Actor Constance Wu believed a starring role in 'Crazy Rich Asaians' was not in her destiny. "Crazy Rich Asians" would be the first studio-made Asian-American movie in 25 years, and Wu's shooting schedule for her sitcom 'Fresh Off the Boat' was a total conflict with this golden opportunity. Constance Wu, who has been a front line crusader for Asian-American representation in Hollywood, would have to sit this historic moment out.
Then she had one more grade A idea worthy of her crazy Asian diva reputation. With her penchant for drama, Wu composed an email to the director of 'Crazy Rich Asianas', director Jon M. Chu.
"I said, I know the dates don't work out and whoever you cast, I will be the first in line and I will be their No. 1 fan and supporter, but I did want to let you know that I would put 110 percent of my heart into this project and I know what to do with it and how to carry a movie and if you can just wait for me, I don't think you'll regret it," Wu, 36, said. "I did NOT think this email would work. I did it more for me so that I felt that I had told my truth. But then he read it and said, "You guys, we've got to push the production."
She got her part, and Constance Wu is making daily headlines deadlines with the launch of 'Crazy Rich Asians'. In these images, Max Abadian captures the star for the September 2018 issue of Fashion Magazine Canada./ Hair by Derek Yuen; makeup by Jo Baker
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