Daniel Dae Kim on 'Hawaii Five-0' Exit: "The Path to Equality Is Rarely Easy"

The Hollywood Reporter | 7/5/2017 | Lesley Goldberg
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Days after announcing that he would not return to Hawaii Five-0, original star Daniel Dae Kim is speaking out about the decision that led him as well as co-star Grace Park to exit the CBS procedural.

In a heartfelt post on his Facebook page, Kim revealed that he wanted to return for Hawaii Five-0's upcoming eighth season, but after asking for salary parity with co-stars Alex O'Loughlin and Scott Caan, CBS and producers CBS Television Studios could not come to terms that worked for both stars. Sources note the duo's offer came in less than that of O'Loughlin and Caan, who both have a cut of the show's lucrative backend deals.

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"Though I made myself available to come back, CBS and I weren’t able to agree to terms on a new contract, so I made the difficult choice not to continue," Kim wrote.

The actor, who like Park had been with the CBS revival since its start, thanked fans, the cast, crew and creative team and singled out how important playing Chin Ho was: "As an Asian-American actor, I know...
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