Lunch with a Vampire

In the private dining room of Circa 55 at The Beverly Hilton, about six reporters gathered for lunch with the charismatic star of CBS’ new vampire series “Moonlight,’’ which had a major renovation from the presentation version sent out to critics and advertisers.

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BROODING VAMP ALEX

The only actor left standing after the housecleaning was lead Alex O’Loughlin, a charming Australian actor best known in the United States for his role this season on FX’s “The Shield.’’

(Note to “Veronica Mars” fans: Alex’s new vamp pal will be played by Jason Dohring.)

Alex, 30, tells us his mom was devastated by the widely reported Internet rumor that he was one of many children fathered by the late AC/DC wild man Bon Scott.

“She wasn’t very happy being called a harlot,’’ Alex says. “And my dad wasn’t very happy either.’’

O’Loughlin just finished filming a movie with Kate Beckinsale and says after a dry spell he’s finally getting some juice into his career.

“I had sold my car and had to sell my motorbike,’’ Alex, who was being considered for such roles as James Bond, says. “Then I got the chance to go on `The Shield,’ which I love, and then this and two movies.’’

He’s so giddy about it all, he doesn’t even mind going to San Diego next week for Comic Con to boost “Moonlight’s’’ profile before it airs in September. He’s got all of the vamp folklore down solid and he’s waiting to show it all off

“(Producer) Joel Silver told me `You ARE going to Comic Con,’ ” Alex says with a laugh. “I’m ready.”

And it helps to have the beloved icon of vampdom on board, David Greenwalt of “Buffy, the Vampire Slayer”’ and “Angel.” David will be overseeing the series and keeping it in the right vein.

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MOONLIGHT (L-R) Joel Silver Executive Producers , Alex O’Loughlin, David Greenwalt Executive Producers and Sophia Myles speak to the press at the TCA – 2007

7 Comments

  1. Bonnie said,

    October 13, 2007 at 11:20 am

    I LOVE this new series, Moonlight!!!! Great show, and Alex O’Loughlin is HOT!!!!

  2. erin said,

    October 31, 2007 at 8:40 pm

    the jury is not out on this show… i love it and alex is easy on the eyes. if this show is cancelled i’ll cry and never turn on cbs again.. ever

  3. Julie said,

    November 3, 2007 at 6:16 am

    I luv the show. I have Tivo’d and watched a couple of the shows more than one time. Yep, I’m addicted to the hot vamp!!

  4. Diane said,

    November 6, 2007 at 10:15 am

    Again, GREAT JOB CBS. Love the show and think Alex is just tooooo fine looking. I’ve tape
    ped all 3 episodes.

  5. Christy C. said,

    November 14, 2007 at 10:10 pm

    First there was McDreamy, then McSteamy. But the best looking, most talented and sexiest
    man on TV right now has got to be Alex O’Loughlin as the McVampy Mick St. John. Finally, a
    Show which is pure entertainment. Love the humor and chemistry with which all the actors
    portray their characters. I hope neither the strike nor CBS kills this sexy show. It’s so
    bloody good!

  6. Frances Olson said,

    June 19, 2008 at 9:55 pm

    You people have lost your minds. How could you cancel “Moonlight. Please take a look at the Movie “The Incredable Journey of Mary Bryant” that A.O’L stared in,
    and shoot yourselves in the head. He is a great actor and his looks are unforgetable. What a terrible mistake.

  7. jan said,

    January 29, 2009 at 12:16 am

    the latest story about poor bon is that a ben scott is now claiming to be his son sorry but its not true im bens sister im 11 yrs older than him i think i would hav known if bon was coming to my house my mum is 12 yrs older than bon already had 3 kids ben has done too many drugs but many are believing him i cant believe it like i said to 1 reporter if thats true then im elvis’s daughter other sites are now stopping me from making a comment but i have to cause mums so embrassed & she dosnt know how to use a pc im only too happy to talk to anyone that will listen to the truth