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Constance Wu Still Hasn't Seen Her Own Movie 'Hustlers'

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By Joshua Williams

The beautiful and talented actress, Constance Wu, recently gave a fair and honest reason for why she hasn't seen her own acclaimed feature, Hustlers. According to Wu, after had watch the break out hit, Crazy Rich Asians, she decided that it was to "focus on the present and not be self-critical and think too much, dwell on the past." Admirable, considering so many actors and actresses would rely on their most popular outings from the past in order to find work.

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Constance Wu's Acting Background

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Wu appeared in a wide variety of shows throughout her early career, including Touchwood, Law and Order: Special Victim's Unit, and the popular East Siders. Born in Richmond, Virginia, Wu's parents had successful jobs and Wu herself took into education in order to learn the art of acting. The actress found her loving for acting while performing at several local theater productions. Wu then graduated from State University of New York at Purchase's Conservatory of Theater Arts with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in acting. She ended up moving to Los Angeles soon afterwards to pursue her acting career.

Wu's Notable Roles

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After landing the leading role in the ABC comedy series Fresh off the Boat alongside Randall Park, Wu then appeared in the Hulu anthology series Dimension 404, and was included in the annual Time 100 most influential individuals in the world. In 2017, it was announced that Wu would be appearing in the adaptation of Crazy Rich Asians . The film was both a critical and commercial success for Warner Bros., grossing over 238 million at the box office. Wu received numerous awards for her performance in the film, including a Golden Globe nomination.

Wu's Dislike For The Same old Same Old

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When Fresh off the Boat was renewed for a 6th season in 2019, Wu expressed her displeasure with profanity-laden Twitter posts soon after the announcement. Wu clarified that while she felt her role on Fresh off the Boat had became "easy and pleasant" and that she desired to look for further challenges instead, she held no ill will towards her cast mates. This perhaps prompted Wu to starred in the crime comedy drama, Hustlers, in which Wu played as an female stripper alongside actress Jennifer Lopez. In order to prep for the role, Wu worked at an strip club, albeit undercover.

Always Moving Forward

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Wu recently revealed on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon that she will be reprising her role as Rachel Chu in both sequels to Crazy Rich Asians. It was also announced last summer, that Wu would be appearing in a adaptation of novelists Rachel Khong critically claimed debut novel Goodbye Vitamin for Universal. It has been reported that Wu will serve as executive producer for the film. If there's one thing we can all take away from Wu's career thus far, is that she loves to keep moving forward.

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