Grace Park and Daniel Dae Kim Leave ‘Hawaii Five-0’ Due to Salary Disputes

Stars Daniel Dae Kim and Grace Park are leaving the show Hawaii Five-0 and their characters Chin Ho Kelly and Kono Kalakaua will not be appearing in the upcoming eighth season of the rebooted series.  Their absences will be explained in the season premiering episode.

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Park and Kim as Kono and Chin in Hawaii Five-0. Photo via CBS

According to Variety, Kim and Park requested pay equality with their now-previous co-stars Alex O’Loughlin and Scott Caan.  However, the negotiations with CBS Television were unsuccessful and the two are now exiting the show.  It is believed that they were making 10-15% less than O’Loughlin and Caan.

Both Kim and Park have been a part of the cast for this show since its reboot in 2010 of the classic crime-fighting detective show that started in 1968.

Hawaii Five-0 is produced and aired on CBS Television.

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Source: Variety

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