If you haven’t heard of Constance Wu, brace yourself. The actress and comedian is enjoying a major surge in popularity at the moment. Audiences love her in Fresh Off The Boat, they adored her work in Disney’s A Wrinkle In Time, and they’re nuts for her starring role in Crazy Rich Asians.
When Saturday Night Live posted a tweet asking fans who they’d like to see hosting, they got a wide range of responses. Some suggestions were unsurprising, like Harry Styles. Some were a little more off the beaten path, like the rally of Supernatural fans clamoring for Jensen Ackles and Jared Padalecki to host together. (Pin that, by the way, NBC. ‘Cause that’s amazing.) But, almost out of nowhere, a third name kept popping up.
People are really into the idea of Constance Wu hosting! It has the potential to be a history-making choice for the show. SNL has never had an Asian cast member, even though it’s been on the air for more than 40 years. The show has had a shockingly small number of Asian hosts and it has been almost two decades since an Asian woman led the charge for the night.
It’s time, SNL, and Twitter isn’t afraid to let you know.
— Cynthia Maxey (@CynthiaMaxey) August 29, 2018
5 Reasons Why @ConstanceWu Makes Too Much Sense
1 of the #1 movie in US + the highest-opening romcom since 2015
2 FOUR SEASONS of comedy experience for #FOTB
3 Would be only the 2nd female SNL host of Asian descent EVER
4 At the center of the zeitgeist
5 Are you kidding me https://t.co/rn9tgkTkdJ
— William Yu is #SearchingMovie #StarringJohnCho! (@its_willyu) August 28, 2018
Let’s talk about Constance Wu and her recent performances. Give her a platform to celebrate her voice and let other growing female comedians see her representation on SNL. pic.twitter.com/Sz01BK4Tlm
— are you registered to vote? (@dumbcurator) August 28, 2018
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— Bec Shaw (@Brocklesnitch) August 29, 2018
— Zackaryah Nolte (@LukeruiC) August 29, 2018
@SNL GET ON THE CONSTANCE WU TRAIN, STAT pic.twitter.com/0Zw0DzLkz7
— Zach Gilbert (@zachbgilbert) August 29, 2018
@ConstanceWu and @awkwafina would be an incredible hosts let alone you need more Asian representation on SNL anyway and these women are so talented & funny! This should be a no brainer that they need to be on SNL! ❤️ https://t.co/eE1Um8BPBJ
— Mack Dihle Official (@MackDihle) August 28, 2018
YES CONSTANCE AND AWKWAFINA! I haven’t watched SNL in years and would tune back in for those ladies.
— Rebecca (@rschaef9) August 28, 2018
Just imagining SNL attempting to do a CRA skit is making me laugh already.
— Register to Vote (@clickmomukhamo) August 28, 2018
This honestly needs to happen. I don't remember laughing out loud in a movie theater to actually something pure comedic. Either of these women would be awesome to see on the SNL stage. pic.twitter.com/2GISOaij1w
— Mary Patrice (@marypatricede) August 27, 2018
Soooo…yeah. Twitter has spoken and they want Wu!