Daniel Dae Kim Praises Ali Wong for Being Kind and ‘Down to Earth’



Actor Daniel Dae Kim gave a nod to his co-star in the upcoming Netflix movie “Always Be My Maybe” in a heartfelt post on his Instagram. 

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Serves me right for posting a shirtless shot. 🤦🏻‍♂️ ……………………….. Seriously though, the super fine woman you see here in the Sailor Moon buns is not only one of the funniest people on the planet, she’s also one of the hardest working, kindest, most down-to-earth people you’ll ever meet. She and the also amazing @randallpark conceived, co-wrote, produced and starred in their labor of love, #alwaysbemymaybe. And instead of playing the diva game and making it all about herself, she always took time out, even on her days off to make sure everyone ELSE on set was ok. Many “stars” in this business could take a lesson. Oh, and by the way? She SLAYS in this movie. Thank you @aliwong for your talent, for being who you are, and (this is no small thing) always quietly raising up the image of Asian and Asian American men in everything you do. You may not think people notice, but I see you. ❤️ Love you, and so proud to be a small part of this special project. #likemakinglovetoa🐬 In select theaters tomorrow(!), and #Netflix on May 31.

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A picture of shirtless Kim was featured during Ali Wong’s segment on “Ellen.” The actress joked that she made the movie to kiss the Asian American male actors Kim and Keanu Reeves.

“I kiss a lot of sexy men. I kiss Daniel Dae Kim,” she said. “I kiss Keanu Reeves. I basically made Netflix spend all this money on a movie just so I could kiss Daniel Dae Kim and Keanu Reeves.” 

Kim posted a screenshot of the show and made an “all jokes aside post” praising Wong’s commitment to her craft and making sure that everyone on the set of the Netflix movie were well.

“She’s…one of the hardest working, kindest, most down-to-earth people you’ll ever meet,” he wrote.

He wrote about how other stars in the industry should take a “lesson.” What comes to mind is the recent Twitter breakdown from actress Constance Wu.

Kim also wrote that Wong is quietly raising the image of Asian and Asian American men.

Ending with a plug for “Always Be My Maybe,” Kim mentioned one last important fact about Wong: “She SLAYS in this movie.”

Feature images courtesy of (left) @daniedaekim (right) @aliwong

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