the Nielsen Ratings company. Unfortunately, it is a convoluted & hard to understand system of sample households, meters, diaries, surveys, Fast Nationals, Live Plus 7......

I hope that kinda made sense :) That is why we need to continue contacting the companies that advertise during Moonlight. We want them to know that they are reaching buyers by paying CBS to air commercials while our show is airing. Encourage them to stay with Moonlight when it returns again in April.

We've all been complaining about our viewership of Moonlight not counting because we don't have the Nielsen box. Please, continue to join me in sending feedback & postcards to CBS. Tell them that we watch our show every week, but don't count in the ratings since we are not Nielsen families!

This is a repost of the advertisers I was able to write down while watching the recent reruns of Fever (#1x04) and Arrested Development (#1x05) episodes.

Kay Jewelers
Cover Girl Lash Blast
Fiber Choice
Olive Garden Restaurants
Lens Crafters
RE/MAX Realtors
Pringle's Select
Chevy Malibu
AT&T Wireless
Hallmark Gold Crown Stores
Dr. Scholl's
Glad Force Flex Garbage Bags
Hyundai Santa Fe
Gone Baby Gone Movie DVD Release
Nissan Murano
Scrubbing Bubbles Action Scrubber (S.C. Johnson)
Bayer Aspirin
Verizon Wireless
The Brave One ~ Jodie Foster ~ Movie DVD Release
Ford Focus
Pizza Hut
South Beach Living
Crest Pro Health Night Toothpaste
Turbo Tax
Ryobi Tools
Disney Snow Buddies Movie DVD
V8 VFusion
Glade Scented Oil Candles
Cox Digital Cable Bundle
LL Bean
Buick Vehicles
Kate Hudson & Matthew McConaughey's new film Fool's Gold

Zap2it & Variety address Moonlight not being on CBS renewal list

Zap2it wrote about the television programs that have not received a second season pick up from CBS yet. Here is the information from their story ~

Among the shows that remain in limbo are beloved Monday comedy "How I Met Your Mother," slightly less beloved Monday comedy "Rules of Engagement," the James Wood drama "Shark," "The Unit" and cult vampire favorite "Moonlight." All of those shows (except possibly for "The Unit") are being brought back into production and will return in March and April for new episodes likely to determine their eventual fate. Presumably the network's schedule will still have room for several of those shows.

Also on uncertain footing is "Jericho," which was brought back from the dead after a fan campaign, but delivered middling returns in its Tuesday return. "Jericho" has finished shooting its mini-season, but six episodes have yet to air.,0,7341122.story

Variety has also published an article regarding the CBS press release detailing tv shows it has officially renewed. They have this to say about Moonlight not appearing on the list ~

Missing from the pickup list: critical fave laffer "How I Met Your Mother." Net hasn't yet determined the long-term fates of newcomers "Moonlight," "Cane" and "Welcome to the Captain," while "The Unit," "Shark," "Jericho," "Rules of Engagement" and "The New Adventures of Old Christine" also remain on the bubble.

This just confirms what we discussed previously. We need big, big ratings for the four new episodes of Moonlight that begin airing in April. I know that most of you are already contacting the network. Keep it up! While emails are great, remember that a landslide of snail mail is impressive. Even though it only takes a few short minutes and a stamp, it shows dedication to our show :)

Thursday, February 14, 2008

CBS list of renewed tv programs DOES NOT include Moonlight!

CBS issued a press release today listing the television shows that they are renewing for the 2008/2009 season. Moonlight is not on the list! A few months ago, CEO Les Moonves mentioned that The Big Bang Theory & Moonlight were the freshman series that were "likely" to get a second season. Big Bang Theory is on the renewal list. :( This is the reason we can not let up in supporting our show. It is imperative that the four new episodes airing the rest of this season (beginning April 11th) have huge ratings. Continue writing and calling the network, media shows and magazines, keep Moonlight and our stars at the top of Hey! Nielsen. Above all.... spread the word!

One last thing......... please, remember to be polite and concise whether writing or actually speaking to someone at CBS. Threatening to not watch the network ever again or being rude won't get us what we are trying so hard to achieve. Moonlight fans are a great bunch so I don't think it will be a problem. :)

Mr. Les Moonves
51 West 52nd Street
New York, NY 10019-6188
( 212 ) 975-4545
Email :

Nina Tassler
CBS Entertainment President
7800 Beverly Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90036-2112
( 323 ) 575-2747

Audience Services ~
Email :
Phone # ( 212 ) 975-3247

CBS feedback ~

Here is the CBS list of returning tv programs from today ~


"Cold Case," "Criminal Minds," "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation," "CSI: Miami,"
"CSI: NY," "Ghost Whisperer," "NCIS," "Numb3rs," "Two and a Half Men,"
"Without a Trace" and the Freshman Comedy "The Big Bang Theory" Join Previously Announced '"Survivor" and "The Amazing Race"

Eight of the Top 20 Scripted Series on Television to Return

CBS has renewed 11 series for next season in a move that will return 10 hours of the Network's primetime schedule and eight of the top 20 scripted series on television.

The 11 series are COLD CASE, CRIMINAL MINDS, CSI: CRIME SCENE INVESTIGATION, CSI: MIAMI, CSI: NY, GHOST WHISPERER, NCIS, NUMB3RS, freshman comedy THE BIG BANG THEORY, TWO AND A HALF MEN and WITHOUT A TRACE. They join the previously announced SURVIVOR, another top 20 program, and THE AMAZING RACE, which ranks among the top 30.

COLD CASE is averaging 12.38 million viewers. COLD CASE is produced by CBS Paramount Network Television in association with Jerry Bruckheimer Television and Warner Bros. Television. Jerry Bruckheimer, Jonathan Littman, Meredith Stiehm and Veena Sud are executive producers.

CRIMINAL MINDS is Wednesday's top scripted program in viewers, averaging 14.06 million viewers in its competitive Wednesday (9:00-10:00 PM) time period. CRIMINAL MINDS is produced by ABC Studios in association with CBS Paramount Network Television. Mark Gordon, Ed Bernero and Deb Spera are executive producers.

CSI: CRIME SCENE INVESTIGATION remains Thursday's Number One program with a weekly audience of 17.78 million viewers. CSI is produced by CBS Paramount Network Television in association with Jerry Bruckheimer Television. Jerry Bruckheimer, Carol Mendelsohn, Ann Donahue, Anthony E. Zuiker, Naren Shankar, Jonathan Littman, William Petersen, Cynthia Chvatal and Ken Fink are executive producers.

CSI: MIAMI is Monday's top scripted program, averaging 14.87 million viewers. CSI: MIAMI is produced by CBS Paramount Network Television in association with Jerry Bruckheimer Television. Jerry Bruckheimer, Ann Donahue, Carol Mendelsohn, Anthony E. Zuiker and Jonathan Littman are executive producers.

CSI: NY is the Number One program in its time period in viewers and key demographics, averaging 12.87 million viewers. CSI: NY is produced by CBS Paramount Network Television in association with Jerry Bruckheimer Television. Jerry Bruckheimer, Anthony E. Zuiker, Jonathan Littman, Carol Mendelsohn, Ann Donahue, Pam Veasey and Peter Lenkov are executive producers.

GHOST WHISPERER has placed first in its Friday (8:00-9:00 PM) time period in adults 18-49 and adults 25-54 every week this season with first run episodes while averaging 9.18 million viewers. GHOST WHISPERER is produced by Sander/Moses Productions in association with ABC Studios and CBS Paramount Network Television. Ian Sander, Kim Moses, John Gray and P.K. Simonds are executive producers.

NCIS has become a top 10 program in its fifth season, averaging 15.65 million viewers, while remaining impervious to tough reality competition including "American Idol." NCIS is produced by Belisarius Productions in association with CBS Paramount Network Television. Chas. Floyd Johnson, Shane Brennan and Donald Bellisario are executive producers.

NUMB3RS has placed first in its time period in viewers (9.36m) and key demographics in 11 of its last 12 original broadcasts. NUMB3RS is produced by Scott Free Productions in association with CBS Paramount Network Television. Ridley Scott, Tony Scott, Ken Sanzel, David W. Zucker, Nicolas Falacci, Cheryl Heuton and Don McGill are executive producers.

THE BIG BANG THEORY, in its freshman season, is averaging 8.36 million viewers and, with original episodes, has improved the year ago Monday (8:30-9:00 PM) time period by +15% in adults 18-49 and +5% in viewers. THE BIG BANG THEORY is produced by Warner Bros. Television. Chuck Lorre, Bill Prady and Lee Aronsohn are executive producers.

TWO AND A HALF MEN is television's #1 comedy, averaging 13.6 million viewers. TWO AND A HALF MEN is produced by Chuck Lorre Productions, Inc. and the Tannenbaum Company, in association with Warner Bros. Television. Chuck Lorre, Lee Aronsohn, Eric Tannenbaum and Kim Tannenbaum, Mark Burg and Oren Koules are executive producers.

WITHOUT A TRACE successfully returned to its Thursday (10:00-11:00 PM) time period, winning the hour with an average of 13.72 million viewers while also placing first in adults 18-49 and adults 25-54. WITHOUT A TRACE is produced by Jerry Bruckheimer Television, in association with Warner Bros. Television and CBS Paramount Network Television. Jerry Bruckheimer, Jonathan Littman, Hank Steinberg, Greg Walker, Jan Nash and David Amann are executive producers.

Last month, CBS announced that SURVIVOR would return for its 17th and 18th editions and THE AMAZING RACE will be back with its 13th edition.

Funny Mick and Beth Valentine's Day Video

This is such a funny, creative Mick and Beth Valentine's Day video. Have a chuckle to celebrate :) Happy Love Day! XO!

A MickBeth Valentine's Day fan video for you :)

PurpleHippie has created something special for love day. A new MickBeth fan video! I'm glad that it is in black and white. To me, b&w always adds intensity... not to mention, Alex O'Loughlin and Sophia Myles look really good in it! OK ~ so they look lovely in color too. *grin* The Moonlight scenes are chosen with care to add to the romantic mood. The song is My Valentine by Martina McBride.

Happy Valentine's Day :)

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

CBS announces new episodes of Moonlight beginning April 11th!!!

CBS issued a press release this morning announcing that Moonlight will return on April 11th, 2008!!!! *CHEER* We will get four new episodes (#1x13 to #1x16) beginning that Friday. No long wait until the Fall for more Mick St John, Beth Turner, Josef Konstantin, Lt Carl and the gang. How long will Mick be human? What will Beth do about that? ha! Will we see Coraline or a rescue? That is what I love about our show..... the story can go in a million different directions. The important thing is we will get Moonlight back :) I'm sooooooo excited! Keep spreading the word, my friends. We have to make sure those new episodes get big ratings, and we have plenty of promotion time. Let's be sure to also say "Thank You" to CBS :)

Moonlight Detective talks with Alex O'Loughlin

Melissa, from Moonlight Detective, has done a wonderful new interview with Alex O'Loughlin. I enjoy how candid and funny he always is in his chats. Humble as always, he congratulates the fans for Moonlight's People's Choice Award. He teases about Sophia bugging him on set. Talks about not being recognized and that it is not such a bad thing. I receive questions all the time about Mick St John's ring. Alex discusses it in this interview. He actually picked it out himself and fought for it. That is cool to know. Of course, he has some great things to say about Sophia Myles and Jason Dohring ~ how well they get along and so on. At the time of their talk, the news of Moonlight's April return was not yet known.

You can also listen to an audio version of the interview. Alex sounds so tired :(

ML-D: Hi Alex, my name is Melissa and I’m with

Alex O’Loughlin: Hi Melissa!

ML-D: It’s nice to talk to you.

Alex O’Loughlin: It’s nice to talk to you too.

ML-D: I understand you just got back in town, were you working on the UK launch of the series?

Alex O’Loughlin: Yeah, I was actually, I was in Australia for five weeks first of all, and I was seeing my family and stuff, but I was also doing all of the final installments of the voice over, and I did a lot of press for the Australia launch of the show over there. And then I came back to LA for 24 hours and went to, I’ve been in Europe for three weeks doing that stuff so…

ML-D: Wow, so a couple months of jet lag!

Alex O’Loughlin: Yeah, actually my body, my times are so, they’re completely upside down; thoroughly invert everything so I’m just getting back to normal.

ML-D: Well, how was the experience? Are you getting a lot of fan response overseas already?

Alex O’Loughlin: Not that much through Europe. I mean, in Australia I get a lot of fan response to a certain extent because I’m from there. A lot of those guys know my Aussie work as well, but in Europe not too much. I mean, some people know a movie or two that I’ve done but the show has not played there yet. Yeah, I’m still pretty normal there which is nice. I’m pretty anonymous everywhere, really. Whenever I go out I should wear a hat and glasses and stuff, but no ever really says anything to me.

ML-D: Is it one of those big floppy hats?

Alex O’Loughlin: I wear a lot of hats, like I wear a lot. I always have a lot of hats, and I really love hats. Like, I have floppy ones, I have, kind of, broad, full brimmed, I have baseball caps. I just like hats. I’m a hat guy. So, no one really recognizes me.

ML-D: I guess I can see where that would be nice to be incognito.

Alex O’Loughlin: Yeah, but like I said, it’s not like I’m meaning to be incognito. I’m like, I’ve always worn hats so it’s kinda cool just to roam around. I can’t really imagine what it would be like to have to be a celebrity, and I’m a celebrity. Not being able to leave the house without getting hassled by paparazzi and stuff like all the time. That’d be a bit of a nightmare I’d imagine.

ML-D: I would think it would be frustrating you know? You just wanted to go get some milk and…

Alex O’Loughlin: Right, right, however, it’s a glamorous problem that I don’t have so… (laughs)

ML-D: I don’t know whether to say I’m sorry or uh…

Alex O’Loughlin: Oh, I’d just say “moving on!” (laughs)

ML-D: Yup moving on! Well speaking of accessories, something that the fans have been talking about pretty much since the show premiered is Mick’s ring.

Alex O’Loughlin: Yeah.

ML-D: So I wanted to ask you about that. Do you know what the significance of the ring is?

Alex O’Loughlin: It’s the first thing I chose for Mick, for that character, and I chose that for him when we showed the pilot that didn’t air; the pilot with the original cast. It was, I wanted him to have a piece of jewelry that we could attach a time line to; that we could attach a storyline to, and that could be a piece of jewelry that was… cuz he’s quite a modern character, you know, I mean, he doesn’t dress in long velvet capes and… You know, I mean, he wears … he fits into contemporary society. He looks like any guy, you know? And I wanted him to have one piece one something that was from another time.

ML-D: Kind of a throwback?

Alex O’Loughlin: Yeah, and I know that he’s only, kind of, 90 years old himself, but you know, that ring comes from maybe when he went to Europe one time and he had an association with a six or seven hundred year old vampire and had a love affair with, or, you know, maybe he went to Prague, but it’s definitely from another time and it’s from another place and there’s a definite storyline attached to it that we haven’t sort of released yet and so hopefully you know… But it’s such a beautiful peace that I was looking for - I said, “I want him to have a ring,” and the guys were saying, like, the producers were asking me what I thought and I said, “Well, I don’t know.” And we were looking at the French symbols and we were looking at talking about the French origin of vampires and stuff which we start bringing into [episode 12] as well, and they brought in, you know, hundreds of different rings and I found that one, and I was like, “That’s the one! That’s the one I want.” And the producers were like, “No, no, no, it’s not right. It’s too…” And I was like - I really fought for it and I was like, “No, it’ll be good because…” And I sort of sold it, and it doesn’t actually have any religious iconography, or any fleur de lis, or anything specific on it. It’s just kind of got cool flower patterns, and there is a cross with diamonds, but it’s not like a crucifix, and so it’s… and it’s got that beautiful moonstone underneath, and so, yeah, it’s just a piece of jewelry that Mick wears on his right index finger, which is kind of unconventional as well. It’s not really a finger I associate ring wearing with, but I liked it, that’s different.

ML-D: It’s a pretty spectacular piece, and it sounds like you put a lot of thought into it. I do hope we get to see a storyline attached to it.

Alex O’Loughlin: Yeah, me too.

ML-D: Speaking of that, I don’t know if you have any information on this and you may not be able to say anything about this, but with the strike over, do you have any idea when you guys are coming back?

Alex O’Loughlin: No. [Editor’s note: CBS announced mere hours later that they are planning to order a handful of new episodes to air later this spring.]

ML-D: Nothing yet?

Alex O’Loughlin: No, nothing at all. I wish I had an idea but it’s very frustrating for all of us, but no one knows. But then again, you know, like CBS are reknowned for not saying anything, and are reknowned for dropping info at the last minute, and so I’m not worried. And whatever the case may be, I feel really proud of what we’ve done to date, and we created a show in the face of adversity that’s had three different show runners, two different casts…

ML-D: It’s really an amazing success story for it.

Alex O’Loughlin: Yeah, well, in the shadow of the biggest writers strike in 20 years, I mean, it’s like not only have we maintained serious numbers, we won a really important award and so it’s pretty great.

ML-D: Congratulations on the People’s Choice Award, by the way!

Alex O’Loughlin: Thank you! Listen, congratulations’s to you guys too, to all the fans. I mean, it’s not - I just happen to play Mick St. John. I mean, this is like - that award’s for all of us, you know.

ML-D: Yeah, well we did have a lot of fun organizing ourselves to vote, so we were pretty thrilled when you popped up on screen to say thank you.

Alex O’Loughlin: (laughs) Good!

ML-D: That was a banner day for the Moonlight fans.

Alex O’Loughlin: Awesome!

ML-D: I got to talk to Sophia a few weeks ago when [episodes] 12 and 13 were getting ready to come out, and she was telling us that someone should film you and she on the set, when you’re out of character, because you guys just have so much fun.

Alex O’Loughlin: Yeah, we have a lot of fun.

ML-D: Are we going to be seeing the “Alex and Sophia Show” on the extras on the DVD?

Alex O’Loughlin: Well, I’m not sure about that, you might - she has a lot more down time than I do, you gotta understand. (laughs) I work harder than she does.

ML-D: Oh, really!

Alex O’Loughlin: She’s got more time to come and annoy me, that I’m usually, like, telling her to go away cuz I gotta read the next draft, or the next script, or the next whatever.

ML-D: Right, because you’re more serious and more focused…

Alex O’Loughlin: But, what I do think would be interesting is if we just strapped a camera on Sophia and made “The Sophia Show”, and I could make a cameo appearance from time to time.

ML-D: That would be fantastic! I mean, talking to her on the phone, she sounds like a lot of fun.

Alex O’Loughlin: She’s a lot of fun. She’s a great girl, and she brings a lot straight away. I don’t know if it’s the Brit - Aussie thing or what it is, but you know, we laugh a lot, and we have similar sensibilities, and we have mutual friends as well, and yeah, so I mean, not to mention a great actor and, you know.

ML-D: Right, well you guys have amazing chemistry on screen. It’s nice to know that it’s off screen too.

Alex O’Loughlin: Yeah, no it’s very different off screen, you know. I mean the chemistry on screen is manufactured. Manufactured, I wonder if that’s the right word.

ML-D: A different set of circumstances?

Alex O’Loughlin: Well, it’s a different set of circumstances. We’re acting; we’re playing two characters, and the chemistry, a romantic chemistry, whereas off screen, we’re buddies you, know what I mean?

ML-D: Yeah, it’s her teasing you while you’re trying to focus. (laughs)

Alex O’Loughlin: Well, yeah, we have a relationship off screen, but it’s a platonic relationship that we have.

ML-D: Yeah, well it’s a lot of fun to watch you guys on screen.

Alex O’Loughlin: Cool!

ML-D: We also talked with Jason Dohring.

Alex O’Loughlin: Ah, lovely Jason!

ML-D: Yes, and he has so many nice things to say about you. I think you’re his hero.

Alex O’Loughlin: He’s such a great guy, he’s just, I feel really blessed working with these people, you know. Like, his family threw this Christmas party the likes I’ve never seen, and its just genuine, you know. They’re just genuinely wonderful people, and it’s such a pleasure to ah…when I see him on set, it’s like, YES! YES! And that’s rare, you know what I mean, it’s rare, rare, rare, rare. Especially in this industry, I mean, there’s so many f--kheads!

ML-D: To really like your coworkers, yeah, that is a blessing.

Alex O’Loughlin: You know? I mean there is! It’s a weird thing in acting, you know. I mean, we’re artists, but we deal with the human condition, which can involve emotion a lot, you know. And a lot of people get confused, a lot of people end up living this really introspective life. You can move into self obsession very quickly and very easily. You know, you need to constantly remind yourself it’s not about how you feel, it’s about how the audience feels. And it’s not about your emotions, it’s about the emotions of these characters, and so you are simply the device with which you deliver this character’s reality, or you bring life to this character and you become the mouthpiece for this character and whatever. And so, a lot of actors can be construed as self obsessed. Sort of vain and narcissistic, and Jason is just, like, the most other-centered person that you know. He’s always thinking about other people, he’s always, he’s so generous with his time. I’d work with him again in a heartbeat.

ML-D: I did want to ask you very quickly what else you’re working on. I know that you’ve got “Whiteout” coming up with Kate Beckensale.

Alex O’Loughlin: Yeah, I do. I know “Whiteout” is coming out this year sometime. I don’t know exactly when, you guys probably know more than me, but that should be a cool film. I haven’t seen a cut of it yet, but they’ve been working really hard on it. But yeah, it’s going to be fun. I’ve been going out on a couple of things and I’ve been approached on a couple of different films, because no one knows what’s going on with the tv show.

ML-D: Right.

Alex O’Loughlin: And of course, CBS is sort of still saying, “Well, we’re not comfortable with letting you just go and do something else,” which would suggest that Moonlight will be coming back, but then again I haven’t heard.

ML-D: Well I’m sure they’re not gonna want to let you go since you are…

Alex O’Loughlin: Well, yeah, one would presume that, but anyway, but I’m not actually officially attached to anything else. But there are a couple of things in the pipeline if Moonlight doesn’t go on this year, so. But because I’m not confirmed for anything, it would be silly for me to jinx myself.

ML-D: Sure, I can understand that. We’ll just have to keep our eyes open!

Alex O’Loughlin: There you go!

ML-D: For announcements of Alex, the movie star…

Alex O’Loughlin: And maybe your fingers crossed.

ML-D: Ok, we’ll do that too!

Alex O’Loughlin: Ok, thank you! (laughs)

ML-D: Well, thanks so much, I know you’ve got other things going on, so I just wanted to say thanks for talking to us.

Alex O’Loughlin: It was a pleasure, Melissa. Yeah, absolutely, thank you for your time.