Constance Wu explains unhappy response to her sitcom renewal

Brenda Watkins
May 13, 2019

Though it may not seem like it, Wu actually says that she likes being on the show.

She tweeted out her disappointment shortly after the ABC announcement that the TV series was renewed.

She followed up that tweet with another explaining her reaction. The statement appeared to invoke the #MeToo movement, drawing further criticism.

Fresh Off the Boat is now streaming on Hulu.

It's not clear what upset Wu, who in the a year ago drew praise and a Golden Globe nomination for Crazy Rich Asians, a box-office hit.

She even brought her frustrations to Instagram, commenting "dislike" on the ABC sitcom's post celebrating the show's renewal.

Her reply has since been deleted. That's right, it appears Wu - who starred in the summer sleeper Crazy Rich Asians - is upset that the network did not cancel Fresh Off the Boat. When a user congratulated her on the renewal, calling it "Great news", Wu commented back: "No it's not". "So my dismayed social media replies were more about that other project and not about FOTB".

Get push notifications with news, features and more. "You're making an assumption". "It's hard to hear someone complaining about it".

She also received support. It's not ungrateful it's just anger. She would have to put her burgeoning movie career on hold for the comedy.

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Within the hour, the actress, who stars as Huang family matriarch Jessica, tweeted again, writing, "F-- hell".

"That was not a rampage". Y'all are making a lot of assumptions about what I was saying. And no, it's not what it's about. "Stop assuming", she said.

Todays tweets were on the heels of rough day&were ill timed w/the news of the show. Plz know, Im so grateful for FOTB renewal. "So I can both love the show/cast/crew but at the same time be disappointed that I lost that other unrelated job". "Im proud to be a part of it (sic)". "For all the fans support, thank u".

Nonetheless, negative remarks kept rolling in.

Now, the actress has revealed that she merely had a bad day and wasn't referring to the show.

"In general, I've always sought artistic challenge over comfort and ease".

"I said I was upset and crying". Constantly challenging myself by doing what's unfamiliar and scary.

Noting that she used to be in that struggle, "I do regret that it wasn't nice and I'm sorry for that". "It's meaningful when you make the choice to believe women", she said.

Reps for 20th Century Fox, which produces the show and ABC have not yet responded to Wu's Tweet, but fans minds are made up.

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