As we previously reported, the Crazy Rich Asians star sparked controversy on Twitter last month after the news that her popular show Fresh Off the Boat had been renewed for a sixth season. She wrote how she was “so upset” regarding the news that she was “literally crying.”
For many, being part of a popular television show would be a dream come true and getting it renewed would just be an extension of that dream.
Since her reaction was so strange, the profanity-filled remark caused social media users to feel very confused. Wu’s “troubles” eventually became a running gag among other celebrities who went on to tweet comparable “distressed” reactions after learning their shows had been renewed, such as funny guy Seth McFarlane, of Family Guy notoritey.
In an interview on the podcast The Big Ticket with Marc Malkin, the Fresh Off the Boatstar addressed his costar’s confusingly negative comments about the renewal of their hit series.
Randall Park has tried to clear up his Constance Wu’s remarks, who plays his wife in the show. He explained in the interview that many people on the cast and crew of FOTB thought their fifth season would be their last, sharing:
“I thought that last season would be our last one. Because literally the season finale was a bookend to the pilot. So, I think everyone kind of thought that and we weren’t sure if we’d keep going.”
He tried to further explain Constance Wu’s odd and diva-esque tweets as well by saying she was just caught off guard:
“She certainly thought that. She was in for a surprise, and we all were. But it’s great. There’s a lot more stories to tell.”
Randall Park’s comments are very professional and makes him even more like-able. Not everyone on the FOTB crew feels as kind as Park though. Sources have dubbed Wu as “the most hated person on set” of the ABC series.
Constance Wu did do a bit of a reversal after people publicly mocked her after her Twitter comments by saying that Fresh Off the Boat is “a great show that I’m proud of and that I enjoy;” however she was looking for “artistic challenge over comfort and ease.”
She continued by saying, “I was disappointed in not being able to do that other project — because that other project would have challenged me as an artist — that other project would have been really hard and not easy or pleasant at all. Sometimes even my closest friends are baffled at how I could value artistic challenge/difficulties over success/happiness. But I do. I know it’s weird.”
Wu then concluded her lengthy message by saying: “People can hold conflicting feelings in their hearts — that conflict is a part of being human. So I can both love the show/cast/crew but at the same time be disappointed that I lost that other unrelated job.”
However, it is unclear how many people have “forgiven” Constance Wu even after apologizing. Although Wu did mention she realized she was privileged to have options (in terms of entertainment industry work, people seem to think she is hungry for more money elsewhere. Tweets appear on Twitter such as: