'Hawaii Five-0' Star Grace Park Decided To Say Goodbye To The TV Show After 7 Years Due To Failed Salary Negotiations

Date December 4, 2019

Hawaii Five-0 is an incredibly entertaining and popular investigative TV show. It won the hearts of thousands. However, over the course of its nine seasons, the series has seen many cast members (Daniel Dae Kim, Grace Park, etc.) come and go. Why did they leave the show?

While every actor has their own reasons for departing the series, it was revealed why exactly Grace Park decided to say goodbye to Hawaii Five-0 after 7 years.

Why did Grace Park leave Hawaii Five-0?

In 2017, Grace Park left the famous CBS show but kept quiet about the reason for well over a year. When she finally talked about her departure with CinemaBlend, the actress gave a very rehearsed response:

There were a number of factors spanning the show that affected the non-renewal of my contract. I'm grateful for the lessons learned, but I chose what was best for my integrity. I know that people are always trying their best, and everyone's coming from their own backgrounds...Sometimes people are just really good at burying stuff, and I think I'm like that.

The publication, however, found out that the real reason both Daniel Dae Kim and Grace Park decided against continuing with the show is failed salary negotiations.

It was disclosed that two of the main actors received raises after season 7, while the rest of the cast didn't.

In addition, Park was fuming after an executive producer reported that she left to spend more time with the family. As Grace told CinemaBlend:

The whole situation was just a bit too charged for me. I let him know, 'That wasn't cool that you made a statement on my behalf.'... I know he did it to be helpful, and I care about Peter as a person, but I didn't leave for that reason.

What's Grace Park doing these days?

Even though the actress left Hawaii Five-0 in the past, she's keeping busy these days. Park was cast in ABC drama A Million Little Things. The show is still airing and enjoying great ratings.

It seems that both Kim and Park already have new chapters in their careers and we are happy for them. Do you like these actresses? Are you watching Grace on A Million Little Things?