Alex O'Loughlin Talks Back Up Plan

We know. You're not used to seeing Moonlight's Alex O'Loughlin looking like a serial killer with OCD. (You prefer to remember him the way we do: either holding a "Hi Slezak!" sign at 2008's New York Comic Con or shirtless.) But it's only for a role. O'Loughlin guest stars on tonight's episode of Criminal Minds (CBS, 9 p.m. ET) as what fans of the series know as the Unsub, or unidentified subject. He plays a man who sends a video of one of his murders to the BAU team, hoping that they'll be able to end the bloody spree that he himself cannot stop. We phoned O'Loughlin for a quick chat about the part, his CBS drama pilot Three Rivers, and the romantic comedy he begins shooting next month with Jennifer Lopez, The Back-Up Plan.

Here is some of Alex' interview;

You're about to start filming the movie The Back-Up Plan with Jennifer Lopez. Tell us about that one.
It's a movie about a girl who is heading toward her 40th birthday, she hasn't met The One, she really wants a baby, and so she goes and gets artificially inseminated. Right after she does this, she bumps into this guy called Stan. I play Stan. She falls in love with him. He falls in love with her. She tells him about the pregnancy after they've fallen in love and he flips out. Then it's about him coming to terms with the fact that if he loves her, he loves all of her, and working out how he's gonna deal with it. It's very funny. It's very moving. It's a terrific little film.

You've met Jennifer already, obviously. How's the chemistry?
The chemistry is fine. I think we're gonna be pals. You know when you sit in a room with someone and you kinda can't talk to them, or you sit in a room and you're easy with someone -- we're easy together. So I think it's gonna work. I think we're gonna be really good onscreen together. Her husband is wonderful. I met Marc and the kids, and they're great. They're a really lovely unit.

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Connie Northrop said...

I can't wait to see this. I know it will be wonderful with two stars that are perfect for the roles.

The JLo Spot said...

Yes I believe they have the perfect people for the role too.

Alex really seems to have a large fan base of his own to attract to this film (as well as Jen) : )

Anonymous said...

It will be great to have them Jen and Alex together. Alex has a ton of fans already in love with him. I think he'll have a lot more after the Break Up Plan comes out.

The JLo Spot said...

I agree MariaM. I think they both have a strong fan base and can bring a lot to this project. And each will gain each other's fans in the end : )