Meet Alex O’Loughlin, the vampire who’s getting hearts pumping on Moonlight
by Kate Hahn
10 December 2007
O’Loughlin loves the rush he gets from doing his own stunts. “I really feel like I’m participating in life when I’m strapped into a harness and hanging precariously above the ground,”says the 31-year-old Australian actor (whose last name is pronounced “O-lock-lin”). As Moonlight‘s crime-fighting vampire/private detective Mick St. John, he gets plenty of chances to revel in those daredevil moments. His character often leaps from rooftops and catwalks in pursuit of both mortal and immortal lawbreakers.
On a fall afternoon on the Warner Bros. lot in Burbank, however, the actor finds himself earthbound, shooting an indoor scene where Mick is pondering the ongoing plot about whether or not the evil ex he killed is still alive. Between takes, he ducks out to an alley to puff a…
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