Published: Tue, May 14, 2019
Entertaiment | By Minnie Bishop

"Constance Wu appears upset at 'Fresh Off The Boat" renewal


Constance Wu, the star of the ABC sitcom Fresh Off the Boat, has sought to clarify a series of tweets sent after the show was renewed for a sixth season in which she expressed her dismay. I was temporarily upset yesterday not bc [sic] I hate the show but bc [sic] its renewal meant I had to give up another project that I was really passionate about.

Fresh Off the Boat is now streaming on Hulu.

Loosely based on Eddie Huang's 2013 autobiography of the same name, the '90s-set comedy centers on the Huang family, who relocate from Washington D.C., to Orlando in order for Eddie's dad (Randall Park) to open his own steakhouse.

Though she's been acting for over a decade, Wu has only recently entered the day-to-day Hollywood conversation. Later in the essay, she said that what is important is "Constantly challenging myself by doing what's unfamiliar and scary".

On the same day that many of its shows are meeting their end, ABC is also guaranteeing that several others will be back next season. That might be true, but after reading her tweet (screenshotted below), it's hard to have any other interpretation. Not to be outdone on social media, the actress responded to the series' post on Instagram announcing the renewal, offering the very mature comment, "Dislike". I say f**k a lot. When one user later congratulated her on the "great news" (i.e. Fresh Off the Boat's renewal), she responded, "No it's not".

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She added, "But I understand how that could feel interconnected and could get muddled".

"But my words and ill-timing were insensitive to those who are struggling, especially insensitive considering the fact that I used to be in that struggle too", she said. "I do regret that and it wasn't nice and I am sorry for that".

Well, apparently not for Constance Wu. In addition to the Crazy Rich Asians sequel in development, Wu also stars in Hustlers with Jennifer Lopez, Lizzo, Lili Reinhart, Cardi B, and more. The movie made $239 million at the box office. "Y'all are making a lot of assumptions about what I was saying".

Before she was cast in Fresh Off the Boat, Wu appeared in various stints on TV shows like Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, One Life to Live, Torchwood, Covert Affairs, Franklin & Bash, Children's Hospital and Royal Pains.

"People "assumed" that that meant I don't love and enjoy FOTB".

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