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Daniel Dae Kim Poised to Take What was Once a Whitewashed Role

Daniel Dae KimDaniel Dae Kim can only hope what Hollywood took away, it will give back.

Variety reports the former Hawaii Five-O star is in talks to take over the role abandoned by Ed Skrein in Liongate’s reboot of Hellboy.

How ironic that would be if that happens.

It was just a few months ago that Kim along with Grace Park left their co-starring roles after the network refused to give them  paychecks comparable to Alex O’Loughlin and Scott Caan.

It was Skrein of Games of Thrones’ fame who figuratively walked off the set of Hellboy rather than play a whitewashed role.

Skrein said at the time he didn’t know his character was supposed to be half Asian.

“I accepted the role unaware that the character in the original comics was of mixed Asian heritage,” HuffPost reported Skrein said on Twitter at the time. “There has been intense conversation since that announcement, and I must do what I feel is right.”

Kim and Park also did what they felt were right when he left their show.

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