Twitter users have spoken, and it’s clear that they want Crazy Rich Asians star Constance Wu to host the season premiere Saturday Night Live. And we can’t say we blame them. As Wu’s film continues to dominate the box office, it only makes sense that the actress should have this honor.
On Monday, SNL’s official Twitter account asked fans asked who they would like to see host the show this season. Of course Twitter users suggested the usual SNL alums and other popular stars, but the campaign to get Wu to host the show seems to be gaining the most traction.
@ConstanceWu should host the #SNL premiere! She would be a fabulous #SNLhost! #CrazyRichAsians is a brilliantly funny movie and a milestone for representation.@CrazyRichMoviepic.twitter.com/CU9MEcnpfW
— Chela (@heychela) August 27, 2018
According to Hello Giggles, several fans in support of having Wu host the iconic show noted SNL’s lack of Asian representation over the years. Fans pointed out that the show has never had a cast member that identifies as Asian in its 43-year history, and there have only been a handful of Asian hosts throughout the years.
It’s been 18 years since #SNL has has an Asian female host, and has never had an Asian cast member. If you’re asking, the obvious choice is #CrazyRichAsians’ @ConstanceWu. If you brought in @suboinstagram as the musical guest, it might just break the internet.
— kent matsuoka (@kentmatsuoka) August 28, 2018
— Jerry Sun (@jerry_sunchen) August 21, 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
How many Asian people have hosted SNL? Way too few. Luckily we have a No. 1 movie filled with talented Asian/Asian American comedic actors. How about @awkwafina?? @ConstanceWu?? https://t.co/Zwroi1mjKe
— Randall Trang (@RandallTrang) August 28, 2018
Wu’s fellow Crazy Rich Asian star, Harry Shum Jr., also chimed in, and suggested not one, but three, of his costars to host SNL.
“@ConstanceWu @awkwafina @kenjeong DUH.” the Crazy Rich Asians actor wrote on Twitter.
— Harry Shum Jr (@HarryShumJr) August 28, 2018
According to Fast Company, there is a pretty good shot that Wu could be one of this season’s SNL hosts. Her movie has been a big hit, and she has been doing an amazing job over the years on her show Fresh Off the Boat on ABC.
Either way, Wu should get to host SNL because she is crazy talented. So, consider this my vote for Wu to host the show!