Julia Ling Attends Starfury Convention

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Julia Ling attends Starfury convention, leaves FOX sitcom. By Andrew Kinh

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Characters come, characters go. That’s just the harsh truth performers have to face. I love what I do though. I feel so happy to have been able to work together with them.

Julia Ling just made a guest appearance at Starfury’s T3: “Rise of the Nerds” in London.

This event was held for fans of Chuck and Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles. Based in the United Kingdom , Starfury hosts conventions throughout the year for fans of science fiction and fantasy.

Best known for playing Anna Wu on Chuck, Ling attended the convention for the second time this year. Ling recently signed on to star in Fox’s new sitcom I Hate My Teenage Daughter. The role called for an Asian waitress with the graceful movement of a dancer contrasted by the roughneck manners of a frontier gunslinger complete with a heavy Texan accent.

However, her character was cut at the last minute because of the “lack of real estate” for her character, according to people familiar with the matter. There were simply too many characters for the allotted thirty-minute time slot, according to sources, and producers were sad to let her go.

“Characters come, characters go. That’s just the harsh truth performers have to face,” said Ling. “I love what I do though. I got to meet Andy Ackerman, who had directed hundreds of shows including one of my favorites, Seinfeld. And actress Jaime Pressley and also the producers of New Adventures of Old Christine and Friends. I’ve always been a huge fan of their work, so I feel happy to have been able to work together with them. Life is just too short not to enjoy it! I appreciate every moment of it.”

Enjoy it she did. Ling's appearance at Starfury T3 was met with jubilation from attendees. The queue to have her sold-out photos autographed showed her staying power. Fans of her character on NBC's Chuck have started a website weloveannawu.com in hopes of bringing her back to the show.

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