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February 24th, 2013 by bahamabert
“Hawaii Five-0” actors Alan Ritchson and Alex O’Loughlin (right) go over their lines during. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Jerome S. Tayborn)
ZAP2it’s Carina MacKenzie gave us the name to go with the face in behind-the-scenes set photos posted by Exec. Producer Peter Lenkov. MacKenzie revealed that Smallville’s Aquaman, Alan Ritchson, will play the SEAL-era best friend of HAWAII FIVE-0′s resident “Aquaman” Steve McGarrett in the much-anticipated SEAL flashback episode “Olelo Pa’a” (S03E20). Behind-the-scenes photos released Thursday by Lenkov and by the 15th Wingat Joint Base Pearl Harbor/Hickam showed Ritchson and Alex O’Loughlin together on location in the cargo hold of a C17 Globemaster III in appropriate SEAL gear.
In addition to being helmed by veteran Hollywood director Joe Dante (Gremlins, The Howling, Innerspace, The ‘Burbs, and H50′s S2 episode “Ka Iwi Kapu”), “Olelo Pa’a” will also see the return of Terry O’Quinn as McGarrett’s former Commanding Officer, Lt. Commander Joe White, and White’s Vietnam veteran Huey pilot turned barkeep, Joe Bama (Jimmy Buffett).
‘Hawaii Five-0′ casts Alan Ritchman of ‘Smallville’ and ‘Blue Mountain State’ as McGarrett’s brother-in-arms
By Carina Adly MacKenzie / February 22, 2013
Alan Ritchson plays Freddie, McGarrett’s SEAL best buddy. (Photo courtesy of ZAP2it / Getty Images
“Blue Mountain State” star Alan Ritchson spent some time in Hawaii last year, filming scenes for “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire” — and now he’s returning to the Aloha State for some time with Danny and McGarrett.
Ritchson has nabbed a guest-starring role on CBS’ “Hawaii Five-0,” and Zap2it has your exclusive details. He plays Freddie, described as a sweet guy who is built like a fullback. Freddie is a Navy SEAL — and he was McGarrett’s best buddy during his years in the military.
We’ll see them in flashbacks to their time training, when they supported each other through some extremely difficult conditions, and later, in battle together, when they had to make some painful choices together.
Ritchson is best known for his work as Thad Castle on “Blue Mountain State” and as “Smallville’s” Aquaman. He’ll appear this fall in “Catching Fire” as Gloss, one of the career tributes in the Quarter Quell Hunger Games.
Article at ZAP2it.com
February 22nd, 2013 by bahamabert
Daniel Dae Kim and Joel de la Fuente talk “Hold These Truths” with HNN’s Tannya Boyd Joachin (Image courtesy of Hawaii News Now)
Daniel Dae Kim and Joel de la Fuente joined the Hawaii News Now Sunrise show’s Tannya Boyd Joachin this morning to talk about their production of playwright Jeanne Sakata’s one-man play, HOLD THESE TRUTHS.
HNN gives the following description of the play itself and of Kim and de la Fuente’s parts in bringing the acclaimed production to Hawaii.
(Hawaii News Now) – Acclaimed Off Broadway drama Hold These Truths, Jeanne Sakata’s one-man show inspired by the true story of second generation Japanese-American Gordon Hirabayashi, travels to Hawaii for a limited engagement of six performances at Honolulu Theatre for Youth’s Tenney Theatre February 21 – March 2, 2013.
Directed by Lisa Rothe and starring actor Joel de la Fuente (the principal talent behind the original Epic Theatre Ensemble New York production in October 2012), the show is presented by producer/actor Daniel Dae Kim and Honolulu Theatre for Youth (HTY). The production is dedicated to the memory of the late Senator Daniel K. Inouye, an American hero who was directly involved by the themes of the play. Proceeds will support the non-profit theatre and drama education programs of HTY.
The complete article and a video clip of the Kim and de la Fuente segment is available at the HNN website.
February 21st, 2013 by officer808
Daniel Dae Kim’s production of HOLD THESE TRUTHS, opens tonight! The play is billed as “incredible night of theatre, and more importantly, the telling of an inspiring and courageous American hero, Gordon Hirabayashi as performed by New York’s celebrated…Joel de la Fuente.” Here’s the press release if you’d like to see the play.
HOLD THESE TRUTHS is an acclaimed Off-Broadway production that actor Daniel Dae Kim is producing at the Honolulu Threatre for Youth featuring actor, Joel de la Fuente. The show, opening Thursday, February 21, is inspired by the true story of second generation Japanese-American internment activist, Gordon Hirabayashi. The celebrated production is dedicated to the memory of the late Senator Daniel K. Inouye, an American hero.
HOLD THESE TRUTHS is set in Seattle during World War II, where Hirabayashi, a University of Washington student, is agonizing over U.S. government orders to forcibly remove and mass incarcerate all people of Japanese ancestry on the West Coast. As he fights to reconcile his country’s betrayal with his passionate belief in the U.S. Constitution, Hirabayashi journeys toward a greater understanding of America’s triumphs—and a confrontation with its failures.
President Obama posthumously awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom to Hirabayashi (1918-2012), the nation’s highest civilian honor, in April 2012.
HOLD THESE TRUTHS will be in Hawaii for a limited engagement of six performances at the Honolulu Theatre for Youth’s Tenney Theatre February 21 – March 2, 2013. General admission is only $20 for adults; $15 for students/seniors; and limited premium seating available for $30. Tickets may be ordered online at www.htyweb.org or by calling HTY at (808) 839-9885. Proceeds will support the non-profit theatre and drama education programs of HTY.
The community support and anticipation of this production has been truly wonderful – tickets are going fast!
Enjoy this in-depth cover story about HOLD THESE TRUTHS as featured in the Honolulu Star Advertiser / TGIF.
February 21st, 2013 by bahamabert
Grace Park had a whirlwind talk-show tour this past week with appearances on CBS Daytime’s The Talk and Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, newsmagazine Access Hollywood Live, and on the Kevin & Bean Show on L.A.’s KROQ radio station. Here’s a recap of her appearances from the week of February 11th.
Grace Park chats with Sharon Osborne on CBS Daytime’s The Talk. (Image courtesy of CBS / The Talk)
First up was CBS’s Daytime talk show, The Talk. Grace presented each of the hosts with a lei and discussed everything from childhood hijinks in Vancouver to playing a character who surfs well when she doesn’t — a situation Grace first faced in the pilot when Kono emerged from the waves of Waimea Bay.
(Youtube video courtesy of The Talk and lostln)
Grace Park chats with Access Hollywood Live cohosts about surfing, stunts, and Kono’s bathtub scene with boyfriend Adam. (Image courtesy of NBC/Universal & Access Hollywood)
Next up was an appearance on the newsmagazine Access Hollywood Live, hosted by Billy Bush.
Bush and his co-host commented on Grace’s fighting skills until she laughingly told them the skills belonged to her stunt double, who actually performed the potentially risky leap from one escalator to the other in “Powa Maka Moana”.
After a brief but complimentary discussion of Grace’s pants, which were chosen for her by H50 stylist Kacy Byxbee, Bush’s co-host said that she likes Hawaii as one of the show’s characters and asked Grace what she likes best about living and working there. Grace’s answer? Getting to know the culture and being there, that it’s kind of cool developing an insider’s appreciation for the real Hawaii – places and things not generally on the average tourist itinerary.
(Youtube video courtesy of Access Hollywood and lostln)
Grace Park cracks up with Craig Ferguson, host of CBS’s The Late Late Show (Video screengrab courtesy of CBS / The Late Late Show and Bookemdanno)
The evening’s grand finale found Grace on CBS’s Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson. While the Late Late Show also introduced Grace with a short Season 1 clip, they opted for a different episode and dynamic — the “chick fight” from 1.02, “Ohana”. Impressed by Kono’s butt-kicking prowess, Ferguson opened with “Wow! You look sensational for such a badass!”
Other topics included being from Vancouver, whether or not Grace enjoys Spam — she’s waiting for the organic formulation, she joked — and of course, whether or not she surfs, given that Kono’s a former pro surfer.
(Youtube video courtesy of The Late Late Show and lostln)
Grace Park also appeared on L.A.’s world-famous KROQ 106.7 FM’s Kevin & Bean Show (Photo courtesy of KROQ / The Kevin & Bean Show)
Grace also appeared on L.A.’s world-famous radio station KROQ 106.7 FM’s Kevin & Bean Show. The discussion topics paralleled those covered in the televised appearances — living and working in Hawaii, learning fight basics to make Kono look good, her trial by fire wave at Waimea with Kono’s introduction, H50′s star-studded guest cast, and her views on the show’s longevity.
The show’s hosts were thoroughly impressed with how well H50 integrates big-name guest stars into the flow of the episodes and Grace agreed with them. “I don’t know how they do it,” she said, “but somehow everyone just kind of blends into the show, and I think it’s kind of really cool. I’m actually a little bit fascinated how they’re able to do that so well.”
(Youtube Podcast courtesy of KROQ and SiCrazy100)
February 11th’s Kevin & Bean with Grace Park is also available in podcast format.
Learn more about KROQ’s Kevin & Bean Show on their Facebook page, or visit the KROQ website’s Kevin & Bean page.
February 21st, 2013 by bahamabert
“Now is the winter of our discontent…”
Okay, so not quite the meaning ole Shakespeare intended, but it sounded good in describing the upcoming Hawaii Five-0 schedule.
H50 spoils us rotten in the fall, treating us to a largely unbroken run of new episodes most of the way through Christmas. Sadly, as Monday nights roll around much faster than episodes can be completed, the stock of ready-to-air episodes dwindles until we reach the point where there’s no choice but to eke out the remaining handful of new episodes with repeats. Fortunately for us, H50 is just as good the second or third time around.
From the standpoint of new episodes, the February sweeps period is finished; this coming Monday will give us a repeat of 3.03, “Lana I Ka Moana (Adrift),” better known in fandom circles as the boatgument episode.
February 20th, 2013 by bahamabert
We now have two great Grace Park interviews to go with the recent appearances on CBS’s The Talk, The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, the syndicated Access Hollywood Live, and 106.7 FM KROQ’s Kenny & Bean Show!
Hawaii Five-0′: Grace Park talks Kono, moving the plot and her hopes for the character by Rick Porter. The full article is at blog.zap2it.com
Grace Park in episode 3.04, “Popilikia” (Photo courtesy of Norman Shapiro/CBS)
Q: Are you still discovering things about Kono now?
A: I feel like there’s a lot to mine with this character yet, because we haven’t gone very deep with her. As much as we have the action and the cool background with her being an ex-professional surfer and a rookie cop, I feel that we have a lot to discover about her, and for her to discover about herself. She’s pretty young, and she still has a lot to learn about life and who she is.
Q: What would you like to see happen for her?
A: I always want her to have more character work. I guess I haven’t thought specifically [about] what I want to happen for her. I feel like anything — just give me anything, I’ll do it. I think they haven’t rushed to quick to give her a love interest and make her the “sexy” character right away. I mean, yes, she was in a bikini in the beginning, but I think we’ve gotten away from that a little bit, which I’ve appreciated.
Q: People would probably go nuts if you got one of your “Battlestar Galactica” co-stars to come on.
A: I’ve been trying to get Tahmoh Penikett on for a long time. I thought it would be really funny if he were like a brief love interest or a past thing, because anyone who watches the old show would be like, oh my God, but for anyone who didn’t it wouldn’t really matter. Plus he’s a really good friend of mine.
Danny and Kono investigate an unusual “headless horseman” murder case in episode 3.04, “Popilikia.” (Photo courtesy of Norman Shapiro/CBS)
‘Hawaii Five-0′: Grace Park on her proudest moments of the series, the key to delivering exposition, and working with Summer Glau from Inside TV by Emily Rome. Here are a couple of quotes to whet your appetite!
Q: Summer Glau guest-starred in last week’s episode of Hawaii Five-0. What was it like to work with her?
A: She was really cool. We were joking that her name was Summer G. Lau and she was actually of Asian heritage – that’s what Daniel [Dae Kim] kept saying. I didn’t know that her ancestry actually is Irish and German. But yeah, she just brought it. There were so many takes where the camera wasn’t even on her, and she just gave it every single time.
Q: What are you most proud of in all your work on Hawaii Five-0?
A: I’d say the storyline that I was most satisfied with was the beginning of season 2 when Kono appears to go rogue. It was a delight because for five episodes, the only time I showed up was to do character stuff. That was kind of a dream for me. That’s how I feel, as an actor, like I’m built more not to do procedural exposition. But I realize this is just a different beast.
On the other side – the leaps and bounds I’ve been able to do in exposition because I’m terrible at that usually. It’s not fun and it’s not easy, so I’ve gotten a lot better at it. In the beginning Alex [O’Loughlin] did a lot, and then really quickly I got a bunch of it. And then Alex and Scott [Caan] didn’t do very much of that at all, and then one episode was flipped where he was like Kono in a way and downloading everyone at the table, and he kept stumbling and tripping, and he finally looked at me and said, “You make this look easy.” And I was like, “Yo, bro, I’ve been doing this for two and a half years.”
February 18th, 2013 by officer808
Bahama Bert about to set sail on the Love Boat. No wait, that’s the Mighty Mo.
Say Aloha to Bahama Bert (@berthayling), who will be taking over the reins as the News Editor of the 50undercover.com blog. Bert hails from the fair Bahamas and is blessed as myself with living in a tropical paradise. Bert is no stranger to the fansite scene and has been an integral leader of the Richard Burgi (“The Sentinel”) official fan club. So stay tuned for much more from the blog!
February 14th, 2013 by officer808
“Officer 808, I miss you.” (Vidcap: CBS)
Hi all, Officer 808 here. First off, a big MAHALO to all you Undercover Agents for checking in on the blog! I wanted to take a few minutes to update you on what’s going on here.
As you know things have been pretty quiet on the blog. News Editor @Terrysagirl stepped down and has been preoccupied with achieving world peace. @Melapaloosa has been spending the past few weeks solving that last equation that will allow her flux capacitor to achieve 1.21 gigawatts. And myself, real life has caught up with me and I had to reallocate my time and attention to my family and work.
I’ve had time to still do my “talk story” sessions with Mike Buck on local talk radio AM 690 KHNR, usually on Tuesday mornings after a new episode of Hawaii Five-0. I’ve recorded a few of them, but unfortunately, my dinosaur of a computer doesn’t allow me to upload them easily or quickly. We try to keep the facebook page current, and @Terrysagirl still works behind the scenes in doing so.
A lot, and I mean a *lot* of you send me personal messages and emails, asking me for information, wondering how I’m doing or just dropping a note to say “Hi”, and I truly appreciate you folks reaching out to contact me. Unfortunately, I don’t have the time to respond to everyone in a timely matter so if I haven’t responded to you about a question, I truly am sorry. I’m not ignoring you!
What I truly miss the most is interacting with all of you on the social network and the chats on twitter. A lot of you are still thoughtful enough to include me on #FF on twitter, which makes me happy. I miss writing the creative stuff from the Spamgate Controversy, to Governor Jameson grilling Steve on the missing money in “Kai E’e”, and to Charlie Fong’s attempt at asking Kono out on a date. And I wish I could have the time to write up my reviews on the “Things We Learned About Hawaii” recaps. There are so many references to interesting cultural facts on the show that I’d love to share and I feel like I’m doing a disservice to you all by not pointing them out.
On a positive note, I have an Undercover Agent who has gladly volunteered to step up and keep up with the Hawaii Five-0 news and will be posting on a regular basis shortly. Who is this person you ask? Stay tuned…
January 29th, 2013 by officer808
Lauren O’Neil of Canadian media outlet CBC got a rare interview with Hawaii Five-0′s Grace Park, who talks about being in sci-fi, her rise in acting, and being Korean.