Daniel Dae Kim – Actor and Producer
Fast Company|Winter 2020/2021
“I’ve spent about two and a half months in quarantine .”
By Yasmin Gagne

I got the coronavirus early on while filming New Amsterdam in New York in March. I felt a scratch in my throat on the plane back to Hawaii, where I live, so I quarantined when I got home and then got tested at a drive-through center. I spoke about it on Instagram in case people found it informative and because I wanted to call out racist behavior against Asian Americans.

I’ve spent about two and a half months in quarantine in 2020 because I’ve been traveling and quarantining before and after every trip. It’s not how I like to work. While I was recovering from the coronavirus, the opportunity to work in Korea came up, which is something I’d always wanted to do. Seoul recovered much faster than the U.S., so I was filming a hybrid Korean and American show there in April.

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