The Orlando Sentinel reports both actors credit Eddie’s real life parents for inspiring their performances.
Constance calls Jessica as “a huge inspiration as she can be.”
“She’s larger than life. I feel I had to underplay her to make her believable.” said Wu.
Park has also met his Hollywood alter ego, Louis. He said his character reflects the business acumen of the real life Louis.
“The restaurant does struggle at beginning, but it does start to get going midway through the season,” Park said. “At the end it’s doing well. That’s in large part because of Louis and his business acumen. He makes mistakes. Like most people in business, he adjusts. He’s able to get it off the ground.”
Both Wu, Park and executive producer Nahnatchka Khan see the success of the show evolving around the characters. You can read more about that in the Orlando Sentinel.