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.
Constance Wu. Photo: Steve Granitz/Getty Images