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'Fresh Off the Boat': Parents inspire actors

'Fresh Off the Boat': Parents inspire actors

For the actors playing the parents on ABC's "Fresh Off the Boat," meeting their real-life counterparts in Orlando was helpful and stirring. The series is based on Eddie Huang's memoir of the same name, and his parents, Jessica and Louis, made deep impressions on the actors during the visit. Jessica Huang is "a huge inspiration as she can be," said Constance Wu. "I'm not writing her dialogue. Obviously that kind of thing I had no control over. Her spirit and energy and the beliefs that motivate her actions -- I try to make those beliefs the core of my character." Wu was struck by Jessica's pride, vibrancy and fashionable style. "She...