Star struck Aisha Tyler guest stars on Hawaii Five-0
Grace Park, Daniel Dae Kim, Aisha Tyler, Alex O'Loughlin & Scott Caan on the set of Hawaii Five-0
Daniel Dae Kim
HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) -
Daniel Dae Kim surprised Aisha Tyler with a personal invitation to appear on Hawaii Five-O. In a taped message on Tyler's show "The Talk, " Kim said, "A little birdie just told me that the fabulous Aisha Tyler is going to be a guest star on our show."
She told us on location with Hawaii Five-O at Kualoa Ranch, "I'm so embarrassed because the girls on the show are like you have a crush on Daniel Dae Kim and I'm like no I don't, but I kind of do."
The diehard DDK fan even suggested lyrics for the show's theme song. "You put the bad guys in a hurt. Daniel Dae Kim, take off your shirt."
"My wife got a kick out of that" laughs Kim. "Aisha is awesome. I've gotten to know her. She's a great presence. Really sharp and she's a great actress which I didn't know before."
Alex O'Loughlin also loved having Aisha on set. As he put it, "I hate when you end up with these people who take themselves seriously. We've just done 21 episodes, come on we want to laugh. Lighten it up. She's the best, super funny, really smart, really quick witted."
Tyler's a natural playing talk show host Savannah Walker, embedded with the Hawaii Five-0 crew on a big case.
According to Kim, "This is a pretty unique episode. They're shooting it documentary style. We've never done that before so it's making it interesting for us."
Tyler says, "Some incredible things happen in this episode for the show, for the characters and I get to be a part of that."
A dream assignment-- shirtless Daniel scenes or not. The never bashful Tyler told us, "I've been trying to get him to take off his shirt for a while now, but he's a little shy."