Constance Wu says she doesn’t want to hide mental health issues from her daughter

Constance Wu talks about the emotional trauma that led to her suicide attempt three years ago.

On the last episode of Meghan Markle’s podcast modelsThe Crazy Rich Asians A star, 41, is dating surrounding events Her controversial tweet in May 2019She expressed her dissatisfaction with her successful programme Fresh from BoaRenewed for the sixth season. The tweet sparked backlash from fans and critics – including a direct message from a fellow “Asian actress” that Wu says is a “stain on my race”.

The emotional consequences plunged Wu into a downward spiral that pushed her into therapy.

When considering her choice to be very open about the experience in her new memoir, making a scene – who also touches Alleged sexual harassment Encountered by a producer – Fresh off the boat Alum said it’s important not to underestimate the experience so that her two-year-old daughter, who she shares with musician Ryan Kattner, can one day learn from it.

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Constance Wu has been upfront about the emotional trauma she experienced after a controversial tweet in 2019 (Photo: Cindy Ord/WireImage)

“I was so ashamed of trying to commit suicide that my parents didn’t know until a few weeks before I issued a statement [talking about the attempt]I explained. “In Asian American families, it’s really hard to talk about these kinds of things, so you don’t.”

Wu says her mother warned against disclosing this experience for the sake of her granddaughter.

“My mom was like, ‘Okay, think about your daughter now that you’ve put that statement out. Is that something she wanted and she knew you did? Wu remembers. ‘It’s funny because I can see her point of view but I said, ‘You know which mom?’ I an act You want her to know that. I want her to know that everyone, including her mother, is going through a tough time and when you are going through those tough times, people will help you and you can find help and you can get better.”

Although she didn’t reconnect with the Asian actress she got from the DM, Wu admitted that she forgave her, noting that forgiveness was a big part of her personal growth.

“When I think about the actress who embarrassed me so badly because of her DM, a big part of her is that she thought I deserved to suffer, and she thought I wasn’t suffering enough,” Wu says, adding that their talk inspired her to think differently on social media. “I don’t think she’s a terrible person. I think the internet does that to you, because you can’t see the person going through something and I think [seeing me in person] He would have opened up her sympathy rather than judged her.”

Regarding the texts of 2019 – in which I wrote ambiguously “I’m so upset now that I’m literally crying. Ugh. F***” Follow the news Fresh off the boatRenovation – Wu told Markle that at the time fans described her as “ruthless, petty and depraved.”

Although she admits in hindsight that the tweet was a mistake, she says the context behind it was that she was being sexually harassed by one of the show’s producers.

“Part of the reason my blast on Twitter three years ago over a show revamp seemed out of character is because it was the buildup of several years from suppressing the kind of abuse I faced at the hands of the producer,” he says candidly.

Wu, who had not acted on network television prior to the show, said the unnamed producer made her “fear” that any wrong move could lead to her being fired.

“This product was like, ‘I’m protecting you, so you have to do everything through me, and if you don’t know what could happen. So don’t talk to your agents, don’t “talk to your attorney. Everything goes through me.” “I kind of thought, yes‘Cause I didn’t know what to think either.”

As painful as those years were, Wu says there is a silver lining. The collective trauma eventually led her to “step away from social media” and put her career aside to focus on her mental health.

“When I think about what would have happened if I hadn’t had that kind of help at the time. I wouldn’t have had my daughter, you know?” She said. “It was really scary…I feel like I not only got over it, but got better because of it. It will always be a scary moment in my life.”

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