Constance Wu says her outburst after her show's renewal was badly timed

Fresh Off the Boat Constance Wu

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".

When a Twitter user expressed well wishes to Wu, writing, "Congrats on your renewal!"

Her star rose considerably in 2018 with the lead role in Crazy Rich Asians, a hit comedy about a NY economics professor who travels to Singapore with her boyfriend and learns he is absurdly wealthy.

Soon after the announcement that American Housewife is renewed, ABC has announced renewals for sitcoms Fresh off the Boat, Single Parents, and Bless This Mess as well as Nathan Fillion-starring drama The Rookie. I love the cast&crew.

The 37-year-old actress, whose star wattage has increased since starring in last summer's "Crazy Rich Asians", posted a series of stunning NSFW tweets Friday afternoon, less than one hour after ABC officially renewed the Asian-led comedy for a sixth season. It also served as a launchpad for Wu, who went on to co-star in "Crazy Rich Asians". "Ugh", she tweeted on Saturday, followed by expletives. Comparisons to actress Katherine Heigl - who openly criticized her show "Grey's Anatomy" after becoming a movie star - were so prevalent that Heigl's name became a trending topic on Twitter.

Update: Wu has since clarified, suggesting that people are making "assumptions" about what she said. "But in general, I've always sought artistic challenge over comfort and ease", Constance continued.

Before she was cast in Fresh Off the Boat, Wu appeared in various stints on TV shows like Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, One Life to Live, Torchwood, Covert Affairs, Franklin & Bash, Children's Hospital and Royal Pains. Im proud to be part of it.

She added, "But I understand how that could feel interconnected and could get muddled".

Wu backtracked with another series of tweets, saying this was "not a rampage", and that people should not assume it was the show she was upset about.

"My words and ill-timing were insensitive to those who are struggling, especially insensitive considering the fact that I used to be in that struggle too", her statement said. "I do regret that and it wasn't nice and I am sorry for that".

An ABC spokesman declined comment, and a Wu representative didn't immediately respond to an email. When a commenter challenged her viewpoint, Wu wrote back, "I said I was upset and crying".



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