ABC is not thinking of replacing Constance Wu after renewal backlash

Responding to a reporter’s question on Tuesday regarding the threat of recasting Wu, who remaining week took the bizarre step of publicly expressing her displeasure over her current’s renewal, Burke talked about there have been no conversations about eradicating the actress from the comedy assortment.

“No, there’s been no thought to recasting Constance,” Burke talked about. “We love what she does on the show. And we love the show.”

Last week, Wu, who has carried out Jessica Huang on the family assortment for 5 seasons, was criticized for displaying ungrateful for her current’s renewal all through a time of 12 months when a quantity of assortment are being canceled.

ABC canceled completely different reveals, along with “For the People,” “The Fix” and “Whiskey Cavalier,” important as a lot as Tuesday, when the group formally rolled out its new fall schedule.

A day after backlash began to assemble in the direction of Wu, she outlined that the renewal meant she wanted to “give up another project that I was really passionate about.”

“So my dismayed social media replies were more about that other project and not about [“Fresh Off the Boat”],” the actress wrote in an announcement posted to Twitter on Saturday.

She went onto title the gathering “great” and one factor she’s “proud of.” She moreover acknowledged her phrases have been ill-timed and “insensitive.”

Burke talked about she had been aware that Wu had “another opportunity” that she would have pursued ought to the current not have been renewed. However, she talked about, “we never really considered not bringing back ‘Fresh Off the Boat.'”

“The show is just too strong for us and we love it,” she talked about. “I’m going to choose to believe Constance’s most recent communication about the show — that she’s happy to return. The cast and crew is happy to have her back, and we’re thrilled to keep her in the show.”

Wu starred inside the blockbuster “Crazy Rich Asians” remaining summer season.

“Fresh Off the Boat” moreover stars Randall Park, who has not publicly responded to Wu’s suggestions.

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