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Another Gender Bend For Grace Park!! GALACTICA’s Boomer Joins CBS’ HAWAII FIVE-0 Pilot!!

Published at: Feb. 27, 2010, 5:55 p.m. CST

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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

    I'd bend her gender

    by Xiphos_2

    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

    Grace Park as Zulu as Kono

    by jimmy rabbitte

    .

  • Feb. 27, 2010, 5:43 p.m. CST

    Put her in a bikini as much as possible.

    by fiester

    This shit writes itself.

  • Feb. 27, 2010, 6:01 p.m. CST

    Someone give her a frackin' burger

    by Death_Merchant

    Seriously.... way too thin

  • Feb. 27, 2010, 6:16 p.m. CST

    So she only does reimaginings?

    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

    THEY BETTER KEEP THE THEME MUSIC

    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

    Jack Lord was a c**t

    by alan_poon

    Allegedly.

  • Feb. 27, 2010, 6:34 p.m. CST

    "FUCK HER DANNO."

    by Master Bruce

    Sorry.

  • Feb. 27, 2010, 6:38 p.m. CST

    Thanks for the spank material, Herc

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  • Feb. 27, 2010, 6:53 p.m. CST

    she's got a negative boob

    by 35MinutesAgo

    in between her boobs<p>kinda off-putting

  • Feb. 27, 2010, 6:55 p.m. CST

    reminds me of the worm guys from MIB

    by 35MinutesAgo

    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

    Theme music

    by EyeofPolyphemus

    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

    Moritorium on BSG Actors Please

    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

    Hawaii Five oh-oh-oh!

    by covenant

    And then some.

  • Feb. 27, 2010, 7:37 p.m. CST

    Why does she look like a Ladyboy in these pics?

    by dailysportspages

  • Feb. 27, 2010, 8:01 p.m. CST

    alan_poon, everybody is a cunt to somebody. who

    by FamousEccles

    cares, he was cool.

  • Feb. 27, 2010, 8:08 p.m. CST

    Skinny thighs...

    by Flummage

    ... 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

    Her and DDK are for sure going to hook up.

    by billypilgrimisunstuck

    Yep.

  • Feb. 27, 2010, 8:13 p.m. CST

    I just got a huge BOOMER

    by Joelseph01

    I'm SHARON it with ya'll

  • Feb. 27, 2010, 8:13 p.m. CST

    I used to think she was all kinds of hot now...

    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

    I give it ONE season...maybe.

    by tylerzero

  • Feb. 27, 2010, 8:51 p.m. CST

    Some of you people are crazy!

    by fiester

    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

    Grace Park: fabulous at any weight.

    by Hercules

    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

    those pictures remind of old school internet

    by punto

    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

    re: Angry nerds giving Grace a bad body image???

    by HollywoodHellraiser

    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

    I mean character names of course

    by punto

  • Feb. 27, 2010, 9:40 p.m. CST

    Grace Park, meet Karen Carpenter

    by SmokingRobot

    You've got a lot in common.

  • Feb. 27, 2010, 9:46 p.m. CST

    Super Hot

    by Crow3711

    Just my two cents. Super, super hot.

  • Feb. 28, 2010, 12:02 a.m. CST

    Why can't they call this show something else?

    by Triple_J_72

    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

    Who cares

    by MacReady452

    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

    by Charger

    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

    What percentage of CBS pilots become series?

    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

    Kona (cona) means

    by thxMike

    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

    Zoe-Grace

    by NudeandAroused

    Both are damn hot!

  • Feb. 28, 2010, 7:52 a.m. CST

    Too thin too thin

    by m_prevette

    Geez those pics are the antidote for sexy - major turn off.

  • Feb. 28, 2010, 8:06 a.m. CST

    If you want to see a curvy Asian chick...

    by darthsynn

    Google Rika Aiuchi. You won't be disappointed.

  • Feb. 28, 2010, 8:53 a.m. CST

    she is basically an elf

    by jameskpolk

    I like that.

  • Feb. 28, 2010, 8:58 a.m. CST

    Danno

    by welshguy

    Apparently cockney wide boy twat Danny Dyer is up for the Danno role

  • Feb. 28, 2010, 10:03 a.m. CST

    EXTREMELY HOT

    by BringingSexyBack

    We're talking 5-alarm kimchi hot. Me rike.

  • Feb. 28, 2010, 10:09 a.m. CST

    She might be skinny

    by Itchy

    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

    Aint It Soft Porn News

    by Thunderbolt Ross

    And yes she looks borderline-unhealthy skinny.

  • Feb. 28, 2010, 10:27 a.m. CST

    cancelled by Christmas

    by Kirsan

    and no matter how much they pay AICN to hype this show that won't change.

  • Feb. 28, 2010, 10:56 a.m. CST

    Okay, I'll watch.

    by kabong

    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

    Hercules...

    by Lord Elric

    The placement of your icon is wonderful :).

  • Feb. 28, 2010, 11:21 a.m. CST

    All men should replaced by Grace Park

    by zooch

    except me

  • Feb. 28, 2010, 12:09 p.m. CST

    I'd Boomer Sooner.

    by johnnyangelheart

    And I'm from Texas.

  • Feb. 28, 2010, 12:53 p.m. CST

    She was the only good thing about THE PLAN

    by Adelai Niska

    And Johnnyangel gets top marks for cleverness

  • Feb. 28, 2010, 1:22 p.m. CST

    I always liked her..

    by CCon99

    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

    So this is going to be pure cheesecake instead of gritty?

    by picardsucks

    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

    Grace Park on TV means yay! And she could stand to gain a few

    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

    l love the double standards of this site

    by ominus

    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

    Hawaii Remake

    by MajorFrontbum

    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

    So there wont be any boobs on Hawaii 5-0.

    by Saen

  • Feb. 28, 2010, 4:35 p.m. CST

    Yeah! Redo Charles in Charge

    by MacReady452

    only have Scott Baio play the irrelevant father part.

  • Feb. 28, 2010, 5 p.m. CST

    If you think she's too thin and needs to eat a burger...

    by Executor

    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

    Ominus...lol...they are not comparing a girl to a toaster...

    by Executor

    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

    SHE CAN TOAST MY BREADSTICK ANYTIME

    by BringingSexyBack

  • Feb. 28, 2010, 8:11 p.m. CST

    Guess what. I took those pictures.

    by AzulTool

    That was a great day.

  • Feb. 28, 2010, 8:34 p.m. CST

    Another needless remake?

    by TampaBayLightning

    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

    Grace Park is Hot as hell - You people are too used to Hindenbur

    by Alex2000

    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

    Only problem - Her age

    by Alex2000

    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

    Grace Park is hot, her body type is "Asian," but...

    by TheGhostWhoLurks

    ...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

    Book!

    by VikkiMarsdale

    Him Danno.

  • March 1, 2010, 2:51 a.m. CST

    MajorFrontbum, they did remake The Honeymooners

    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

    She should just do porn and get it over with

    by orcus

    YAY!

  • March 1, 2010, 8:49 a.m. CST

    Executor, no shit sherlock.

    by ominus

    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

    Ominus

    by Hercules

    I view her as meat, a thing, an object, an actress, a person, and a woman.

  • March 1, 2010, 8:02 p.m. CST

    Grace Park was the "Mary Ann" of BSG...

    by BurnHollywood

    ...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

    Park is..

    by Darklighter

    ...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.