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VIDEO: Malika Interviews Hawaii Five-0’s Grace Park, Chi McBride

September 22, 2015, 4:30 PM HST
* Updated September 21, 9:14 PM
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Maui Now's Malika Dudley interviews Hawaii Five-0's Grace Park on the red carpet

Maui Now’s Malika Dudley interviews Hawaii Five-0’s Grace Park on the red carpet

Leading up to this week’s season premiere of Hawaii Five-0, we are posting a video a day from our Hawaii Five-0 red carpet series. Maui Now’s Malika Dudley was there to capture all the action.

Next up in the series – Grace Park (Kono Kalakaua) shares how she feels about representing water women in Hawaii. Chi McBride (Lou Grover) talks about his impressions of Hawaii and which neighbor island he visits most (hint, hint – It’s in Maui County!).

Stay tuned for the full interviews with Alex O’Loughlin, Daniel Dae Kim and Jorge Garcia!

Other videos in the series:


Hawaii Five-0 Season 6 Red Carpet Premiere: Malika Interviews Chef Morimoto, Five for Fighting, Dennis Chun (Dennis is the son of the actor who played “Chin Ho Kelly” on the original series! Chef Morimoto confirms whether or not he will be in Season 6.)


Hawaii Five-0 Season 6 Red Carpet Highlight Reel (Alex O’Loughlin’s definition of “Aloha”, Chi McBride compares Hawaii to his wife, Jorge Garcia making a more permanent move to Hawaii and more!)

Malika Interviews Executive Producer Peter M. Lenkov (Will they shoot on the neighbor islands this season? Any new love interests?)

Maui Now's Malika Dudley interviews Hawaii Five-0's Chi McBride on the red carpet

Maui Now’s Malika Dudley interviews Hawaii Five-0’s Chi McBride on the red carpet

The annual “Sunset On The Beach” Hawaii Five-0 Premiere was held in Waikiki Saturday, Sept. 12, 2015, at Queens Surf Beach. Despite high humidity and the threat for heavy showers, thousands of residents and visitors gathered to watch the Season 6 premiere of Hawaii Five-0, “Mai Ho’oni I Ka Wai Lana Mālie.” This year, die-hard fans again camped out overnight to get the best seats. Those in attendance were able to view the premiere nearly 2 weeks ahead of the season premiere on CBS, Friday night September 25th.


HAWAII FIVE-0 is a contemporary take on the classic series about a new elite federalized task force whose mission is to wipe out the crime that washes up on the islands’ sun-drenched beaches.  Detective Steve McGarrett, a decorated Naval officer-turned-cop, returns to Oahu to investigate his father’s murder and stays after Hawaii’s former governor persuaded him to head up the new team: his rules, no red tape and full blanket authority to hunt down the biggest “game” in town.  Joining McGarrett is Detective Danny “Danno” Williams, a relocated ex-New Jersey cop – a working man in paradise who prefers skyscrapers to the coastline – but who’s committed to keeping the islands safe for his young daughter; Chin Ho Kelly, an ex-Honolulu police detective, and former protégé of McGarrett’s father, who was wrongly accused of corruption; Dr. Max Bergman, the quirky coroner; and Chin’s cousin, Kono Kalakaua, a beautiful and fearless native, eager to establish herself among the department’s elite. Assisting the team is Lieutenant Catherine Rollins, a dedicated military officer with romantic ties to McGarrett.  McGarrett vows to bring closure to his father’s case, while the state’s brash FIVE-0 unit, who may spar and jest among themselves, is determined to eliminate the seedy elements from the 50th state.

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