After whitewashing controversy, Daniel Dae Kim steps in to switch Ed Skrein in Hellboy

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In an ideal convergence of two separate information occasions from this summer season, former Hawaii 5-O star Daniel Dae Kim is in talks to switch Ed Skrein within the Hellboy reboot. Kim, who’s Korean-American, left CBS’ Hawaii 5-O again in July together with co-star Grace Park as a result of the community wouldn’t pay them the identical amount of cash as their white co-stars, and a bit of greater than a month later, Skrein determined to drop out of Hellboy after discovering that the character he would’ve performed—Main Ben Daimio—is half-Japanese within the Hellboy comics.

Skrein launched a press release on the time, saying that maintaining the function would “proceed a worrying tendency to obscure ethnic minority tales and voices within the Arts,” and now it appears like him turning down the function is definitely having the impact he supposed it to. Plus, Kim is getting what appears like a comparatively massive function in a reasonably high-profile comedian guide film to make up for his outdated CBS job.

[by way of The Hollywood Reporter]

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