Constance Wu, star of the small and big screen, is lending her support to our nation’s libraries with special video messages recorded for the American Library Association (ALA). In the Public Service Announcements (PSAs), Wu shares her love of libraries and discusses how they advance inclusion and education for people of all backgrounds. The PSAs can be viewed here.
Wu will appear in the highly-anticipated release of the movie adaptation of “Crazy Rich Asians” later this summer. Wu is also featured in a new celebrity READ® poster, which is currently available for purchase at the ALA Store alastore.ala.org. Wu is best known for her roles in the web series “EastSiders” and ABC’s “Fresh Off the Boat.” She has also had supporting roles in “Law & Order: SVU,” “Torchwood,” “Covert Affairs,” and “One Life to Live.” In 2017, she was named one of the TIME 100, an annual list of the 100 most influential people in the world.
Wu stars as Rachel in the romantic comedy “Crazy Rich Asians,” based on the worldwide bestseller by Kevin Kwan. The story follows Rachel as she accompanies her longtime boyfriend, Nick, to his best friend’s wedding in Singapore. Excited about visiting Asia but nervous about meeting Nick’s family, Rachel is unprepared to learn that he has neglected to mention a few key details about his life…including the fact that he is from one of the country’s wealthiest families and is one of its most sought-after bachelors. “Crazy Rich Asians,” directed by Jon M. Chu, opens August 15.
The PSAs were made possible by Warner Bros. Pictures Group, ALA Graphics and Libraries Transform, an initiative of the ALA.