Constance Wu, star of Crazy Rich Asians: ‘I’ve lost parts for being outspoken’

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The actor has been critical of Asian representation in Hollywood – even if it’s meant offending Scarlett Johansson and Matt Damon. Now her new film is set to do the talking instead

Constance Wu is all alone. It’s two weeks before Crazy Rich Asians will premiere in the US and become an instant hit and the most talked-about film of the summer (a sequel has already been announced). The halls of the Beverly Wilshire are abuzz with studio staffers. But here in this suite, it is just Wu and the weight of expectations from an entire generation of Asian Americans yearning to be seen.

“It’s really lonely,” says Wu as she perches cross-legged on a sofa in white and red Oscar de la Renta, her stiletto heels abandoned on the floor. “In terms of a blueprint, a model, of doing what I’m trying to do … I don’t have that. I get really scared.”

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