Constance Wu Says She Encountered Sexual Harassment And Intimidation At The Hands Of A “Fresh Off The Boat” Producer
Back in 2019, Constance Wu faced a hefty dose of backlash for being ungrateful when she tweeted “fucking hell” and “so upset right now that I’m literally crying. Ugh fuck” upon learning that the show that put her on the map, Fresh Off The Boat, had been renewed for a sixth season. Constance gave the excuse that she was upset that she had to drop out of a play she was passionate about to shoot FOTB, apologized, and then fulfilled her contractual duties by finishing the show; but ultimately ended up taking a social media break after showing her entire ass. However, Constance is now dipping her toe back into social media and has a new book coming out, and in it, she says that the reason she was so distraught about having to be back on the FOTB set is that one of the producers repeatedly intimidated and sexually harassed her.
Hollywood has been back to work for a while because there are only so many times people stuck at home can re-watch The Office or suffer through the horny drunks on Love Island. But there are certain rules cast and crew have to follow to make sure the set they’re working on doesn’t end up with the headline: “Lights, Camera…COVID? Movie Set Turns Into Super Spreader Event.” Some famous actors are really into those rules, like Tom Cruise, who cussed out the crew of Mission: Impossible VII when he saw them disrespecting social distancing rules. Notorious rager Sean Penn definitely seems like the type who would fully lose his shit over COVID protocols, but he’s not even going to let it get to that point, because Sean Penn has declared that he won’t be gracing any unvaccinated co-workers with his presence.
Usually, when you hear that a popular musician is about to make the leap into acting, there’s a pretty good chance your first response is: “Uh, you sure about that?” Because not every singer can live that Cher-in-Moonstruck experience. But Courtney Love did it, and guess what? She was actually very successful at it! Courtney appeared in a few smaller films in the 80s, but starting in 1996, she showed up in several critically-acclaimed films, which kicked off her career as a real movie star. She was even nominated for a Golden Globe, and many considered it a snub when she wasn’t nominated for an Academy Award after that. It really did look like Courtney Love had officially established herself as a singer-slash-actress, but then a couple of years later, she started showing up in fewer and fewer films. Now we’re learning that her retirement wasn’t pushed on her by Hollywood, because she reached the totally unemployable old age of 35, but because she was sick and tired of constantly getting #MeToo‘ed.
The Hollywood Reporter is reporting that after three long months, actors and Hollywood types can finally get back to work in front of the camera. Sorry, allow me to clarify. Some actors and Hollywood types can get back to work. How dare I erase all the tireless work Ben Affleck and Ana de Armas have been putting in for the cameras over the past three months.
Nearly three months ago, COVID-19 began shutting down a whole lot of non-essential businesses, like movie theaters. By March 17th, America’s largest movie theater chain, AMC, had temporarily closed all of its 630 locations, and they planned to stay closed for at least 12 weeks.
Despite the fact that two movie theater chains in Texas re-opened several locations at limited capacity last month (because some people really are too proud to steal a Netflix password), AMC didn’t want to take any chances. Next week will officially mark 12 weeks of every AMC in the country being closed. Coronavirus continues to be a problem, and AMC definitely won’t be opening up next week. But now they’re saying there’s a good chance they won’t open up, ever.
Needless to say, months of quarantine has caused many of our greatest public figures to make questionable choices. I don’t have to remind you about Gal Gadot’s attempt at becoming the new Yoko Ono. Or Kevin Spacey continually reminding us that he still exists and is still awful. Or just any and all of Justin Bieber’s…entire life. Well, quarantine-mania has claimed another. Only this one is serving attention-seeking-eleganza-extravaganza the RIGHT way.