Constance Wu Clarifies Comments About Fresh Off the Boat Renewal Amid Backlash

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While most television stars are generally, uhm, happy that they'll continue to be make loads of money being on TV, actress Constance Wu took to Twitter to express how deeply upset she was at the news.

Wu says her role on the show is "easy and pleasant", but she would prefer to seek out challenges.

Constance Wu said she was initially unhappy that "Fresh Off the Boat" was renewed for a sixth season because it meant she had to give up another project she was passionate about.

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. "But I do. I know its weird". I love the cast & crew. Maybe Wu agreed with that and has frustrations about how her character is depicted on the show.

She also tweeted, "I said I was upset and crying".

In a new post on Twitter (responding to another user), Wu proclaimed that her renewal was "not" great news, which is not what many people would have probably expected her to say. "So my dismayed social media replies were more about that other project and not about FOTB", she wrote on Twitter on Saturday afternoon (May 11).

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The Hollywood Reporter and Variety report that Wu had also commented "Dislike" on her show's Instagram post announcing: "Fresh Off the Boat Is Back For Season 6!"

Wu was raised in Richmond and told the New York Times in 2015 that her family wound up there after her dad got a job as a professor at Virginia Commonwealth University teaching biology and genetics. Later in the essay, she said that what is important is "Constantly challenging myself by doing what's unfamiliar and scary".

"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. But I do love and enjoy it.

In the statement, the actress continues to apologize for the "ill-timing" of her "insensitive" words, noting how there are "those who are struggling" - seemingly a reference to struggling actors as she mentions she "used to be in that struggle too" and realizes "it's a huge privilege that I even have options".

"People can hold conflicting feelings in their hearts-that conflict is part of being human", she continued. "I hope you hear them", Wu captioned the statement. "It's meaningful when you make the choice to believe women", she said.

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