Randall Park and Constance Wu in Fresh Off the Boat


With the 2019 Oscars currently without a host, plenty of people have ideas about who should take the job.

Constance Wu recently joined those throwing out ideas. When Variety recently asked her about if she wanted to see her "Crazy Rich Asians" co-star Ken Jeong host, she said he'd be great but then proposed another actor she's worked closely with.

"I got another pitch though — my co-star in 'Fresh Off the Boat,' Randall Park," Wu said.

She gave Park a ringing endorsement. Not only did she describe him as "the best," she compared him to comedian Steve Martin.

"He's effortlessly funny the way that Steve Martin is," Wu said. "He's really likable and he's so handsome."

Wu and Park have starred together on "Fresh Off the Boat" since it premiered in 2015. They play Louis and Jessica Huang, a married couple based loosely on real-life chef Eddie Huang's parents. They've both earned praise in their respective roles, including being nominated for multiple Critics' Choice Awards each.

In spite of Wu's support for Park, this year's Academy Awards will probably remain hostless, according to Variety. The show was previously to be hosted by Kevin Hart, but the comedian stepped down in December after numerous old homophobic tweets resurfaced.

The 91st Academy Awards will air Sunday, Feb. 24 at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT on ABC.

[via: Variety]