She Turned Down A Bruce Willis Movie In Order To Do The Sundance Screenwriters Lab
Normally, if you’re an up-and-coming actress and you’re provided a chance to star in a new Bruce Willis movie, you’d jump at the opportunity. It might not make you a household name, necessarily, but it’s certainly good exposure and it puts you in a film with a semi-guaranteed audience, at least. Nevertheless, while Constance Wu was offered a role in one of the famous actor’s movies (in which film of his, it’s unclear), she turned it down to participate in the Sundance Screenwriters Lab alongside Yung Chang and Christopher Yogi. Through this educational experience, Wu learned how to direct and run a set. While this role was (probably) a decent-paying gig, this teaching experience — which she participated in for free — gave her an invaluable chance to meet and work with fellow Asian artists.