Last year, Grace Park and costar Daniel Dae Kim, left "Hawaii Five-O" when CBS refused to pay them as much as white costarsAlex O’Loughlin and Scott Caan.
Now Park says that wasn't the only reason she left. Although she didn't get into specifics, she told EW that there were "a number of factors" leading to her departure.
She did take issue with CBS exec producer Peter M. Lenkov after he tweeted that Park had been "away from her family for seven years," implying she’d left the show primarily because she missed them.
She later called Lenkov to tell him, "That wasn’t cool that you made a statement on my behalf," and insisted that wasn't the reason she left.
It sounds like she has regrets about doing the show in the first place. "Would I do it all over again?," she said. " I wouldn’t be so quick to say yes.… I’m still figuring stuff out."
If there's tea to spill, she didn't spill much: "Sometimes it’s better not to talk. I'm not interested in airing out dirty laundry," she said.
She's busy promoting her new ensemble drama "A Million Little Things" on ABC, where she said one of the perks is "we all have the same trailers, the same treatment."
While making "Hawaii Five-O," she apparently got tired of being on a mostly male set. "I’m good leaving the boys' club," she said. "I just look at this time as something that I went through. I didn’t understand it while I was going through it, but…. You can’t always get back what you lost, but if you made it through, right now is the best time to watch the old structures fall."
"A Million Little Things" debuts Wednesday, Sept. 26, at 10 p.m. ET on ABC.