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Constance Wu Opens up After Fresh off the Boat Twitter Backlash

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It’s been a little over a week since the news broke that Constance Wu would be returning for the sixth season of Fresh Off the Boat. And in that time, Wu has been very vocal about her thoughts on the matter – most notably in a series of now-deleted tweets in which she called the show’s renewal “bittersweet” and said that she was “so tired”.

Now, in a new interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Wu is opening up about what led to those tweets, revealing that she after the news of the show’s renewal broke.

“The first thing I did when I found out was ,” Wu told THR. “I didn’t know how to cope with the fact that I was being offered this great opportunity to stay on this show for another season and also deal with the fact that I was being offered other opportunities.”

Wu says that she “took a bunch of pills” and that it was only the intervention of her boyfriend that stopped her from going through with it.

“I was really, really upset and I didn’t know how to handle it,” she said. “I didn’t want to tell anyone because I was ashamed.”

Wu says that she’s since been in therapy and is in a better place, but that the experience has made her realize how much pressure she puts on herself.

“I’ve been in therapy and I’m doing a lot of soul-searching,” she said. “I’m trying to figure out why I do the things I do and why I put so much pressure on myself. I need to learn how to take care of myself better.”

Wu also addressed the backlash she’s received from some fans of Fresh Off the Boat, who have accused her of being ungrateful for the opportunity the show has given her.

“I know there are a lot of people who are upset with me and think that I’m ungrateful,” she said. “But I just want people to know that I’m human and I’m struggling. I’m not perfect and I make mistakes. I’m just trying my best.”

It’s clear that Wu is in a much better place now, but her experience is a reminder of the pressure that actors – especially those of color – face in Hollywood. For Wu, the experience has also been a reminder of her own privilege and the need to use her platform to help others.

“I have a lot of privilege and I have a lot of power and I’m very aware of that,” she said. “I want to use my platform to help other people who don’t have a voice. I want to use my platform to fight for things that are important to me, like diversity and representation.”

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