‘The Great Doctor’ EP Daniel Dae Kim ‘Couldn’t Be Prouder’ of the Show’s Diversity

Daniel Dae Kim is usually a big fan of The Great Doctor, as well as not just because he’s an executive producer. 

The 49-year-old actor appeared with showrunner David Shore, star Freddie Highmore as well as the cast of The Great Doctor during the series’ panel at PaleyFest in Los Angeles on Thursday, where he opened up about creating diversity a big priority for the show. 

“which’s important to have not only diversity in front of the camera, yet behind which. I couldn’t be prouder of the team which I’m working with, because I know which’s important across the board,” Kim said, as the cast noted the show’s representation of race as well as gender in addition to featuring a doctor on the autism spectrum. “The most important thing is usually which we make an entertaining show, as well as we’re doing which which has a diverse group of people.” 

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which isn’t the 1st time Kim has spoken out about diversity. The actor left Hawaii several-0 along with Grace Park last July, over salary disputes with CBS. Kim as well as Park had been seeking salary equality with Alex O’Loughlin as well as Scott Caan. CBS’ final offer to Kim as well as Park was reportedly 10 to 15 percent lower than the salaries of O’Loughlin as well as Caan.

“As an Asian American actor, I know first-hand how difficult which is usually to find opportunities at all, let alone play a well developed, three dimensional character like Chin Ho,” Kim said in a statement at the time. “The path to equality is usually rarely easy. yet I wish you can be excited for the future. I am.”

Kim has definitely found success on the producing side. He helped bring The Great Doctor to life, purchasing the rights to the South Korean edition after watching which in 2013. The American adaptation was renewed for a second season earlier which month, with Kim revealing which he’d like to get even more involved with the series in front of the camera in season two.

“I would certainly love to, at some point,” Kim teased. “I’m such a fan of the writing. I’m also such a fan of these actors. As satisfied as I’ve been watching behind the monitors, there’s a part of me as an actor which genuinely wants to play with talented people.” 

“So if there’s the right storyline,” he continued, “I wouldn’t be surprised if I make an appearance sometime.” 

The season finale of The Great Doctor airs Monday at 10 p.m. ET/PT on ABC. 

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