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Constance Wu On the Fresh Off the Boat Twitter Fiasco: ‘I Can Be Dramatic’

Constance Wu On the Fresh Off the Boat Twitter Fiasco: ‘I Can Be Dramatic’

ABC Celebrates "Fresh Off The Boat's" 100th Episode

Constance Wu found herself in hot water after she negatively reacted to her show, Fresh Off the Boat, getting renewed.

Back in May, she tweeted out her frustration after learning about the ABC sitcom being renewed for a sixth season.

Fans quickly called her out for her ungratefulness and poor attitude; she said those comments were taken out of context.

Wu was happy about having a job (she plays Jessica Huang) but disappointed because filming another season meant she had to lose out on a role she’d been chasing.

ABC Celebrates "Fresh Off The Boat's" 100th Episode
Lucille Soong, Ray Wise, Chelsey Crisp, Forrest Wheeler, Ian Chen, Hudson Yang, Randall Park and Constance Wu attend the ‘Fresh Off The Boat’ 100th episode ABC celebration at Fox Studios on February 27, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Andrew Toth/Getty Images)

“I had this moment of heat where I got upset because I had to give up a job I had been looking forward to and had been chasing for a while,” Constance said.

The 37-year-old star told The Los Angeles Times in an interview on Thursday that even though it was a chaotic time for her, her family at ABC stood by her side.

ABC Celebrates "Fresh Off The Boat's" 100th Episode
Constance Wu attends the ‘Fresh Off The Boat’ 100th episode ABC celebration at Fox Studios on February 27, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Andrew Toth/Getty Images)

“It was moving to me how many people from the show reached out to me, and even on set … to say, ‘Just so you know, we love you and we know who you are, and you didn’t deserve any of that stuff,'” Wu said. “Because they also know that I’m an actress — I can be dramatic.’

She added: “I’m dramatic. I’m emotional. But they also know that that doesn’t represent me because they have a hundred episodes of behavior that proves otherwise.”

Constance also added that the whole thing helped improve her awareness of what it means to be a public figure, saying: “I’ve had a back and forth about it. It’s the line between being a role model, but also authenticity.

ABC Celebrates "Fresh Off The Boat's" 100th Episode
Constance Wu attends the ‘Fresh Off The Boat’ 100th episode ABC celebration at Fox Studios on February 27, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Andrew Toth/Getty Images)

“There is an expectation of the way that I ought to behave, and not just of perfection but of graciousness,” she added.

“And I am grateful. But am I elegant? No. I think I can be verbally eloquent sometimes, but as a human, am I an elegant person? No.”

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