This is yet more news to come in a day that is full of it, as ABC is preparing to announce their 2019-2020 schedule on Tuesday, May 14.
After Fresh Off the Boat star Constance Wu caused a stir with series of unhappy social media posts on Friday afternoon, the actress claimed her tweets were unrelated to the ABC sitcom's Season 6 renewal.
Wu starred in the blockbuster Crazy Rich Asians a year ago. "Fuck", followed by "Fucking hell".
When a fan congratulated her on the renewal, saying that it is "Great news", Wu replied with "No it's not".
Wu, a breakout film star in last summer's rom-com hit Crazy Rich Asians, was undoubtedly looking toward broader horizons and bigger paydays in film when the news hit that it's back to network television.
I was temporarily upset yesterday riot be I hate the show but be its renewal meant I had to give up another project that I was really passionate about. She elaborated by saying that as much as she loved Fresh Off the Boat, it's "fun and easy and pleasant", and she was excited by an opportunity that would have been more of an "artistic challenge".
"I love FOTB (Fresh Off the Boat)". Plz know, Im so grateful for FOTB [Fresh Off the Boat] renewal. But if one does have privilege, they out to use that privilege as best they can.
Wu acknowledged her tweets were "insensitive to those who are struggling", especially since she once struggled in the industry too. Others pointed out that if the show had been canceled, many people would be out of a job. Although Wu has starred on the show since 2015, when it made its debut, she was far from pleased about the show's return.
"I do regret that and it wasn't nice and I am sorry for that", she stated, adding that she knows how privileged she is to have options.
In a lengthy Twitter post uploaded on Saturday (11.05.19), she said: "These words are my truth". "People "assumed" that that meant I don't love and enjoy FOTB". 'But I do love and enjoy it.
Todays tweets were on the heels of rough day&were ill timed w/the news of the show. "For all the fans support, thank u", with a kissy face emoji. "I hope you hear them", Wu captioned the statement.
"I appreciate those who have given me the space and faith to believe what I say about both parts of my heart ..." "You're making an assumption".