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Daniel Dae Kim’s ‘Bad Axe’ captures immigrant family’s struggles amid COVID-19

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  • “Bad Axe,” a documentary film on an Asian American family’s experience during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, is now available in theaters and on streaming platforms.
  • The 100-minute film premiered at South by Southwest in March and has since won multiple awards.
  • The movie was directed by David Siev, a member of the family featured in the film, and co-executive produced by Daniel Dae Kim.

“Bad Axe,” a critically acclaimed documentary film on an Asian American family’s experience during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, is now available in theaters and on streaming platforms.

Directed and produced by David Siev, a member of the family documented, “Bad Axe” premiered at South by Southwest (SXSW) in March and has since won multiple awards, including the Special Jury Recognition Award and Audience Award at SXSW, the Traverse City Movie Festival Audience Award and Best Documentary Film at the DC Asian Pacific American Film Festival, to name a few.

The one without minorities: Daniel Dae Kim says ‘Friends’ is ‘challenged’ when it comes to diversity

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  • Daniel Dae Kim said that although he loves the hit ‘90s sitcom “Friends,” the show was “challenged” when it came to diversity.
  • “My kids loved ‘Friends’ because they would watch repeats and they would say to me, ‘Hey, how come in their New York everyone is white?'” the actor recalled.
  • Kim also pointed out that Asian Americans were statistically more likely than any other racial demographic to identify with non-Asians.
  • “So that means that they would see someone like Jennifer Aniston or any of the cast of ‘Friends’ and be able to say, ‘Oh yeah, that’s me.’ Whereas other people of other races would not be able to do that as easily and as willingly, unless the character was of the same race.”

Reflecting on Asian American representation in Hollywood, Daniel Dae Kim points to the iconic ‘90s sitcom “Friends” as just one of many shows that fall short.

“As much as I love that show, when it came to diversity it was…it was…challenged, shall we say,” he said.

James Hong, 93, becomes oldest actor to receive a Hollywood Walk of Fame star

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  • Legendary Asian American actor James Hong finally received his much-awaited Hollywood Walk of Fame star, making him the oldest actor to get one at 93 years old.
  • The new star, located between Madame Tussaud’s Wax Museum and the TCL Chinese Theatre, was unveiled during a ceremony attended by actor Daniel Dae Kim and Hong’s “Everything Everywhere All at Once” co-star Jamie Lee Curtis on Tuesday.
  • “[Hong] has worked with thousands of actors, many of whom were and are A-list and some of whom line these streets today,” Kim said at the event. “Today, he takes his rightful place among them.”
  • “I’m here! I’m alive,” Hong proclaimed. “I don’t have any speeches because I’m not that kind of person. I just come here, I want to feel the moment, just be here and see you people, every one of you whom I haven’t seen for a long time. It is a joy to see familiar faces.”
  • Hong, whose career began in the 1950s, has reportedly appeared in 469 TV shows, 149 feature films, 32 short films and 22 video games.
  • Out of the 2,723 stars on the Walk of Fame, only 19 are dedicated to celebrities of Asian descent, including Anna May Wong, Mako, Bruce Lee, Jackie Chan and Lucy Liu.

Legendary Asian American actor James Hong has finally received his long-awaited Hollywood Walk of Fame star, making him the oldest actor to get one at 93 years old.

The new star, located between Madame Tussaud’s Wax Museum and the TCL Chinese Theatre, was unveiled during a ceremony attended by actor Daniel Dae Kim and Hong’s “Everything Everywhere All at Once” co-star Jamie Lee Curtis on Tuesday.

Daniel Dae Kim recounts the hate crime that took away his sister’s ability to live her passion — running

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Actor and activist Daniel Dae Kim recalled a violent hate crime his younger sister endured six years ago that has since stopped the once-avid runner from pursuing her passion.

A targeted attack: In a recent interview with People, Daniel narrated how his sister, Connie, was targeted and attacked by a driver while she was out on her daily run.

Ken Jeong Lands Lead Role in ‘Shoot The Moon’ Produced by Daniel Dae Kim

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Actor Ken Jeong who is known for his role in “The Hangover” will be starring as the lead character in Amazon’s new dramedy “Shoot the Moon” produced by Daniel Dae Kim.

The single-camera dramedy is about failures in life, taking loose inspiration from the life of Paul Bae, a former English teacher, stand-up comedian and creator of “The Black Tapes” podcast.

Daniel Dae Kim Speaks Out on ‘Drastic’ Pay Cut He Got From ‘Hawaii Five-0’

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Daniel Dae Kim has shed more light on what transpired when he decided to leave the television series “Hawaii Five-0” in 2017 after playing the role of Chin Ho Kelly for seven years. 

The 52-year-old Korean American actor told Vulture in a recent interview that the pay cut he had to take just to be part of the show hasn’t “properly been reported.”

Daniel Dae Kim and Randall Park are Making a Heist Movie on Amazon

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A little more than a year after starring as Ali Wong’s love interests in Netflix’s “Always Be My Maybe,” Daniel Dae Kim and Randall Park are teaming up again for an Asian American-led heist movie at Amazon Studios.

The untitled project, based on the script of Young Il Kim (“Billions,” “Rodham” and “Seoul Girls”), will reportedly focus on high school friends who reunite “in a nod to the classic, fun ensemble heist films.”

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s Daughter Shares Plea to Stop Violence Against Asians

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s daughter, Bernice A. King, is showing her support against the rising violence on Asian Americans over the 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.

In her Twitter post on March 20, the 56-year-old American minister, the youngest child of the iconic civil rights leader, and CEO of The King Center shared a quote from Korean American actor Daniel Dae Kim, who recently tested positive for COVID-19.