No plans to re­cast Wu on ‘Fresh Off the Boat’

The Tribune (SLO) - - Espresso -

Karey Burke knew a Con­stance Wu ques­tion was com­ing, and she had an an­swer ready.

At a press brief­ing Tues­day ahead of the Dis­ney upfront pre­sen­ta­tion in New York City, the ABC pres­i­dent was asked about the star of “Fresh Off the Boat.” Wu had set off a so­cial-me­dia frenzy on Fri­day when she tweeted a pro­fan­ity in re­sponse to the news that the sit­com had been re­newed for a sixth sea­son.

Burke said there was no thought of re­cast­ing Wu, be­cause “we love what she does on the show and we love the show.”

Burke added that she was aware that Wu had an­other op­por­tu­nity that “if ‘Fresh Off the Boat’ had not gone for­ward, she would have pur­sued. But we never re­ally con­sid­ered not bring­ing back ‘Fresh Off the Boat.’ It was just too strong.”

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