Asians and Asian-Americans are very different, and actress Constance Wu wishes that more people in the media, film and TV industries realized that.
In an interview with Allure Magazine this week, the star of ABC’s “Fresh Off the Boat” opened up about her experiences as an Asian-American actress. The only characters Wu said she was offered early in her career were supporting roles, like “the best friend or the assistant to the white person,” she told the magazine.
It wasn’t until she landed a leading role in “Fresh Off the Boat,” a sitcom that focuses on a Taiwanese-American family, that she realized as an Asian-American actress, she was “placated to the point of satisfaction” while being casted in strictly sidekick roles.
“Once I was in the lead role and other people started making such a big deal out of it, I realized I was previously blind to Continue reading "Constance Wu: Asians And Asian-Americans Are Not The Same"