Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Vote for Alex O'Loughlin in the Sexiest SciFi Guy & Sexiest Man Mane polls

TV Guide has asked several new poll questions. Alex O'Loughlin is competing in two of them ~ Sexiest Sci-Fi Guy and Sexiest Man-Mane. We know that he should win both hands down!

No one else from our cast is included in any of the categories. How can you have Jason Dohring, Brian J White, Sophia Myles, Jordan Belfi (RIP) & Shannyn Sossamon along side Alex and NOT have the hottest cast on television?! *grumble*

Tom Welling (Smallville) & Alex are fighting it out to be #1 in the Sci Fi guy category. Currently, Alex is in second place. :( We are not going to let him down, are we?!? He is winning the Man-Mane poll right now.

32% Tom Welling, Smallville
31% Alex O'Loughlin, Moonlight
15% Thomas Dekker, Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles
15% Jamie Bamber, Battlestar Galactica
4% Lee Pace, Pushing Daisies

42% Alex O'Loughlin, Moonlight
21% Patrick Dempsey, Grey's Anatomy
18% Josh Holloway, Lost
7% Sendhil Ramamurthy, Heroes
6% Taylor Kitsch, Friday Night Lights
2% James Tupper, Men in Trees

Please, go vote.... vote often.... and spread the word!

Vote for the Sexiest

Monday, March 24, 2008

SPOILER VIDEO ~ New sneak peek scene from Fated to Pretend (episode #1x13)


FINALLY! This is a new sneak peek scene from Moonlight's next episode ~ Fated to Pretend (#1x13). A great preview glimpse of Beth and Mick's beach picnic. It is soooooooooooooo lovely to see Alex O'Loughlin and Sophia Myles back in action as our Mick and Beth. Not to mention more of that open shirt. ;>

Mick ~ Hi
Beth ~ Hi
Mick ~ Quite the spread.
Beth ~ I realized I have no idea what you like, so I got a bit of everything.
Mick ~ Wow... looks great. You look great.
Beth ~ So do you. Mortality suits you.
Mick ~ Thanks

Sunday, March 23, 2008

Alex O'Loughlin is on EW's TV Characters You'd Date list

MICK ST. JOHN (Alex O'Loughlin)

Because I have absolutely no problems with dating an extremely hot dead guy. — Catherine

Moonlight's Mick St John, our Alex O'Loughlin, appears on Entertainment Weekly's list of TV Characters You'd Date. Those who made the cut were selected by the EW readers. I couldn't agree more with Catherine :)
The editor did misspell Alex's last name as O'Laughlin tho. I fixed it here, and emailed them the error. Can you imagine how many fans they have heard from about that? ha! You better get your facts right when it comes to our man.

SPOILER PHOTO ~ Alex O'Loughlin/Mick St John wallpaper from Moonlight's Fated to Pretend

SPOILER photo! You knew that I wouldn't be able to resist turning the new promo pics from Moonlight's Fated to Pretend (episode #1x13) into wallpapers. Especially this one..... Alex O'Loughlin ~ on the beach ~ delicious as our Mick St John. An open shirt & low rise jeans have never looked this good!

Friday, March 21, 2008

SPOILER ALERT ~ CBS releases more promo photos from Fated to Pretend (episode #1x13)

SPOILER ALERT.... and Major DROOL alert for Moonlight's next new episode! hahaha.....

We must have been really good kids cuz CBS has released more photos from Mick and Beth's beach scene in Fated to Pretend (episode #1x13). After all this time, we get to see our Mick enjoying the sunlight and ocean with an open shirt. *swoon* Worth the wait!

He is still wearing his lovely Fleur De Lis/Fleury Cross necklace. I hope we do get the backstory on Mick's jewelry in a future episode, as Alex mentioned.

Check out that spread of healthy food. Beth is trying to help Mick enjoy his human time.... and apparently doesn't want him to get a pot belly from fried chicken. ;)

The official CBS episode description states "Fated to Pretend--" Still "alive," Mick (right: Alex O'Loughlin.) enjoys what time he has left as a human by repairing his relationship with Beth (left: Sophia Myles), on MOONLIGHT, Friday, April 25 (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.

SPOILER PHOTO from Moonlight's next new episode ~ Fated to Pretend (#1x13)

SPOILER ALERT! Photograph from Fated to Pretend!

CBS has released a promo photo for Moonlight's next new episode ~ Fated to Pretend (#1x13). Beth and Mick at the beach! The look on Mick's face says it all. He is finally able to enjoy the sun, food AND Beth. What a picnic spread! For someone who surely grew up going to the beach before being turned into a Vampire, this must be heaven. He has gotten his wish ~ human again ~ but for how long.... he has to enjoy it while he can. As usual, Alex has the perfect expression on his face. I've always said that Mick looks lush in the sunlight :)

Thursday, March 20, 2008

Australia's Cleo Magazine interviews Alex O'Loughlin

Australia's Cleo Magazine has a new interview with our Alex. Candid and funny as ever!

Five minutes with… Alex O'Loughlin

He's got a supporting role amongst a phenomenal cast of the new film August Rush (in cinemas now) and plays the lead in the US TV series Moonlight (which airs on Channel Nine). Plus, he's dating the gorgeous Holly Valance.

How often do you get back here?

Alex O'Louglin ~ "I get back as regularly as I can. This year's been good because I've had a couple of times where my family have actually come out to LA which is the first time. I moved there three years ago and was commuting back and forth for a few years before that. So this is really the first time I've had my peeps over there and it's just lovely to show them where I live and all that sort of thing."

How hard was it when you first hit LA as an actor?

Alex O'Loughlin ~ "Pretty hard. For the first few years when I was going back and forth, that's one thing, because you've always got a return trip in your back pocket so you can go back anytime. But it's frustrating and such hard work, there's so many people you have to meet. It wasn't till I packed the final bag and took the one-way ticket and made the final move. The first year was very difficult for me and there were a lot of times in the first year when I wanted to shut up sticks and leave. My car got written off and my stuff got stolen I had in storage, which was pretty valuable and all this stuff happened and I was thinking, ''What am I doing? ''. So there were a couple of times where I was thinking of pulling the pin but the people around me, my mates over there and my mates here, kept reminding me that these are really the months that determine the man you are. It paid off."

What was it like to get a part in a film (August Rush) with such an amazing cast?

Alex O'Loughlin ~ "I read that script and I knew I had to be a part of it. I know that sounds corny, but I was like, ''I'll kick down doors to get something in this'', because it was such a wonderful script. Kirsten Sheridan, the writer-director, her father Jim Sheridan is one of my all time favourite directors who's an absolute genius. I also have a real affinity with the music [that is part of the storyline], it's not something I'm really good at but it's something I really love. And I ended up playing my own guitar in the movie and I learned every song we ever played. I started out going for the lead, which was Jonathan Rhys Myers character, but in the end I'm not a name and they needed a name to fill the lead. I put so much into these auditions and I recorded two songs and played them in there and did three pages of thick Irish brogue singing, so it was quite a production to get a gig on, but once I got the role Kirsten and I became mates pretty quickly and she developed a role and made it about three times the size it was and really fleshed it out for me. It was tricky, because I had to accept a local hire which is a kind of contract with Warner Brothers where I had to find my own accommodation and being in New York for four months, you do the maths, you don't end up making money doing a film like that, but to have it on your résumé, these are the sacrifices you make."

Is it frustrating that it takes so long from filming to release in projects?

Alex O'Loughlin ~ "I like theatre so much because there's that immediate satisfaction and that immediate acknowledgement. From two minutes of walking on stage there will be an audience to respond and you'll see the tone of the audience. It's a whole other animal then when you film. All this time passes and you grow as a person and you change as a person so much. So it can be a little daunting in that respect and then you've got obligations when it first comes out to go and back it up and do promotion. I try to see everything I'm in once, but I'm not comfortable doing it. I find it excruciating."

What do you like about LA?

Alex O'Loughlin ~ "I really like the weather, because I can ride motorbikes all year round."

Are you a motorbike addict?

Alex O'Loughlin ~ "Yeah, I am. The studios hate it. That's just something I've always loved."

Do you have a favourite place?

Alex O'Loughlin ~ "I've got a lot of favourite spots. I love being close to so many different getaways — it's like Australia in that sense. I had some family over at my joint a couple of months ago, which is in the West Hollywood Beverley Hills area, and we got on the freeway and in an hour and a half we were in the most beautiful alpine country in Lake Arrowhead, in the middle of the lake fishing. Then we got in the car a few days later and we were all rugged up because it was snowing. Drive a bit more and we were in the middle of the dessert and floating round the pool — it's mad to be able to do that.

But it has taken me a long time to get used to the way LA is you know because there's heaps of surgery, heaps of sex and there's so much on show. Whereas Australia's different, we don't subscribe to that bullshit. I found it quite confronting, but I'm at the point where you just plug in for it."

Is it hard seeing Holly in kissing scenes?

Alex O'Loughlin ~ "You don't wanna see someone you love intimate with another person. I mean, it's a crap situation, but it's part of the deal. You really have to grow up with that stuff quite quickly. It's a strange teenage angst you get. Like, ''Get your hands off my girlfriend''. But it's natural. I'd be a bit concerned if I didn't feel anything. The thing is, you have 50 crew members around you, a boom up your ass and a camera up your nose so, I you've got to keep it in perspective and not sweat it too much."

How would your friends describe you?

Alex O'Loughlin ~ "My friends would say I'm dependable, a joker, intelligent. I'm multi-talented, probably because I'm so ADD. I can also be quiet."

How would you describe your fashion clothing style?

Alex O'Loughlin ~ "I think I'm casual, I think I'm a little rock casual, streety-casual."

Do you go for girls who are blonde and busty, brunette and cute, sporty and tanned or intelligent and shy?

Alex O'Loughlin ~ "I don't have a type. I like pretty, smart, funny girls."

Who did you idolise when you were growing up?

Alex O'Loughlin ~ "I had an Iron Maiden poster, I idolised Johnny Depp and Monkey in Monkey Magic. My mum made me that gold crown he used to wear."

What would you spend your last $5 on?

Alex O'Loughlin ~ "Probably a bus ticket out of wherever I am."

How do you usually spend weekends?

Alex O'Loughlin ~ "Surrounded by music and my people."

Do you have any pet peeves?

Alex O'Loughlin ~ "People who still believe in the class system, and people who fart and don't admit it. The only other thing I hate is when Australian people talk like 'Oz-stray-ya'."

Anyone you would love to meet?

Alex O'Loughlin ~ "I would really love to meet Al Gore at the moment actually."

Five years from now, where would you like to live?

Alex O'Loughlin ~ "On a beach somewhere in Australia."

August Rush is in Australian cinemas now.

Mick St John fan video challenge ~ U Got the Look



Moonlighter448 & Purpldy have each been challenged to create a Mick St John fan video set to Prince's song "U got the look." The competition is on! Both did a great job. They used cool Moonlight scenes showing many of the Alex O'Loughlin looks that we know & love. :) It is hard to pick a winner because they are both so good. Which one do you like best?

Monday, March 17, 2008

St Patty's Day Mick St John Fan Video ~ The Rising of the Moon

In honor of St Patty's Day, Mick St John and a certain Mr O'Loughlin, Kglanzman has created a Moonlight fan video set to an old Irish song ~ The Rising of the Moon by Geoff Brady. She used the boardwalk scenes from Arrested Development (episode #1x05) to go with the tune.

Happy St Patrick's Day everyone :)

Sunday, March 16, 2008

Donating to the Alliance for Children's Rights in honor of Alex O'Loughlin, Moonlight and Nina Tassler

The Alliance for Children's Rights is an amazing charity. It offers many much needed programs such as health care, special education, mentoring, court advocacy for abused & abandoned kids, assistance with adoption and for those exiting the foster care system. When I think of the children who have nothing and nobody, it breaks my heart.

Mission Statement ~

"The Alliance for Children's Rights is protecting the rights and futures of abused and impoverished children throughout Los Angeles County, in hopes of creating a world in which all children are able to have a safe and permanent family, access to quality health care, a quality education, and all of the support and services they so rightfully deserve."

During their 15th anniversary dinner on Monday, March 10th, 2008 Nina Tassler (President of CBS Entertainment) was presented with the National Champion for Children Award! I am happy to hear that she is so involved with such a wonderful charity.

Of course, you are aware that Nina supported Moonlight from the beginning. She has famously been quoted as saying she was "smitten" with Alex O'Loughlin the first time she met him. Who isn't?!? *wink*

I have made a donation to The Alliance for Children's Rights specifying that it is in honor of Moonlight and Nina. A card is sent to the person to notify them of your donation in their name. My thinking is this charity more than deserves our support.... I want to thank Nina for standing up for Moonlight.... AND encourage her to continue to do so :)

Alex O'Loughlin & Moonlight fans are a generous & caring bunch, so I knew you would want to hear this news also. For others who would like to volunteer, contribute to this incredible organization or find out more about their programs, here is a link ~

You can call directly to donate in honor of someone at ( 213 ) 368-6010.

Two new Alex O'Loughlin/Mick St John wallpapers

Here are two new Alex O'Loughlin/Mick St John photo wallpapers for you. One is a super close up "Save Our Vampire" version. The other shows his lovely face. It seems like he is looking right at ya, doesn't it?

Alex O'Loughlin's 2003 tv commercial for Libra Tampons

For those of you who missed it before, I'm reposting the tv commercial Alex did in 2003 for Libra Tampons. Of course, it is the ad mentioned in his interview from my preceding post. He is too adorable and young in this :) "Mousey, Mousey! What?"

Australian magazine, News Weekly, interviews Alex O'Loughlin

Australian magazine, News Weekly, has published an interview with Alex O'Loughlin. Even tho they cover some of the same ground as others, I never grow tired of reading his answers. They never seem stale. Again, we get a glimpse of how hard he works to entertain us. He must be so exhausted during filming. :( As usual, he has nice things to say about his co-star.... this time Jonathan Rhys Meyers. How cute is it when he calls him "Johnny"?!?

Alex's description of the fan reaction in Melbourne is completely different from what he experiences with US fans. Love his response to being asked about Moonlight finding its audience ~ "it certainly has in America." That's right! And, we are gonna bring him even more fans :)

The article is accompanied by some lovely pictures ~

Alex's Photo Album (from top image on the right hand margin)....
1. In Aussie drama Oyster Farmer, 2004
2. Detective Kevin Hiatt in The Shield
3. With co-star Jonathan Rhys Meyers in August Rush
4. Looking menacing in The Invisible with Andrew Francis
5. As Vampire Mick St John in Moonlight
6. Alex with girlfriend Holly Valance, who makes a guest appearance on Moonlight

Interview ~ The hot Aussie star is lighting up the big and small screens

After years of hard slog, Aussie actor Alex O’Loughlin is finally making headway in Hollywood. Sydneysider Alex stars in the TV drama Moonlight, in which he plays a reluctant vampire and detective Mich St John. He also has a part in new film August Rush opposite Jonathan Rhys Meyers and Keri Russel. The 32 year old chats to NW about his rise to the top, girlfriend Holly Valance and his turn in a tampon commercial…

NW - So you made it!

Alex O'Loughlin - [Laughs] It’s taken me a while, I’ve been living over here for three years full-time, and I’ve been going over there for six, seven years. It takes a while to climb the greasy pole of Hollywood, as they say. You get up a bit and then you slip back down, that’s what it’s like. You take two steps forward, three steps back. But you just chip away until you get there.

NW - People talk about the "Aussie Factor" in Hollywood - Do you think they really still care?

Alex O'Loughlin - Yeah, I absolutely think they do. I think Aussies are looked upon as a mystery. There’s a universal feeling in America that Aussies have something to offer that’s different. I don’t know if it’s true or not! We’re very fortunate to be brought up the way we’re brought up. Although certain aspects of it can be frustrating - the tall poppy syndrome is alive and well - it actually breeds a certain level of humanity. I think we have a really good work ethic - we don’t sit around and moan we don’t have the right flavoured candles in our trailers. The things you hear, it’s like, are you kidding? You’re overpaid as it is, just show up and get on with it.

NW - What was working with Jonathan Rhys Meyers like?

Alex O'Loughlin - Johnny and I play brothers [in August Rush], and we lived together for the duration of filming in New York. Johnny and his real brother Jaime - he’s in the movie as well as the drummer of the band we’re all in - and I all lived together and we had a blast. It was great being surrounded by Irish accents, too. We just tore the p**s out of each other the whole time, we had a great repartee and they have a great sense of humour. Jonathan is really well-read, a really smart guy.

NW - How have you found the response to Moonlight?

Alex O'Loughlin - A couple of people have approached me on the streets [in Melbourne] and they said they really liked it, and I’m really glad. I’m sure it’s going to find its audience, it certainly has in America.

NW - Playing a Vampire, a lot of the show is filmed at night - How to you deal with that?

Alex O'Loughlin - In television this is about as hard as it gets. It’s a one-hour drama - I’m number one on the call sheet. The show is about a bunch of different characters and different things, but essentially it’s about Mick St John, who is my character. It’s make-up heavy, it’s special-effects heavy, I do most of my own stunts and we shoot at night so… We get a half-hour lunch break each day. People think it’s a glamorous industry, [but] it’s not. It’s a lot of hard work. But network television at this level, I’ve never experienced anything like it in my career. It’s just like ‘Oh my God’. It’s quite astonishing how much of your life it takes. So you’ve really got to fight to keep some resemblance of normality outside the show.

NW - How do you do that?

Alex O'Loughlin - You really just have to roll with it. You’ve got to go home and take your shoes off and have dinner and try to relax – or have breakfast depending on what time you’re getting home! Just try to make every hour count with your people and for yourself.

NW - There was a rumour that you were the secret love child of Bon Scott, the late lead singer of AC/DC.

Alex O'Loughlin - Where did that rumour come from? That just knocked me.

NW - There's also another guy claiming that he is Bon's son...

Alex O'Loughlin - It’s the same photo that they used to compare me. And this other dude – he looks nothing like me! I was looking at it going [to actress/singer girlfriend Holly Valance], “Hol, I could be Bon Scott’s son”, and she said, “No you couldn’t, you don’t look anything like him.” This other bloke, maybe he is, good luck to him! [Laughs]

NW - It must be bizarre for a rumour like that just to come from nowhere.

Alex O'Loughlin - It is bizarre, man. But it wasn’t malicious, it was almost cool. Kind of mysterious. My Dad was cool as a cucumber, Mum was a little hurt. She was a little offended but she got over it. It’s just ridiculous.

NW - How did you and Holly meet?

Alex O'Loughlin - We met through a friend in Hollywood… And we got on very well and we’ve been together ever since. I don’t like talking about it too much – but I want to say that we’re happy.

NW - What was it like being asked to audition for James Bond?

Alex O'Loughlin - It was a couple of years ago now… They flew me over and looked after me very nicely for a week and cut a couple of suits for me and cut my hair and did a couple of scenes. To be honest, I knew I wasn’t going to get Bond, I’m too young… You never know, in a few years maybe…

NW - Do people in the street ever say "Mousey, Mousey?" to you, in reference to the tampon ad you starred in?

Alex O'Loughlin - So funny, man! Not recently, but that was a big favourite of a lot of people for a long time. One of the first times I was approached on the street in Australia – I’d done a few movies here and some theatre – somebody came up to me and went, “Do I know you?” I was like, “I don’t know”, and he’s like, “What do you do?” And I said, “I’m an actor.” I’m waiting for, “Oh, I saw you in this movie”, and they go, “I got it! Tampon boy!” And I go, “Yep, that’s me, I'm tampon boy.” I’m quite endeared to that little commercial.

August Rush is in [Australian] cinemas now.

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Alex O'Loughlin's film, August Rush, released on DVD today

Alex O'Loughlin's musical film, August Rush, is being released on DVD today. Well.... I guess it is also Freddie Highmore, Johnathan Rhys Meyers, Robin Williams, Keri Russell and Terrence Howard's movie. :)

August Rush DVD comes out today ~ Tuesday, March 11th, 2008. Alex plays the part of Marshall Connelly... brother to Johnathan's character, Louis.

Sunday, March 9, 2008

Message from Alex O'Loughlin to Moonlight Fans

Alex O'Loughlin sent a thoughtful and informative message to his Moonlight tv show fans this afternoon. What a sweet man :)

Hello everyone!!

Dearest Friends, Family and devoted Fans.

Well I just thought i would put a blog out and touch base with everybody before this crazy show of mine goes back into production... which is happening any minute now!!

I have got to say that this show of ours is SUCH a little survivor, it's unbelievable! I mean, talk about delivering in the face of adversity...

* They completely recast the whole show around my character after the initial Pilot was shot (which never aired of course).

* We have gone through not 1..2....3............but 4 different Show Runners.

* We were fighting to survive, let alone get a pickup and the industry moved into a 3 month Writers Strike.

... and that is just the beginning of it.

With all that being said not only are we still on air with another pickup of 4-5 shows, but we won best new show in the People's Choice Awards!!

The award however, is only because of all you AWESOME fans out there. You guys take full credit for that one and know that from the bottom of our hearts, ALL of us here at MOONLIGHT (cast and crew) love you for it!!! ;)

I have been in touch with a number of you individually but i wanted to send out a group mail to let you all know what has been happening recently in the world of Alex.

I have been all over the planet in the last 2 months, Australia twice, London, Paris, Rome, Dublin and back through LA like three times where I now find myself, back at home gathering my thoughts and readying myself for the onslaught that is MOONLIGHT to come. Honestly... I cant wait!!

My travels have been as extensive as they have because i have been promoting the show for the world market. We have started airing in different regions of Europe with a lot still to come and already are being received very well. I saw how hard you all fought to keep this great story alive while i was here shooting it and realized that though i had some time away from the set and the cameras over this strike period and during the Christmas break, i had to keep working as hard as you guys have been so when the time does finally come for our second season pickup (and it's not too far away now!) we know we all did everything we could.

I am currently working on a refurbished MySpace page and official Alex O'Loughlin fan page which I look forward with great anticipation to delivering to you.

I am well. I am happy. I am focused and i am ready, once again, to pour everything i can back into this great little show of ours to make it the best i possibly can!!

Wish me luck my friends.

All my love and appreciation,
Alex xox

If this doesn't inspire you to fight for Moonlight and SAVE OUR VAMPIRE, nothing will.