It’s a give-or-take and part of the process between talent and the studios.
FRIENDS and THE BIG BANG THEORY did it and so did countless other shows, from sitcoms and police procedurals.
They’ve helped us build an exciting new Hawaii Five-0, and we wish them all the best and much success in their next chapters.
Mahalo and a hui hou…” Thirdly, where were Kim and Park’s own statements in the release?
Plus, since this is a show set in Hawaii and the perception to have Po C actors as part of the main cast is important, said shills would simply hire newcomers, pay them a pittance (compared to the likes of Alex o’Loughlin and Scott Caan), and have them be window dressing and re-focus the show on the two white male leads.
How are they going to be referenced as no longer part of the Five-O task force?
To me, that’s giving short shrift to major characters who have been part of the series since the very beginning.
The last time we had an AM/AF romantic couple on a major network show was…. So, as I revisit the salary disparity reported in the Variety article, it just reeks of corporate bottom-line harshness, tinged with racial and gender bias when it comes to salary parity.
Now, I don’t know if the Asian American leads in the show were set on leaving anyway, but Variety definitely disputes that and raises reasonable doubt that something else was afoot.