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'It's never easy': Daniel Dae Kim navigates being a leading man, producer and activist

The actor recounts how an attack on his sister catalyzed his fight against AAPI hate crimes, discusses his lead role in “The Hot Zone: Anthrax” and more.

"People think that I speak out all the time, so it should be easy. It's never easy."

Daniel Dae Kim doesn’t want to be ‘the diversity police.’ But speaking up is personal.

It took 31 years, but Daniel Dae Kim finally lands his first lead role in TV series. Veteran TV star and producer Daniel Dae Kim has been cast alongside Tony Goldwyn in the second season of National Geographic's "The Hot Zone: Anthrax.”

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by Anonymousreply 41January 15, 2022 8:47 PM

Who? I guess he's not speaking out loud enough about his plight.

by Anonymousreply 1January 13, 2022 3:24 AM

I like him - seems real, smart and down to earth. Rejected money for principle. Good for him.

by Anonymousreply 2January 13, 2022 4:32 AM

What money did he reject?

by Anonymousreply 3January 13, 2022 5:20 AM

That’s a hot chinaman.

by Anonymousreply 4January 13, 2022 5:24 AM

Does he have any links to Wuhan?

by Anonymousreply 5January 13, 2022 5:57 AM

If you don't mind, I've had sufficient of virtue signalling for the next 900 years. Puh-leez! What does he want? A medal or a chest to fucking pin it on to? Most of us do things for the better good every day. Do we fly to social media about it? No, we just get on with our lives.

It's all about clicks and likes and trend and influencers, who then present their filtered gobs to us to show what wonderful HUMANITARIANS they are, changing the world ONE ACT OF COMPASSION AT A TIME.

They. Don't. Do. Shit. Unless there's a camera to record every precious, beautifully lit moment. I'm gagging.

FAKEFAKEFAKEFAKEFAKE.

by Anonymousreply 6January 13, 2022 6:33 AM

The show is oddly sans excitement.

by Anonymousreply 7January 13, 2022 6:44 AM

Everyone's a victim.

And meanwhile China owes the world for what they've done. And of course they have zero accountability.

by Anonymousreply 8January 13, 2022 7:12 AM

Isn’t he Korean?

by Anonymousreply 9January 13, 2022 7:40 AM

Kung Flu!

by Anonymousreply 10January 13, 2022 8:10 AM

He's kinda sexy, no?

by Anonymousreply 11January 13, 2022 8:11 AM

R3 Hawaii 5-0/CBS

by Anonymousreply 12January 13, 2022 8:17 AM

He's Korean, ignoramuses.

by Anonymousreply 13January 13, 2022 8:22 AM

He's ridiculously hot.

by Anonymousreply 14January 13, 2022 8:28 AM

I wonder what race the man who attacked his sister was.

by Anonymousreply 15January 13, 2022 8:34 AM

A thread about Daniel Dae Kim quickly turns into a racist thread? WTF is wrong with DL?!?

by Anonymousreply 16January 13, 2022 6:22 PM

DL sees anything Asian and immediately goes into its racist posts, R16, without actually reading what the person says. It's so predictable. Just accept the fact that they are not bright. After all, we all know that all Asians, no matter what the nationality, are the same, have the same culture, and are all enemies of Americans.

by Anonymousreply 17January 13, 2022 7:33 PM

Ching Chong

by Anonymousreply 18January 13, 2022 9:31 PM

[quote] Ching Chong

Chinese slur, but all Asians look the same to Rosie.... and DL.

by Anonymousreply 19January 13, 2022 10:01 PM

Me Chinese, me play joke, me go pee-pee in your Coke!

by Anonymousreply 20January 14, 2022 12:11 AM

Hot, but why do his eyes look like that?

by Anonymousreply 21January 14, 2022 1:03 AM

Can he penetrate me as far in as it's possible to accommodate him?! If yes, then send his handsome hotness over to me straightaway without delay, please.

by Anonymousreply 22January 14, 2022 4:41 AM

Duh, the sun is in his eyes, r21.

by Anonymousreply 23January 14, 2022 4:46 AM

It’s really sunny in China.

by Anonymousreply 24January 14, 2022 4:47 AM

[quote] After all, we all know that all Asians, no matter what the nationality, are the same, have the same culture,

Whereas I'm sure you could tell me the differences between Norwegian, Swedish, and Danish culture.

by Anonymousreply 25January 14, 2022 4:52 AM

I never realized how sexy his voice was until Raya. And i liked him playing a bad guy on Angel.

by Anonymousreply 26January 14, 2022 9:52 AM

[quote] It’s really sunny in China.

Of course, he's Korean, but that shouldn't factor in to your extremely clever quip. Perhaps you should write for one of the sitcoms. God knows they need help. A Pulitzer is certainly yours.

by Anonymousreply 27January 14, 2022 1:54 PM

The racism on this thread is pretty vile. Why are some gay men so prejudiced? I've dated several orientals throughout the years, and they were all wonderful guys. A hot guy is a hot guy regardless of race.

by Anonymousreply 28January 14, 2022 1:59 PM

Well, R28, racism against Asians is pretty much accepted in the US. I don't think the posters are prejudiced, but just think they are being witty.

by Anonymousreply 29January 14, 2022 2:36 PM

I'm actually not surprised by the rampant racism on DL. These are mostly elderly, white, wealthy queens who in their delusion love to pretend to themselves they've faced much worse oppression than any BIPOC individual (let alone a gay one).

But I am surprised the racism is so dated and juvenile. Like really? We're still doing 'ching chong' jokes? :/ It's embarrassing.

by Anonymousreply 30January 14, 2022 3:38 PM

I used to think he was really handsome, but as he's aged, his face has become more blocky, angular, and severe.

Daniel Henney is still looking good, but is 10 years younger.

Alex Landi is 10 years younger than Henney.

So, we have a 50-year old version, 40-year old, and 30-year old.

by Anonymousreply 31January 14, 2022 3:43 PM

I’d eat his ass.

by Anonymousreply 32January 14, 2022 3:45 PM

Where’s the 20 year old version?

by Anonymousreply 33January 14, 2022 11:20 PM

R31 Daniel is also half Korean. Disappointed he has a pancake ass.

by Anonymousreply 34January 15, 2022 6:05 AM

I miss Lost and the threads we used to have here.

by Anonymousreply 35January 15, 2022 7:05 AM

Half Korean and half what? Japanese?

by Anonymousreply 36January 15, 2022 8:18 PM

He Asian fusion?

by Anonymousreply 37January 15, 2022 8:21 PM

[quote]Half Korean and half what? Japanese?

He is seemingly 100% Korean - or at least both his parents seem to be from Korea.

He actually look completely Asian, rather than many other Asian actors who are only half-Asian.

by Anonymousreply 38January 15, 2022 8:38 PM

Me love him long time!

by Anonymousreply 39January 15, 2022 8:41 PM

I've had sufficient of R30 and her shit-stirring histrionics. Kill her. Now.

by Anonymousreply 40January 15, 2022 8:43 PM

Let's get to the jackpot question you dizzy bitches are too woke to ask. Is he hung, or does he have the oriental curse?

by Anonymousreply 41January 15, 2022 8:47 PM
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