VIDEO: Malika Interviews Morimoto, Five for Fighting at Hawaii Five-0 Premiere

September 21, 2015, 5:58 PM HST · Updated September 21, 6:15 PM
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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 – Interviews with Iron Chef Masaharu Morimoto, John Ondrasik (Five for Fighting) and Dennis Chun! John shares his favorite neighbor island hang out, Chef Morimoto is tight-lipped about his appearance on the show and Dennis (the son of the actor who played Chin Ho Kelly on the original series) talks about his recurring role on Hawaii Five-0 as Sgt. Duke Lukela and what the show means to Hawaii on a national and even international scale.

Stay tuned for the full interviews with Alex O’Loughlin, Grace Park, Daniel Dae Kim, Jorge Garcia, Chi McBride and more!

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Other videos in the series:

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?)

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.

Meteorologist Malika Dudley
Malika was born and raised in Hilo. She began her career in news at KGMB9 in 2007. As a part of the Hawaii News Now weather team, Malika was nominated for two Emmy Awards for excellence in weather reporting and won the prestigious Edward R. Murrow Journalism Award for her reporting on Hawaii’s tsunami damage in 2011. In 2019, Malika was recognized by the Society of Professional Journalists Hawaii Chapter in the category of Science Reporting for her Big Island Now news report on what was happening beneath the sea surface at the ocean entry of the Puna lava flow.  

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