Just like some school-aged kids out there, some sitcom actors are currently wrapping up their summer vacation. And much like some kids, there’s bound to be some sitcom actors who don’t want to go back to work. Like Constance Wu! Try as she might, she’s got to go back to work on Fresh Off the Boat. We already knew her return was bound to be very awkward with the cast and crew, but The Wrap is reporting that Constance’s uncomfortable first day conversations will also most likely include ABC executives.
Back in May, Constance learned that ABC had renewed Fresh Off the Boat for a sixth season, and she went off. She cursed and she cried. Constance is a big movie star now, and she didn’t want to be slumming on network television anymore. But she signed a contract, which means she and her bunny are returning for a sixth season.
Constance then returned to the scene of the crime and apologized on Twitter for getting so mad about her job. ABC President Karey Burke recently spoke to The Wrap yesterday at the Television Critics Association press tour day about Fresh Off the Boat, and she says the last conversation she had regarding the ABC Diva was when Constance apologized. And the next time she speaks to Constance will be when they sit down to read the first script of the season.
“I was happy that she apologized,” Burke said. “I’ve had no further conversations with Constance. Fresh Off the Boat has not been in production, they start production this week and I will see her at the table read.
We have ongoing conversations with the producers of Fresh Off the Boat and it was made clear to us very early on that everyone took Constance at her word that she was apologetic for what she had said, and I have heard nothing about anything other than enthusiasm for everyone to get back to work.”
That table read is going to be a mess. Constance is going to flatly speed-read through all her lines like that one moody pre-teen at church who was volunteered by his mom to read the Call to Worship.
But I’m not sure anyone should be surprised that Constance hasn’t spoken to any of her bosses since she tried (and failed) to burn her FOTB bridge. And it’s not because she’s embarrassed or ashamed of her behavior. It’s because she’s got a diva reputation to uphold! She’s probably already picking out the perfect heels to wear when she stomps into that table read, flanked by 10 minions, hissing that she’ll generously offer Karey Burke exactly one minute to talk before she retires to her dressing room.