Daniel Dae Kim Says Hawaii Five-0 Departure Was About "Self-Worth"

TVGuide.com | 8/6/2017 | Tim Surette
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Though Daniel Dae Kim was on hand at the Television Critics Association summer press tour to promote ABC's new show The Good Doctor, on which he serves as an executive producer, it was only a matter of time before the actor was asked about his departure from CBS' Hawaii Five-0. Just a few seconds, as it turns out.

The first question asked by reporters was about his decision to leave the long-running CBS series, which was connected to a dispute over salary discrepancies between Kim, who is Korean, and his white co-stars Scott Caan and Alex O'Loughlin.

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Kim was clearly more excited to talk about The Good Doctor, but he gamely responded to the question and offered more clarification about his decision to exit Hawaii Five-0.

"That was a really important part of my life for seven years, and I'm really grateful to CBS and everyone involved with the show for giving me the opportunity," Kim said. "I've known [CBS bosses] Kelly Kahl and Thom Sherman for a while, back from my days on Lost. I know them and I like them, and I'm grateful to them for the words they said on the panel the other...
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