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Constance Wu Candidly Describes The Burden Children Of Immigrants Carry

Constance Wu obtained uncooked concerning the expertise so many kids of immigrants share. 

The actress, who’s within the upcoming film “Hustlers,” sat down with “The Off Camera Show” and recounted a childhood reminiscence through which a trainer wrongly accused her of plagiarism whereas she was in center faculty. Although the expertise deeply affected her, she defined that she by no means advised her dad and mom for a cause that will sound acquainted to many from immigrant households. 

“There’s this weird thing that happens with kids of immigrants,” Wu mentioned. “In a strange way, sometimes you feel like you have to protect them from the things that they don’t understand.”

Wu defined on the present {that a} trainer believed she had copied the paper, telling her that she “was not good enough to have written this.” 

“The truth wasn’t enough,” the actor mentioned.

The trainer then appeared up all of Wu’s sources and later introduced the scholar as much as her different lecturers to query whether or not they felt her able to producing such writing. The one trainer who mentioned, with conviction, that Wu was “good enough” to have written the paper was her drama trainer. 

Wu added that she wasn’t going to threat placing her dad and mom in a scenario the place they’d be handled poorly as effectively. 

“My parents, while they are very educated … his spoken accent is very strong and he has a softer voice. … this woman is already thinking that I’m dumb and I’m not good enough. I’m not going to let her think that about my parents just because they talk differently,” she mentioned. 

Wu famous that, even early on, she understood why folks would deal with her dad and mom in a different way, regardless of their mastery of the English language and their schooling. Within the U.S., she mentioned, “you think that your baseline is the baseline from which anybody else is a deviation and is like absurd and weird.”

“You have to get out of the box of saying, like, there is one normative standard, and you have to just open your mind to just thinking that, even though you physically are the center of your experience, that doesn’t mean that there aren’t other experiences that don’t center you.”  

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