16 Interesting Facts About Crazy Rich Asians Actress Constance Wu

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She initially turned down Crazy Rich Asians.


It’s hard to believe that anyone would ever turn down the lead in a movie, especially one as successful as Crazy Rich Asians, but Constance did. The reason was due to scheduling conflicts. After turning down the role, Constance wrote a heartfelt note to director Jon M. Chu, who had wanted her for the part. She said, “Dates are dates, and if those are unmovable, I understand. But I would put all of my heart, hope, humor and courage into the role. What all this could do means so much to me. It’s why I advocate so much for young Asian-American girls, so they might not spend their life feeling small or being commanded to be grateful to even be at the table.” He was touched by the letter and moved production by five months. And you know the rest.

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