Constance Wu gets emotional explaining why she opened up about sexual harassment on 'Fresh Off the Boat' set

Constance Wu attended Late Night With Seth Meyers on Monday, where she discussed her new book of essays, Making a Scene. In the book, she revealed that her vulgar 2019 Twitter rant was actually the result of sexual harassment on her television series, Fresh Off the Boat, which had just been renewed.
"To be honest, I didn't want to write about it," Wu said. "That was the last essay I wrote for the book, and only after my editor urged me, like, 'You should write about this. That's what people want to hear.' And I said, 'I'm done with this chapter in my life.'"
In the book, she describes how an executive producer miserable her first two years on set with his sexual advances.
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"You know, what I've learned is that bad feelings and abuse don't just go away because you want them to," Wu said. “It's going to come out somewhere. And that's why I think people didn't understand the context of those tweets."
Wu hopes she can help others by telling her story.
"I think it's important that we're curious and empathetic before we jump straight into judgment," she said. "Because when someone does something atypical for them, it usually means something is going on in their life."
video transcript
CONSTANCE WU: To be honest, I didn't want to write about that. That was the last essay I wrote for the book. And only after being urged by my editor should you write about it. That's what people want to hear. And I thought I was done with this chapter in my life.
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KYLIE MAR: Constance Wu attended Late Night with Seth Meyers on Monday where she discussed her new book of essays called Making a Scene. In the book, she revealed that her 2019 swear words on Twitter were actually the result of sexual harassment on her TV series Fresh Off The Boat.
CONSTANCE WU: And that was before the #MeToo movement too. So I figured nobody's going to believe me except my middle school drama teacher, you know. So I just did it. I did not know, what I should do.
KYLIE MAR: In the book, she detailed how an executive producer miserable her first two years on set with his sexual advances.
CONSTANCE WU: You know what I've learned is that bad feelings and abuse don't just go away because you want them to. It will come out somewhere. So I think people didn't understand the context of those tweets.
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KYLIE MAR: Wu hopes she can help others by telling her story.
CONSTANCE WU: I think it's important that we're curious and empathetic before we judge directly. Because when someone does something atypical for them, it usually means something is going on in their life. We're sorry.
SETH MEYERS: No, it's okay. I think it is--

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