Wu's fight for 'Crazy Rich Asians' part of a bigger crusade

Published 08-13-2018

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BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) - "Crazy Rich Asians" star Constance Wu says she wasn't even going to be able to be in the film initially. The production conflicted with the schedule for her ABC sitcom "Fresh Off the Boat."

But she says an impassioned letter to director Jon M. Chu convinced him to move filming dates to accommodate her schedule.

Wu stars as the lead, Rachel Chu, an American economics professor who finds herself out of her element when her wealthy boyfriend takes her to Singapore to meet his family.

With a 97 percent "fresh" rating on Rotten Tomatoes, "Crazy Rich Asians" opens nationwide Wednesday.

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