By Wayne Harada
CBS has yet to announce it, but according to the Associated Press, Alex O’Loughlin indicates in an interview he’s signed up for two more seasons of “Hawaii Five-0.”
“I think they just misunderstood what he said,” says Lenkov. “He (O’Loughlin) has a seven year contract. I think they thought he signed on for a couple more years. Not really accurate.”
The series, shot in Hawaii, now is in the midst of its fourth season and also has debuted on TNT with its syndication deal, where season one episodes are shown. So O’Loughlin is committed for three more seasons beyond the fourth. He doesn’t often dwell on the longevity of the series, so the thought was that he’s gained additional years to his contract.
O’Loughlin, 38, who portrays the rebooted Steve McGarrett, was interviewed at an Australians in Film Awards dinner Thursday night at the InterContinental Hotel in Beverly Hills, where the Aussie native was among the honorees.
He also said that he’s eyeing a career beyond television, meaning films.
“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,” O’Loughlin was quoted.
He admits, too, that he’s lucky to live in Hawaii though “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.”