The end of 2023 will be busy for Constance Wu, who welcomed her second child over the summer. The actress will now have to balance motherhood with her role as Audrey in an off-Broadway production of Little Shop of Horrors.
Wu gave birth to her daughter in August 2020 and gave birth to her son nearly three years later. During an episode of Live with Kelly & Mark, she opened up about what it’s like to go from having one to two kids.
“It is exponential. It is like going from one to 20, I feel like,” Wu said per PEOPLE Magazine. “But it’s been lovely because they’re very sweet with each other and my older kid is a girl and she’s just very naturally nurturing and really excited to be a big sister. So that’s been really nice.”
The 41-year-old also recently made her New York stage debut. Her first performance as Audrey in Little Shop of Horrors was on September 26.
In an interview with Bustle, she admitted that she’s always loved theater.
“I’ve always been a person with really big feelings. Sometimes in America, there’s a culture of worshiping “cool,” which is the opposite of big feelings. I ain’t never been cool, honey. That’s why I am a theater nerd, because big feelings and the things that make you unique are celebrated [there],” Wu said.
Like any stage actress, Wu has embraced a number of new techniques and routines. But a new baby means her intermission routine looks a little different than most.
“I pump. Truly. I’ve never had to do that before because I’ve never had a breastfeeding baby while I’ve been doing a show. And you do all the things other people do during intermission. You change costumes. You hydrate. You go to the bathroom. But mostly it’s just pumping now,” Wu said.
Little Shop of Horrors has six or seven shows each week at the Westside Theater in New York. Tickets are available online.
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