SHOOT: HAWAII FIVE-O Films Grace Park in Vancouver’s Chinatown – Updated

Hawaii Five-O [is filming here for a few days] to the surprise of everyone.The CBS reboot appeared on a BC production list last week and talk was H5-O would film scenes set somewhere in China. But why come to Vancouver for that? Turns out the show did this to accommodate local star Grace Park (Officer Kono Kalakaua), who gave birth here recently. [She was spotted first in a car scene out in Stanley Park against a North Vancouver backdrop as Seattle  (see @SarahHeartie's photo) and then driving through Stanley Park in Vancouver as Vancouver]. H5-0 then moved to Chinatown for this sequence of Kono walking down Pender Street dressed as Hong Kong, judging from the license plates on the prop cars and the background performers.

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The first thing you notice about Grace Park beyond her beauty is how tall she is.

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Messing up a take.

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From Chinatown, production moved inside the Terminal City Ironworks compound in east Vancouver. Update: And there’s more filming inside TCI and in the surrounding area on Sunday. Apparently, H50  shot scenes at TCI of Kono (Grace Park) and Adam (Ian Anthony Dale) on the run in Kowloon and a later scene of Kono and her cuz Det. Lt. Chin Ho Kelly (Daniel Dae Kim) in Tokyo. These scenes have since been inserted into Fall episodes from the Kono and Adam on-the-run scenes in Kowloon for 4x 04 A iu la aku and these Kono scenes in Hong Kong for 4×05 Kupu’eu to Kono in Seattle and then Vancouver for 4×11 Pukana.

Update: The Kono-and-Adam-on-the-run storyline wrapped with Kaimuchi, Hawaii playing Vancouver in 4×12. Crew used a prop yellow Vancouver B.C. cab and dressed Grace Park in a parka to make it look like a Vancouver winter in Hawaii. By the end of this episode, Kono and Adam were back in Hawaii  and Grace Park reunited with the rest of the main cast.

3 Responses to SHOOT: HAWAII FIVE-O Films Grace Park in Vancouver’s Chinatown – Updated

  1. Bev Bachara says:

    I adore Grace .Thank you for going out of your way to keep her in the show.
    she is a fantastic actress. But she can kick butt like nobody I’ve ever seen. the whole cast is so great. please don’t change any of them.

  2. frank says:

    the show is not the same without grace her character kono was made for her. Grace Park is a fantastic actress I hope they do not play with the original cast.

  3. yvrshoots says:

    I haven’t seen anything public about this but speculation is Hawaii Five-O structured this Kono storyline to give Grace Park maternity leave. All of the Kono inserts in recent episodes were filmed in Vancouver (where she’s from) over an early October weekend. Episode twelve will have scenes of Kono in Vancouver as Vancouver and that’s when I expect her to return to Five-O, if she’s going to.

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