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Constance Wu, Who Makes You Laugh on Fresh Off the Boat, to Star in Independent Drama You and Me Both

2 February 2016 2:07 PM, PST | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

Constance Wu, who's known for playing Jessica Huang, the ambitious and hilarious mom on Fresh Off the Boat, has found a darker film role: You and Me Both, from writer and director Jennifer Cho Suhr, about an addict who travels across the country with her sister in search of their birth mother. According to Variety, the film is "aimed at showcasing the breadth and range of the Asian American experience with complicated and deeply human characters." The film sounds like a good fit for Wu, who recently told The New York Times Magazine, "I’d like to continue doing drama. And I’d like to promote Asian-American stories, where the Asians carry the story and where being Asian-American is not the only part of their identity, but it’s a beautiful part of their identity that we want to show." Done and done. »

- Jackson McHenry

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Contance Wu Starring in ‘You and Me Both’ (Exclusive)

2 February 2016 12:54 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Fresh Off the Boat” star Constance Wu has come on board the independent drama “You and Me Both,” Variety has learned exclusively.

The film is the debut feature for writer-director Jennifer Cho Suhr. Production is expected to begin in the summer.

Wu will play a struggling addict who, along with her estranged sister, embarks on a road trip from Iowa to Alaska in search of their birth mother. Exploring themes of grief, forgiveness and belonging, the film centers on the bond between siblings and the resilience and humor necessary to overcome trauma — and is aimed at showcasing the breadth and range of the Asian American experience with complicated and deeply human characters.

You and Me Both” is produced by Carolyn Mao (“Good Enough”) and Mollye Asher (“Songs My Brothers Taught Me,” “Fort Tilden”). The project is supported by Tribeca All Access, Nalip and Film Independent.

Wu, 33, is a Taiwanese-American who was raised in Virgina. »

- Dave McNary

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‘Fresh Off the Boat’ Celebrates Chinese New Year for the First Time on Network TV

1 February 2016 2:56 PM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Pretty much every holiday on the calendar has had its own themed sitcom episode — from the classics like Thanksgiving and Christmas to the more inventive Festivus and Chrismukkah.

Except for Chinese New Year.

ABC’s “Fresh Off the Boat” aims to change all that — and clear up a few misconceptions about the holiday — with the episode titled “Year of the Rat,” airing February 2nd. Louis (Randall Park) and Jessica (Constance Wu) and the kids are planning to fly to Washington, D.C. to spend the holiday with the rest of their family, but a ticket snafu leaves them stuck in Orlando. Their efforts to find other Asians — any other Asians — lead them to the Asian-American Association of Orlando, which is staging a less-than-authentic celebration. Cue frustration.

That “fish out of water” feeling is part of the DNA of the show, says showrunner Nahnatchka Khan. “They can’t go back home, »

- Debra Birnbaum

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Representation Matters: 10 Celebs of Color Open Up About Not Seeing Themselves Onscreen

22 January 2016 2:10 PM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Tensions in Hollywood - and beyond - have been mounting since the Academy released its 2016 Oscar nominations, which included an all-white acting bracket for the second consecutive year. As a number of stars have publicly condemned the lack of diversity in the nominees, it's become increasingly clear that both members of the entertainment industry and fans are concerned about more than just who gets to take home a little gold man. Viola Davis, a two-time Oscar nominee who in September became the first black woman to win an Emmy for lead actress in a drama series, pointed out that the »

- Lydia Price, @lydsprice

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Representation Matters: 10 Celebs of Color Open Up About Not Seeing Themselves Onscreen

22 January 2016 2:10 PM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Tensions in Hollywood - and beyond - have been mounting since the Academy released its 2016 Oscar nominations, which included an all-white acting bracket for the second consecutive year. As a number of stars have publicly condemned the lack of diversity in the nominees, it's become increasingly clear that both members of the entertainment industry and fans are concerned about more than just who gets to take home a little gold man. Viola Davis, a two-time Oscar nominee who in September became the first black woman to win an Emmy for lead actress in a drama series, pointed out that the »

- Lydia Price, @lydsprice

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