'Five-0's Alex O’Loughlin Wants to Pursue Other Projects 'Sooner Rather Than Later'


Alex O’Loughlin Looking Forward to Life After ‘Hawaii Five-0’


Before ‘Hawaii Five-0,’ Alex O’Loughlin had a tough time holding a longtime role on television, thanks to his short-lived dramas ‘Moonlight’ and ‘Three Rivers.’ Well, despite his success as Steve McGarrett on the CBS hit drama, O’Loughlin is looking forward to pursuing other projects after ‘Five-0.’

For four seasons, O’Loughlin has been pleasing fans in the CBS reboot as rough and tough McGarrett who goes at all lengths to put criminals behind bars, but it seems the actor is missing out on other roles thanks to the heavy TV workload and filming schedule.

On Thursday evening at the Australians in Films award dinner the 38-year-old Aussie actor revealed, "Like I read Doug Liman's script, 'Everest,' which he's about to start directing — it's amazing and it's invigorating. But it's also heartbreaking at the same time because it feels so far away from me at the moment.

“I've never played one character for this long. And it's network TV, too, so it comes with its own set of challenges from the artist's perspective. But I'm very lucky. My kids will get to go to good schools, we all eat organic food, and I live in Hawaii."

As most know, ‘Five-0’ is a reboot of the ‘70s hit of the same name starring the one and only Jack Lord. According to O'Loughlin, the show and cast had to work through issues to keep going. "I mean, we've had cast troubles. I got really hurt and had to go and sort myself out in the second season. We've had injuries, we've had all sorts of things. It just keeps going," O’Loughlin added. "We can't seem to kill it. So I guess it's going to stick around for a while."

It might sound like O’Loughlin is ready to kick McGarrett to the curb, but he’s signed on for two more seasons. So will he sign up for more seasons, if the series keeps getting renewed?

"At the moment I can't imagine working any longer than tomorrow. Because there's just so much work," he said. “But we'll see, we'll see. I want to do other things sooner rather than later."

‘Hawaii Five-0’ airs Fridays at 9/8c on CBS.

- Hawaii Five-0
- Alex O'Loughlin

Written by: akoerner
Oct 25th, 2013, 7:08 pm

Images courtesy of Norman Shapiro/CBS


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Message Posted On Oct 28th, 2013, 8:52 am

FireJames, my sentiments exactly.  


Message Posted On Oct 28th, 2013, 2:59 am
Well said FireJames, well said.

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Message Posted On Oct 27th, 2013, 4:08 pm

Poor Baby... He's on a pretty hot show,snif.... He has to live in Hawaii, snif, snif... And he makes only a quarter of a million dollars an episode and $325k an episode next year, waaaaaaaaaaaaah.... He had to give up a job to where he was only going to collect $500k. Boooooo Hooooo!!! Heck most people are lucky enough if they can pay their bills each month... most actors can't even book enough to get their SAG medical!!! I wonder how his co-stars feel about this???


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Message Posted On Oct 27th, 2013, 9:26 am

nnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnoooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!!!!!!!!!!!!!! please dont leav hawaii five-o. i love the role he is playing, and he is playing it xtreamly well. so i hope he could rather be in a movie or somrthing and still be in 5-0 at the same time... i would realy like to see at leasrt 3-4 seaspns more of this show, but without him i dont htink it would be the same if they "killed him of" the show and got in a new actor to take a simular role. so many of the shows i liked has been ended / canselled or two and a half men that changed charlie with ashton witch totaly screwed the show in my opinion!! there better be a lot more awsome shows to come and stay to fill all the HUGE "holes" that the missing shows has left in my,and so many others tv schedule!! please let me know what you guys and galls think of this...

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