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Posted at 1:00 PM ET, 05/ 3/2010

Talking 'Lost' with Daniel Dae Kim

By Liz Kelly

Daniel Dae Kim. (ABC)
'Lost' Central

Daniel Dae Kim's big moment of "Lost's" sixth and final season may have come last week when -- after almost two seasons apart -- his character, Jin, finally reunited with long-lost love Sun. Or, on the other hand, maybe there's something Kim isn't telling us about Jin's role in the show's final few episodes, which re-start tomorrow after a week's hiatus.

On Friday, I spent a harried five minutes on the phone with Kim, who was in the midst of a two-hour-plus telephone press tour. Here's what we had time to talk about:

Liz Kelly: How did you feel about Jin/Sun reunion?

Daniel Dae Kim: I felt good that it finally happened. It's been a year and a half -- and for Jin it was literally decades. There is a part of me that wishes they would have been able to reunite alone so they could ask questions of each other -- like where have you been and why can you speak English so well and how is our daughter. But it was good watching other cast members' reactions to the reunion because Jin and Sun's love story means something significant to everyone.

The way the reunion scene was edited together, many of us thought one of you was going to get snagged by the sonic fence. It was kind of nerve-wracking.

I thought the same thing when I watched, though it didn't occur to me all while we were filming. If Jin had died at that point he would have died happy.

We know Jin and Sun are reunited now, but will they ultimately have a happy ending?

It's hard to say. I don't mean to be evasive about it, but it depends on your definition of happiness. I think anything after Jin's reunion with his wife means he'll be happy.

Did you film your final scenes yet?

Yes. The show wrapped a week ago now. We celebrated last weekend.

Tell us more about your next gig -- leading the cast of a "Hawaii Five-O" reboot.

It's exec produced by Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci -- they have a connection to "Lost" in that Alex and Robert wrote the "Star Trek" remake for J.J. Abrams -- [it's] all in the extended family so there's a great creative team behind it. It will be a change of pace and character and it's an ambitious story. CBS announces the fall schedule in mid-May -- at that point we'll know if it's been picked up.

By Liz Kelly  | May 3, 2010; 1:00 PM ET
Categories:  Lost  | Tags:  Daniel Dae Kim, Lost  
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You book-em, Dan-o! Hope CBS comes through for you.

Posted by: CafeBeouf | May 3, 2010 4:56 PM | Report abuse

I am looking forward to Hawaii 5-0 in the fall! But one major correction to your article: The lead of the show is the extremely talented Alex O'Loughlin who will portray Steve McGarrett.

Posted by: demeter800 | May 5, 2010 12:27 PM | Report abuse

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