The “hot young cast” of one of the most DVR’d shows on television—Hawaii Five-O‘s Alex O’Loughlin, Grace Park, Daniel Dae Kim and Scott Caan—is featured in the “For Your Consideration” issue of Emmy Magazine, currently on select newsstands.
Inside the issue, Grace Parkdiscusses the downside of being an actor:
This has been a really interesting journey. I’m really grateful [for the opportunity], but with that comes a lot of exposure. There’s an inordinate amount of attention put on actors. Some people want to make their lives public, but that doesn’t mean everybody does. It kind of feels you landed in — well, not really ‘Alice in Wonderland,’ because its not that fun.
Meanwhile, Daniel Dae Kim, who played the small role of “Jin” on Lost for six years, discussed his hopes of being an “integral part of [Hawaii Five-O],” and distinguishing himself as an actor.
CBS has (thankfully) renewed Hawaii Five-O for a second season. Watch a promo trailer for season two below:
Daniel Dae Kim came to New York a couple weeks ago to talk up Hawaii Five-O. It’s pretty cool that he’s the one promoting one of CBS’ feature fall shows. Check out his interviews on Letterman and The Early Show on CBS.
This week kicks of the new television season with Hawaii Five-O and a host of other shows. It looks like the networks are throwing a lot of different things out there and the one we’ll be watching is Hawaii Five-O, which stars Daniel Dae Kim and Grace Park. You can tell CBS is bullish on this show with the heavy promotions they’ve been running on TV and in print. It’s also obvious that from the advertising and promos that both Daniel and Grace will have significant roles and so we’re excited to see two Koreans, male and female, in a prime time network show. For those who are too young to remember (post-70′s), Hawaii Five-O is actually a remake of a television series from the 70′s. The title is based on the fact (according to wikipedia) that Hawaii was the 50th state. And this whole time I thought it was a police reference.
Grace Park and Daniel Dae Kim are coming off of very successful television shows. Grace Park is obviously known for her Maxim lingerie spread (amongst the testosterone audience) but she’s actually had a consistent flow of work with recent shows: The Cleaner, The Border and of course Battlestar Galactica. It’s rather interesting (and scintillating) to see that the promos they have for Grace are of her coming out of the Pacific Ocean in her bikini. I’m sure the director did over 50 takes on that one. But if you don’t know, Grace is in her mid-30s and she validates what we all know about Korean women…. they age damn well! And our fine actor Daniel Dae Kim gets to keep his home in Hawaii since LOST was filmed there previously. Daniel got lucky with not having to deal with relocation issues. At least in this series, he’ll get to speak English without an accent so we don’t have to listen to him speak with an accent in Korean and in English like he did on LOST. That ain’t easy easy to do but he pulled it off and he’s a better actor for it. I’m looking forward to seeing Hawaii Five-O and I do hope it survives the onslaught of competition during this new season. Cue the music!
May is the month for the television upfronts. It’s a week in New York where the networks showcase and preview their upcoming lineup of shows to entice advertisers and ad agencies with buying commercial time. One of the big entrees that CBS is serving up is the remake of Hawaii Five-O and it has two Korean-American actors: Daniel Dae Kim and Grace Park. It’s great for Daniel Dae Kim because he doesn’t have to leave the state of Hawaii because LOST was filmed there. For Grace Park, it’s another television series for her which probably makes her the Korean with the most number of television shows. Check out the preview below and don’t forget to watch it!
Since Lost is now over, the cast is off to pursue their own acting ambitions. Luckily for Daniel Dae Kim, he didn’t have to move and got to stay in Hawai’i because his next gig is the remake of “Hawaii Five-O” which also stars fellow Korean Grace Park. He gets interviewed by G4 TV, a big hub for gamers. He talks a little bit about Lost with a blonde sitting on his lap and he gives a sneak peek into his new show “Hawaii Five-O.” This time around he’s speaking English on the show. Check out the interview and his special tat.
Grace Park is definitely holding the torch to show why Korean women are simply beautiful. It looks like she’s already filming the remake of Hawaii Five-O. She’s been cast along with Daniel Dae Kim of Lost fame and they’re both hard at work… filming we think. Maybe surfing on the side? Well, if you thought she looked great on Battlestar Galactica then she certainly looks fit on the Hawaiian set of Hawaii Five-O.
Grace Park has been cast for the new television remake of “Hawaii Five-O.” Grace Park will play Kono Kalakaua, the neice of Detective Chin Ho Kelly – a role filled by LOST actor Daniel Dae Kim. According to Hollywood Reporter, Kono is a “beautiful and smart champion surfer who is about to graduate from the police academy when McGarrett recruits her to join his team.” It’s good to see the beautiful Grace Park back on television. She had a great stint on Battlestar Galactica where she built a great following.
It looks like Daniel Dae Kim is staying in Hawaii after the final season of LOST is finished because he has been cast in a lead role for the CBS remake of Hawaii Five-O. Kim will play Detective Chin Ho Kelly, a role played in the original series by Kam Fong.
The new “Hawaii Five-0″ hails from hot feature writers and “Fringe” co-creators Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci and “CSI: NY” executive producer/co-showrunner Peter Lenkov.
Kim, who played Jin Kwon on “Lost” for its six-season run, is the first actor from the show’s core cast to book a new series project this pilot season as the ABC mystery drama heads to its May finale.
Getting key “LOST” players to do pilots this season is proving tricky as ABC’s drama doesn’t wrap its final season until April. In Kim’s case, it helped that both “Lost” and “Hawaii Five-O” are filming in Hawaii.