‘Fresh Off the Boat’: Constance Wu Says Goodbye to the Show
All good things must come to an end. Sadly, that includes tv shows. After six seasons, the groundbreaking show, Fresh off the Boat, is coming to a close. Even with its finale date set, FOB still holds the title for the longest-running sitcom about an Asian-American family in television history.
Saying goodbye is never easy, even if it’s ultimately something that you want. Constance Wu, who plays Jessica on the show, received a lot of backlash when she seemed upset that Fresh Off the Boat got renewed for season six. But now, the actress is not too happy to say goodbye to the character who she has come to know and love.
‘Fresh off the Boat’ gets canceled
In November of 2018, it was announced that season six would be the final season of FOB, with episodes 14 and 15 concluding the series as an hour-long finale.
“I’m so proud of the show and what we’ve accomplished over the past six seasons,” Nahnatchka Khan, the show’s creator, said in a press release at the time. “Thank you to everyone at ABC and 20th Century Fox Television for going on this ride with us. It was truly a special experience and hopefully will forever be a reminder of all the stories out there that deserve to be told. Like B.I.G. said, ‘And if you don’t know, now you know.’”
The finale will air on February 21.
Candace Wu says goodbye
Wu faced criticism after she tweeted about how upset she was that the show was renewed for a sixth season. But now, she is singing a different tune.
“The last episodes [are airing soon], but we’ve already finished filming and it was really sad to film the last week,” she recently told Entertainment Tonight. “Bittersweet, I mean, ’cause we’re all so grateful for the experience and we all love each other so much, but [are] really sad to have it end.”
“This has sort of become my family and kind of become my home for the past six years, and to say goodbye to that was really hard,” she continued “… I just really love the cast and crew so much and it was just really sad to say goodbye.”
What will Constance Wu miss most about ‘FOB’?
Wu specifically mentioned how much she will miss working with her current castmates.
“With Randall, he’s just so funny, but he’s also, like, one of the nicest people to ever work with,” she said of her costar Randall Park, who plays Jessica’s husband, Louis.
“The boys here are just like awesome,” she said of her tv children. “You know, the young men that they’ve become and, you know, Hollywood can mess people up, especially kids… It hasn’t done that to them. They really have good heads on their shoulders. They’re kind to people. They’re compassionate. They’re excited. They’re passionate. They’re driven and they are their own people. It’s been so cool to watch and I’m really proud of them.”
Ultimately, she hopes that the show has helped change the landscape of television.
“When we first started, it was such a historic thing, and my hope is that one day people will look back and they’re like, ‘Oh, that was historic? To us, today, it’s just normal,'” she said. “That would be the dream. I think it’s happening slowly. I think progress is definitely happening.”