ABC is not thinking of replacing Constance Wu after renewal backlash

Responding to a reporter’s query on Tuesday about the opportunity of recasting Wu, who remaining week took the strange step of publicly expressing her displeasure over her display’s renewal, Burke stated there were no conversations about putting off the actress from the comedy sequence.

“No, there is been no concept to recasting Constance,” Burke stated. “We adore what she does at the display. And we like the display.”

Final week, Wu, who has performed Jessica Huang at the circle of relatives sequence for 5 seasons, was once criticized for showing ungrateful for her display’s renewal right through a time of 12 months when more than one sequence are being canceled.

ABC canceled different presentations, together with “For the Other people,” “The Repair” and “Whiskey Cavalier,” main as much as Tuesday, when the community formally rolled out its new fall agenda.

An afternoon after backlash started to construct in opposition to Wu, she defined that the renewal intended she needed to “surrender any other undertaking that I used to be actually captivated with.”

“So my dismayed social media replies have been extra about that different undertaking and no longer about [“Fresh Off the Boat”],” the actress wrote in a observation posted to Twitter on Saturday.

She went onto name the sequence “nice” and one thing she’s “pleased with.” She additionally said her phrases have been ill-timed and “insensitive.”

Burke stated she have been conscious that Wu had “any other alternative” that she would have pursued will have to the display no longer were renewed. On the other hand, she stated, “we by no means actually regarded as no longer bringing again ‘Contemporary Off the Boat.'”

“The display is simply too sturdy for us and we find it irresistible,” she stated. “I am going to select to imagine Constance’s most up-to-date verbal exchange concerning the display — that she’s satisfied to go back. The forged and workforce is excited to have her again, and we are delighted to stay her within the display.”

Wu starred within the blockbuster “Loopy Wealthy Asians” remaining summer time.

“Contemporary Off the Boat” additionally stars Randall Park, who has no longer publicly spoke back to Wu’s feedback.

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