Constance Wu is not in danger of losing her job on "Fresh Off the Boat", according to ABC president Karey Burke. "It's just too strong for us", Burke shared referencing part of Wu's apology or rather explanation for her rage. She said she was temporarily frustrated that it would keep her from working on a passion project.
"I'm going to choose to believe Constance's most recent communication about the show, that she is happy to return", Burke said of Wu's long message on Twitter.
"I did actually know that Constance had another opportunity that had "Fresh Off the Boat" not moved forward, she would have pursued", said Burke. "F-k", she wrote, following that up with a tweet that read, "F-king hell".More news: PG&E lines blamed for deadliest wildfire in California history
Burke said she knew Wu had another opportunity if the show ended, but ABC always meant to renew it for a sixth season.
Rather than focus on one show and one amusing woman for its panel at Deadline's fourth annual The Contenders Emmys, ABC chose to bring three women whose series provided some of the brightest spots on the network this season. Wu later walked back her comments by saying she was disappointed because "I had to give up another project that I was really passionate about".
Gilbert talks about bringing back the smash-hit comedy series that made her a household name, and then rebooting it a second time when ABC's firing of Roseanne Barr led to the creation of The Conners; Gilbert was a key reason the cast agreed to come back. I love the cast&crew.More news: Costs Mounting in US From Trump's Tariff Fight With China
"So my dismayed social media replies were more about that other project and not about ["Fresh Off the Boat"]," the actress wrote in a statement posted to Twitter on Saturday.
"But I understand how that could feel interconnected and could get muddled", she continued. She also saw her career skyrocket after starring in 2018's hit movie "Crazy Rich Asians". Sometimes even my closest friends are baffled at how I could value artistic challenge/difficulties over success/happiness.
"I do regret that and it wasn't nice and I am sorry for that". Plz know, Im so grateful for FOTB renewal.More news: John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum Review: 8 Ups & 2 Downs
"People "assumed" that that meant I don't love and enjoy FOTB". "I hope you believe me".