ABC: Constance Wu's 'Fresh Off the Boat' job safe after rant
NEW YORK (AP) — ABC's entertainment president says "Fresh Off the Boat" star Constance Wu's job is safe despite her online rant.
The "Crazy Rich Asians" star posted an expletive-filled lament last week when the comedy's renewal was announced.
No thought was given to recasting Wu's role as the sitcom's mom, network executive Karey Burke told a teleconference Tuesday.
Burke said she's choosing to believe Wu's most recent comment, that she's happy to return to "Fresh Off the Boat."
Wu has apologized for what she called "insensitive" comments and said she loves the sitcom. She said she was temporarily frustrated that it would keep her from working on a passion project.
Burke said she knew Wu had another opportunity if the show ended, but ABC always intended to renew it for a sixth season.