Eugene Cordero and Kulap Vilaysack wonder how they haven’t yet been cast on the CBS revival of drama series Hawaii Five-O.
“Neither of us is Hawaiian,” Vilaysack said. “But we’ve seen your show, and…”
“We can see that you pretty much don’t care,” Cordero added.
So hey pitch themselves in a Funny or Die video as dozens upon dozens of potential cast members, from husband and wife to rivals to everything and anything in between, asking Hawaii Five-O‘s producers to email them at firstname.lastname@example.org “to make their dreams come true!”
Hawaii Five-O, now in its third-season revival on CBS, includes as regulars in its cast Korean-born Daniel Dae Kim as Chin Ho Kelly, American-born Canadian Grace Park as Kono Kalakaua, and Japanese-born Masi Oka as Dr. Max Bergman. Hawaiian-born former wrestler and fighter Taylor Willy also regularly appears as Kamekona.
For the record, Kulap Vilaysack‘s family is predominantly from Laos. She co-hosts the Earwolf podcast, “Who Charted?” Eugene Cordero, meanwhile, grew up in the suburbs of Detroit. He performs with the UCB Theatre in Los Angeles and has appeared in popular Funny or Die videos as Manti Te’o and Jon Gosselin, among others.