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Constance Wu Admits She Was Afraid To Return To ‘Fresh Off The Boat’ Set After Controversial Tweets

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Sep. 26 2019, Published 4:51 p.m. ET

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Constance Wu shocked Fresh Off The Boat fans on May 10 after expressing that she was “upset” about the show's renewal. The actress admitted in a recent interview that she was “so scared” to return to set to film season 6, which premieres on September 27, after her controversial tweets!

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“So upset right now that I’m literally crying,” Constance, 37, tweeted after ABC announced that the show was getting another season. “Ugh. F**k.”

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The Crazy Rich Asians actress later clarified after backlash, “I was disappointed in not being able to do that other project - because that other project would have challenged me as an artist — that other project would have been really hard and not easy or pleasant at all.”

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She added, “I know it's a huge privilege that I even HAVE options — options that FOTB has afforded me. But if one does have privilege, they ought to use that privilege as best they can. For me — that means pushing myself artistically.”

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“I was so scared,” Constance told The Hollywood Reporter at the September 16 screening of her latest project, Hustlers. “The public was so pissed off at me that I assumed they were, too.”

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The Hustlers star admitted the backlash and controversy was a lot to handle. “It was a lot of humble pie to eat, but I am really glad for it,” she said.

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Contrary to her feelings, Constance revealed when she returned to set her costars welcomed her with “outpouring support.” She told THR, “It was heartening to know that the me that I represent in life is seen, whereas the me that I represent in tweets is also seen — but it’s not the whole story.”

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The actress also had a candid chat about her tweets with her costar 15-year-old Hudson Yang, who plays her oldest son on FOTB. “When we first had our gallery shoot coming back, I talked to Hudson. I said, ‘Hey, I don’t know if this affected you, but I am sorry if it did affect you. And I want you to know that it’s not a reflection about how I feel about you or the show,’” she recalled. “And he was just like, ‘Constance, no, we love you. It’s okay, don’t worry about it. We know you.’ I started crying. It was actually really moving.”

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What do you think about Constance’s cast’s reaction after the Twitter scandal? Let us know in the comments below!

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