Hawaii Five-O's Asian stars quit show after being paid less than white co-stars
I understand them getting paid less than McGarrett. He's the friggin' star. But getting paid less than Scott Caan? That's pretty embarrassing.
Alex O'Loughlin is reportedly the highest-paid actor in the world, and by a wide margin, with about triple the earnings of the next-highest person on the list! Of course he doesn't make that much just from 5-0 salary, but 85-90% of his salary is still some serious moola. I reckon O'Laughlin makes somewhere around $125,000 per episode, so Kim and Park must have walked away from a hundred grand per episode. That's a guaranteed paycheck of more than two million dollars per year. That isn't easy to just leave on the table.