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‘Off the grid recovering’: Constance Wu returns to Instagram after 3-year break

  • Constance Wu returned to Instagram on Wednesday after a three-year break from the social media platform to update her followers about her projects from last year.
  • “While I was off the grid recovering, I took a little break from my acting career. But during that time I did do a couple select small projects with people I love and trusted,” Wu wrote. “I Was a Simple Man was one of those projects. It premiered at Sundance last year and is now available for streaming on Criterion.”
  • She also highlighted her Amazon Prime series “Solos,” which was released on May 21, 2021.
  • The “Hustler” actor took a break from social media due to the backlash she faced for tweeting about her frustration over the Season 6 renewal of “Fresh Off the Boat.”
  • She returned to Twitter earlier this month to share that she had survived a suicide attempt following the backlash.

Constance Wu has returned to Instagram after a three-year break from the social media platform.

In an Instagram post on Wednesday, the “Crazy Rich Asians” star told her followers that she spent time recovering during her break. Wu, 40, also mentioned the 2021 film “I Was a Simple Man,” in which she plays Grace.

‘Crazy Rich Asians 2’: Constance Wu reveals production is ‘gearing up and getting ready’ to film

Constance Wu has finally shared a much-awaited update on the highly anticipated “Crazy Rich Asians 2,” claiming that “the wheels are moving.”

Speaking to reporters while on tour to promote her Amazon Prime series “The Terminal,” in which she appears alongside “Guardians of the Galaxy” actor Chris Pratt, Wu revealed that she recently spoke with producer John Pinotti about the sequel.

Fans debate casting of Henry Golding versus Simu Liu in ‘Crazy Rich Asians’

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  • Fans are sharing their thoughts on the Henry Golding versus Simu Liu casting debate after the Marvel star opened up about failing to land a role in the 2018 film “Crazy Rich Asians” despite auditioning four times.
  • Several Twitter users argued that Liu being cast as Nick Young would have made more sense.
  • “What does a malaysian/british actor know ab singapore?” one user wrote. “Most Singaporeans are ethnically Chinese anyway so Simu makes a lot more sense than a half white one but as i said yall LOVE the yts so get into it.”
  • Meanwhile, other Twitter users defended Golding's casting, pointing out that the film is set in Southeast Asia with Southeast Asian characters.
  • “Henry is half SEA. half Sarawakian. half Iban. guess where Crazy Rich Asians is set? SINGAPORE. A SEA COUNTRY. you should've picked a better argument…” one user argued.
  • Regardless of what fans are saying, Liu took to Twitter on Sunday to say that “Crazy Rich Asians” was “PERFECTLY cast just the way it was,” adding that it “paved way for all of us.”

Marvel star Simu Liu has renewed buzz surrounding the 2018 film “Crazy Rich Asians,” with fans now sharing their thoughts on the Henry Golding versus Simu Liu casting debate.

The Twitter discourse began after Liu appeared in an episode of the podcast “How To Fail With Elizabeth Day” on May 18 while promoting his newly released memoir, “We Were Dreamers: An Immigrant Superhero Origin Story.”

Simu Liu was turned away from ‘Crazy Rich Asians’ because he didn’t have ‘it’ factor

  • Simu Liu revealed in a podcast interview that a lack of an “it” factor is the reason he was told why he was turned down for several roles in the 2018 hit “Crazy Rich Asians.”
  • The actor reflected back on the moment, saying, “It was at a time that was very difficult for me, I was trying to figure out whether I could be the lead character or whether I could only be a supporting character for my entire career.”
  • “I had to trust that I was talented, and I was watchable, and I was good,” he later learned.

Simu Liu has revealed that he was turned down from several different roles in the 2018 film “Crazy Rich Asians,” a moment he says took a blow to his confidence at the time.

The actor’s agent later informed him that the rejections were due to his lack of an “it” factor. 

Gemma Chan and Harry Shum Jr. to star in ‘Crazy Rich Asians’ spinoff

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  • Warner Bros. has greenlit a “Crazy Rich Asians” spinoff that centers on Gemma Chan’s character Astrid Young Teo and her relationship with Charlie Wu, played by Harry Shum Jr.
  • The untitled project is currently in early development, with Emmy-nominated TV producer and screenwriter Jason Kim slated to write the script.
  • Both the spinoff and the official “Crazy Rich Asians” sequel will be based on “China Rich Girlfriend,” the second book in author Kevin Kwan’s best selling trilogy.
  • In the books, Astrid and Charlie were forced by Astrid’s parents to break up their engagement. A mid-credits scene in the original film, however, hints at a rekindling of their romance, following Astrid’s separation from her cheating husband.

A “Crazy Rich Asians” spinoff centered on Gemma Chan’s character Astrid Young Teo is now in early development.

Warner Bros. greenlit the project pitched by Emmy-nominated TV producer and screenwriter Jason Kim, who is set to pen the project. 

30 years of MANAA: Pioneer Guy Aoki and the movement for Asian American representation in the media

The rise in racism and the lack of proper Asian American representation in the early ‘90s were just some of the reasons that pushed Guy Aoki to establish the nonprofit media watchdog organization Media Action Network for Asian Americans (MANAA) with co-founder George Johnston.

Aoki first thought about creating MANAA in June 1991, months before the 50th anniversary of the bombing of Pearl Harbor.

‘Crazy Rich Asians 2’ sets writer Amy Wang to replace Adele Lim, Peter Chiarelli following pay controversy

  • Chinese Australian writer Amy Wang will replace Adele Lim and Peter Chiarelli as the sole screenwriter for the highly-anticipated sequel to “Crazy Rich Asians.”
  • Lim exited the planned back-to-back sequel projects in 2019 after being offered only $110,000, in contrast to Chiarelli’s up to $1 million.
  • Wang has both writing and directing credits under her belt and is currently working on a horror feature by Paramount Players and QC Entertainment.
  • The announcement of Wang’s new role comes two weeks after “Crazy Rich Asians” star Henry Golding revealed that director Jon M. Chu has been “trying to figure out the writing.”

Chinese Australian writer Amy Wang will pen the highly-anticipated sequel to Jon M. Chu’s “Crazy Rich Asians,” replacing Adele Lim and Peter Chiarelli.

The news, first reported by Deadline, comes nearly two weeks after cast member Henry Golding told E News that Chu and his team have been “trying to figure out the writing.”

Jon M. Chu Says He Should Have Made Brown Characters ‘More Human’ in ‘Crazy Rich Asians’

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Filmmaker Jon M. Chu has addressed criticisms on his treatment of South Asian characters in his 2018 film “Crazy Rich Asians,” which featured an entirely Asian cast.

Better roles: Chu, who has been criticized for casting Brown actors as domestic workers in the hit film, told Insider that he should have made the characters “more human” instead of just being figures in the background.