Constance Wu Clarifies ‘Fresh Off the Boat’ Remarks: ‘My Words and Ill-Timing Were Insensitive’

IndieWire | 5/11/2019 | Staff
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After expressing her disappointment that “Fresh Off the Boat” had been renewed for a sixth season yesterday, Constance Wu has clarified her remarks by stating that her “dismayed social media replies” were about an unrelated project that she can no longer pursue due to the hit show coming back.

Shortly after news of the renewal broke, Wu tweeted, “So upset right now that I’m literally crying. Ugh. ****.” When a fan responded by saying that “Fresh Off the Boat” returning was “great news,” she replied, “No it’s not.”

Statement - Morning

Here’s her full statement, which she tweeted this morning:

“I love FOTB. I was temporarily upset yesterday not bc I hate the show but bc its renewal meant I had to give up another project that I was really passionate about. So my dismayed social media replies were more about that other project and not about FOTB.

Truth - FOTB - Show - Character - Back

“But I understand how that could feel interconnected and could get muddled. So here is me unmuddling it with my truth: FOTB is a great show that I’m proud of and that I enjoy. I’ve gotten to fully explore my character and I know her like the back of my hand. So playing Jessica is fun and easy and pleasant. I get to work with a kind and pleasant cast/crew. Which makes it all quite enjoyable—So obviously I don’t dislike doing a show that is fun and easy and pleasant. But in general, I’ve always sought artistic challenge over comfort and ease. I was disappointed in not being able to do that other project—Because that other project would...
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