SATURDAY UPDATE: Reacting to the firestorm of criticism over her seeming disappointment to the renewal by ABC of her sitcom Fresh Off the Boat, Constance Wu tried yet again this morning to dispell the notion that her profane tweets were a negative reaction to the news.
UPDATE: Apparently, the whole world misunderstood what Constance Wu meant about the Fresh Off the Boat renewal. Her explanation:
PREVIOUSLY: The renewal of ABC sitcom Fresh Off the Boat for a sixth season has at least one person angry. Surprisingly, that person is one of the stars of the series, Constance Wu.
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.
She tweeted out her disappointment shortly after the ABC announcement that the TV series was renewed.
A few minutes later came yet another volley.
Leaving no doubt on her true feelings, a fan’s congratulations on the “great news” was slapped down by Wu with a sullen reply: “No, it’s not.”
Wu reportedly topped off her tantrum by posting a “dislike” on the show’s official Instagram announcement. The comment has since been erased.
Wu plays the mother, Jessica, on Fresh Off the Boat, created by Nahnatchka Khan and based on the memoir by chef Eddie Huang. The series follows the Huang family — Mom, Dad, three young brothers and their Mandarin-speaking grandma — who move from Washington, D.C.’s Chinatown to Orlando in the mid-1990s.
Wu is next set to appear in the new film Hustlers with Jennifer Lopez and Cardi B.