Another Gender Bend For Grace Park!! GALACTICA’s Boomer Joins CBS’ HAWAII FIVE-0 Pilot!!
I am – Hercules!!
Grace Park will play rookie Hawaii Five-O member Kona Kalakaua in CBS’ new “Hawaii Five-0” pilot.
Reminiscent of Park’s participation on “Battlestar Galactica,” her new role is presumably a reimagining of Kono Kalakaua, a male member of the Five-0 squad played between 1968 and 1972 by Gilbert “Zulu” Kauhi.
On “Galactica” Park played Boomer, a reimagining of the male character played by Herb Jefferson Jr. from 1978 to 1979.
In the new “Five-0” Kalakuau is the niece of Chin Ho Kelly, played in this version by “Lost” vet Daniel Dae Kim.
The only major character still uncast is that that of detective Danny Williams, source of Five-0 chief Steve McGarrett’s signature sign-off “Book him, Danno.”
Alex O'Loughlin (“Moonlight,” “Three Rivers”) plays McGarrett; Taryn Manning (“8 Mile,” “Sons of Anarchy”) plays McGarrett’s kid sister, Mary Ann.
The series, which like the CBS original will follow a fictional Hawaiian state police agency, is overseen by writer-producers Peter Lenkov (“CSI: NY”) and Roberto Orci & Alex Kurtzman (co-creators of “Fringe” and writers of last year’s “Star Trek” movie).
Find all of The Hollywood Reporter’s story on the matter here.
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Feb. 27, 2010, 5:36 p.m. CST
If you know what I mean. What I mean is I would throw a hump in her.
Feb. 27, 2010, 5:39 p.m. CST
by jimmy rabbitte
Feb. 27, 2010, 5:43 p.m. CST
This shit writes itself.
Feb. 27, 2010, 6:01 p.m. CST
Seriously.... way too thin
Feb. 27, 2010, 6:16 p.m. CST
by Stereotypical Evil Archer
Living in Hawaii would be sweet though. Best of luck to Grace. Hopefully they hire some good writers.
Feb. 27, 2010, 6:17 p.m. CST
by Stereotypical Evil Archer
And it better not be remade or re-recorded, use that same track for the credits every time.
Feb. 27, 2010, 6:23 p.m. CST
Feb. 27, 2010, 6:34 p.m. CST
by Master Bruce
Feb. 27, 2010, 6:38 p.m. CST
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Feb. 27, 2010, 6:53 p.m. CST
in between her boobs<p>kinda off-putting
Feb. 27, 2010, 6:55 p.m. CST
that pic with her kicking her leg back and making an O-face is just plain unattractive
Feb. 27, 2010, 7:13 p.m. CST
I have a horrible feeling they will hand the theme song over to some emo band like Hawthorne Heights or Fall Out Boy for a re-imagining, too.
Feb. 27, 2010, 7:17 p.m. CST
by Rubiks Doob
Starbuck and Leoben have *stunk* up 24. Not that it's needed much help this season.
Feb. 27, 2010, 7:36 p.m. CST
And then some.
Feb. 27, 2010, 7:37 p.m. CST
Feb. 27, 2010, 8:01 p.m. CST
cares, he was cool.
Feb. 27, 2010, 8:08 p.m. CST
... bony hips, and a torso like a post-Glenn Beck attended roast chicken luncheon platter. Me and Crumby the Toaster will get along fine without her. Her weirdly wrinkly skinny woman lady flesh folds, or the Huhwhutmeh Five-0 that would purport to flaunt her infront of mine eyes in the name of serialized televisual dramatainment. <p> This post has been brought to you by the emotion "1950s haughty internet laird". And the letter 音. <p> Good day.
Feb. 27, 2010, 8:10 p.m. CST
Feb. 27, 2010, 8:13 p.m. CST
I'm SHARON it with ya'll
Feb. 27, 2010, 8:13 p.m. CST
by SID 8.0
I mean she's still pretty but she is way too thin. All angles no curves. No more swimsuit shoots for you.
Feb. 27, 2010, 8:21 p.m. CST
Feb. 27, 2010, 8:51 p.m. CST
She's not too skinny. She's a petite Asian woman--that's what they look like! She's not built like Christina Hendricks (who looks fantastic as well). That's the way she is: petite and slender. For cryin' out loud, she looks great and she's going to look dynamite on this show.
Feb. 27, 2010, 8:59 p.m. CST
Don't let angry nerds give you a bad body image, baby. They think 98 lb. Zoe on Caprica is fat.
Feb. 27, 2010, 9:16 p.m. CST
there's something about their pixels. anyway, aren't all the asians in hawaii from japan? not that I can tell (or care) if an asian actor is of japanese ancestry, but those names don't sound japanese to me.
Feb. 27, 2010, 9:25 p.m. CST
Herc you do know it isn't US nerds or geeks who causes these women to have "body issues"!<p>Nope, its their insecurities, mothers, other women, lousy boyfriends, and Hollywood that causes these "bad body images"!<p>Grace Park looks good but I honestly think her smile is what sells here sexiness!<p>And I feel doing a Hawaii Five-0 remake is a bad decision, but I hope it works out for her!
Feb. 27, 2010, 9:26 p.m. CST
Feb. 27, 2010, 9:40 p.m. CST
You've got a lot in common.
Feb. 27, 2010, 9:46 p.m. CST
Just my two cents. Super, super hot.
Feb. 28, 2010, 12:02 a.m. CST
I'm so sick of new shows using old show titles to try to lure viewers. When will it end? Will we have a new show called "Lancelot Link" about knights in the 12th century?
Feb. 28, 2010, 12:21 a.m. CST
the writing is gonna blow. It's a death sentence being cast in this.
Feb. 28, 2010, 1:36 a.m. CST
All of the sudden I am interested in this, whereas before, I could not care less. Hmm..
Feb. 28, 2010, 5:26 a.m. CST
by The McPoyle Clan
Considering their lineup does pretty well, they don't have much room on the schedule. I guess 5-0 will depend on how much CBS wants A O'L to be a star, and the name recognition doesn't hurt either.<br><br>And Zoe's fat? At least she won't snap like a stick if she was bent, like Park would. There's video evidence of that on youtube.
Feb. 28, 2010, 6:38 a.m. CST
PUSSY in Portuguese, and after looking at the helmet picture,I must say the name's pretty, pretty appropriate.
Feb. 28, 2010, 7:50 a.m. CST
Both are damn hot!
Feb. 28, 2010, 7:52 a.m. CST
Geez those pics are the antidote for sexy - major turn off.
Feb. 28, 2010, 8:06 a.m. CST
Google Rika Aiuchi. You won't be disappointed.
Feb. 28, 2010, 8:53 a.m. CST
I like that.
Feb. 28, 2010, 8:58 a.m. CST
Apparently cockney wide boy twat Danny Dyer is up for the Danno role
Feb. 28, 2010, 10:03 a.m. CST
We're talking 5-alarm kimchi hot. Me rike.
Feb. 28, 2010, 10:09 a.m. CST
but I still want to see her little titties. And I also want to stick my tongue up her ass.
Feb. 28, 2010, 10:23 a.m. CST
by Thunderbolt Ross
And yes she looks borderline-unhealthy skinny.
Feb. 28, 2010, 10:27 a.m. CST
and no matter how much they pay AICN to hype this show that won't change.
Feb. 28, 2010, 10:56 a.m. CST
At last, now I know the real name of Zulu. <P> Apparently nepotism is rife in Five-O. Everybody related or playing characters related to old series characters.<P> Years ago, the networks were ordered to produce more family-friendly shows. So the dummies think that means putting "families" into every series. <P> Five-O should be staffed by professional police personnel, not Steve's cousin's ex-wife's boyfriend's daughter. <P> And no rookies. Five-O is not for rookies. They should put ten years in HPD. <P> Unless Grace Park's "Kona" has to go undercover as a stripper.
Feb. 28, 2010, 11:02 a.m. CST
by Lord Elric
The placement of your icon is wonderful :).
Feb. 28, 2010, 11:21 a.m. CST
Feb. 28, 2010, 12:09 p.m. CST
And I'm from Texas.
Feb. 28, 2010, 12:53 p.m. CST
by Adelai Niska
And Johnnyangel gets top marks for cleverness
Feb. 28, 2010, 1:22 p.m. CST
I just think those are really bad quality pictures of Grace. I don't know if I believe if Zoe from Caprica is 98lbs, but she's definitely not fat.
Feb. 28, 2010, 1:30 p.m. CST
Why not just cal it Baywatch Five O Too bad. I was hoping it would be a true homage to those awesome gritty 70's cop shows like Kojack, Five 0, Barnaby Jones, Quincy, ect. All those shows had plenty of hot chicks but the leads were actors of character with lines in their faces because they didn't try to shove the whole dipshit neautered youth culture down your throat with everything. Too bad. Looks like more politically correct shit with unbelieveably hot broads in MAC and Jimmy Choos doing Krav Maga on hardened pretty boy fellons. I'd rather watch her on Youporn or Galactica than a "serious" modern hollywood cop drama.
Feb. 28, 2010, 1:46 p.m. CST
by JT Kirk
Yeah, I said it. She's beautiful but a few more pounds on her would make a little more shape, and that's not a bad thing in my book. <p>I dig her, she's nice to look at, a compelling actor, and has interesting things to say off-camera to boot. I don't know why they had to cast her as an existing character, it's like they think the recipe for BSG's "success" (not sure how you can call a low-rated, short-lived Sci-Fi channel show a success, but wha'evs) will just work no matter where they put it. <p>I suspect this show won't be "Lost", and won't make enough money to pay for the expensive location shooting. Too soon it'll be time for the network to Hook 'em Danno.
Feb. 28, 2010, 2:02 p.m. CST
because you know,they trash a movie for being,as they claim,misogynistic,but on the other there is a topic news for a young actress and what they do? they put sexy photos of her and especially one which compares her with a toaster. <p>i dont have a problem with that,after all the chick is only good for that,but at least try to value the movies with the same criteria you value everything else.Otherwise you are just a bunch of hypocrites which can not be taken seriously.
Feb. 28, 2010, 2:54 p.m. CST
What's next, ALF? The Honeymooners? Charles in Charge? I Love Lucy? What about a documentary on how the brains of TV networks and "Hollywood" types stopped working and have to rely on 'what came before' to usher in an audience. By the way, Grace Park looks like she's 10 years old. Anyone who's turned on by a woman, who looks like a pre-pubescent child, needs professional help.
Feb. 28, 2010, 4:14 p.m. CST
Feb. 28, 2010, 4:35 p.m. CST
only have Scott Baio play the irrelevant father part.
Feb. 28, 2010, 5 p.m. CST
You are a bitchy little moron.<p> She = gorgeous.<p> You = guy who never talks to gorgeous girls so has to make fun of them and pretend they are not gorgeous.
Feb. 28, 2010, 5:02 p.m. CST
That's what they called cylons on Battlestar Galactica, the little show she was on. Maybe you've heard of it? <p>Try being informed before commenting. <p>Thank you.
Feb. 28, 2010, 6:48 p.m. CST
Feb. 28, 2010, 8:11 p.m. CST
That was a great day.
Feb. 28, 2010, 8:34 p.m. CST
I understand the desire to remake/reimagine old sci-fi television shows with all the advances made in sfx and cgi. Why in gods name are they remaking every decent show from the past? Is hollywood really that empty on original ideas?
Feb. 28, 2010, 9:59 p.m. CST
Travel to Asia or Europe, where people leave the SUV at home and still actually walk around I think you would find most women are her size. Americans are too used to Hindenburg sized people! Go to Korea/Japan/China and she will be average or even above average size wise.
Feb. 28, 2010, 10:01 p.m. CST
As I said above, I think she is sexy as hell. But, isn't she suppose to be playing a rookie? Grace Park is 35 years old. Isn't that a bit old for a rookie?
Feb. 28, 2010, 10:30 p.m. CST
...people are right. She DOES have the body of a 10-year-old. That said, she's NOT 10, so I wouldn't kick her out.
Feb. 28, 2010, 11:56 p.m. CST
March 1, 2010, 2:51 a.m. CST
by JT Kirk
In 2005, it was a film, they decided it'd be a good idea to make it black-focused and it starred Cedric the Entertainer. That meant it cost next to nothing to produce, yet was so bad that it STILL didn't make its money back.
March 1, 2010, 8:25 a.m. CST
March 1, 2010, 8:49 a.m. CST
the point is that they view her as meat,a thing,an object,and not as an actress,a person,a woman.get it?
March 1, 2010, 4:31 p.m. CST
I view her as meat, a thing, an object, an actress, a person, and a woman.
March 1, 2010, 8:02 p.m. CST
...In the same way Dawn Wells seemed so much more girl-next-door approachable compared to the intimidating sensuality of Tina Louise on GILLIGAN'S ISLAND, Number Eight was the cuddly alternative to Number Six's chilly beauty.<p> And then there's the "hate fuck" element to consider...<p> "You've (huff) been a bad, (ungh) BAD Cylon!"<p> "Oh yeah (mmf) human? Why don't (ah) you show me (unh) HOW bad?!"
March 2, 2010, 1:43 p.m. CST
...the most gorgeous woman on TV and will remain so until this gets cancelled. Now if we can just get Kelly Hu on that show too.
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