Costance Wu has revealed she found herself in credit card debt worth $40,000 (£36,000) when she was in her twenties.
The boobies rich asian the actor was talking to Meghan Markle on the latest episode of her Duchess of Sussex podcast, Archetypes.
When Meghan asked how Wu was doing in his 20s, 40-year-old Wu replied, “Oh my God. I mean, messy…broken. I had over $40,000 just in credit card debt.
She explained, “That doesn’t even include student loan debt. And I didn’t even care. I was really reckless in my spending. And I also partied a lot. I drank a lot. I dated, I took drugs.
“I did all these wild things under the guise of ‘Oh, I’m so free, it’s so much fun.’ But a lot of it was driven by fear, I was just trying to avoid something.
When Meghan asked Wu what she was trying to avoid, Wu replied, “I think, I mean, you were an actress and uh…” to which Meghan replied, “Mm-hm. Past life. Yeah.”
Wu continued, “I’ve been an actor since I was a kid. And I wanted it so badly, and I was constantly getting rejected and saying it hurts when you’re rejected – it’s actually harder than rejection, to admit that it got to you.
“And so I think when you’re like, ‘I don’t care. I’m just gonna drink, like, whatever. I’m a wild party girl,’ so that’s a way of saying, ‘Oh yeah, they don’t can’t hurt me’, when really you’re like, ‘I’m really hurt.’
Elsewhere in the 55 Minutes interview, Wu revealed how she dealt with the backlash she saw in 2019, when she tweeted that she was “crying” after her show. Fresh off the boat has been renewed.
“Three years ago my TV show got renewed and I had a – a pretty carefree time where I was lonely and frustrated and emotional after suppressing a lot of feelings for about six years on that show.
“Because even though I loved being on this show and loved almost everyone, I mean, people don’t know that freshman year I was sexually harassed by one of the producers and bullying and I think part of the reason my outburst on Twitter three years ago about the series renewal was so – was so seemingly irrelevant is because it It was the accumulation of years of repression of a type of abuse that I had encountered from a producer.
She continued, “That was before the MeToo movement, right? So I didn’t really have a platform to feel comfortable talking about. And also, the show was such a shining beacon for Asian-American representation, I didn’t want to tarnish the only beacon we had at our disposal.
Wu said that tweet, and the resulting backlash, prompted her to “quit social media, put my career aside, and focus on my mental health.”
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