9 Things You Didn’t Know About Hawaii Five-0 Star Alex O’Loughlin
Since beginning its run in 2010, Hawaii Five-0 has gained millions of fans both new, and of course, those who loved the original series. A huge draw for the show has been the stars, which includes Alex O’Loughlin as Steve McGarrett. The actor is handsome, charming and talented, but those are things his fans already know about him after watching him on their screen for years. Like many stars, O’Loughlin prefers to remain out of the spotlight despite his leading role on one of TV’s biggest series, so there is always more to learn about him! Here are 9 things you didn’t know about Hawaii Five-0‘s Alex O’Loughlin:
Before he was Steve McGarrett, Alex O’Loughlin was close to taking on another iconic role: James Bond. After Pierce Brosnan exited the role, it turns out O’Loughlin was one of the top candidates for being the next James Bond, but only until they found Daniel Craig for 2006’s Casino Royale.
8. ADD and OCD
As an adult, O’Loughlin has been diagnosed with both Attention Deficit Disorder ( ADD) and Obsessive- Compulsive Disorder (OCD) and while he is dealing with both now and is rarely affected by his OCD, it went undiagnosed during his childhood. “I still have ADD. It’s something I’ve learned to live with. It affects people in different ways. It affected my learning when I was younger and I was never medicated for it. It was something that did make me feel like I was different and apart from everyone, made me feel isolated. Every girlfriend I’ve ever had has had a moment when they’ve gone crazy at me because they’ll say something and, literally, two or three minutes later I’ll respond. People think I’m rude or ignoring them but I’m not at all, I retain everything. It’s just the way my brain chemistry works. I’m actually a really loving, attentive person,” he told GQ. As for the OCD, the actor has recalled that it used to take him hours to just tie his shoe, but not anymore. “If I get OCD about something, I am like, ‘Oh my God, I have to do it.’”