Philippine’s Queen of All Media is taking a huge leap for her career! She’s signing in on a new project, and it’s in Hollywood, no less!
According to Inquirer, Kris Aquino will have a role in the film adaptation of the best-selling romance-comedy book by Kevin Kwan aptly called “Crazy Rich Asians”. Big-time studio Warner Brothers will release the movie.
It remains unclear what Kris’ role will be but she will be portraying an Asian princess either of Bruniean or Malaysian descent.
On Easter Sunday, the Queen of All Media took to her Instagram account to share bits of details about her latest endeavor. She shared that work on television became scarce for her for a while because of her political ties, and she admitted to struggling because of this.
Kris shared how Jhett Tolentino, an acclaimed producer with a Tony and a Grammy under his belt, reached out to her through Congressman Len Alonte and Nene Chan on March 23, 2017.
He asked her if she’d be willing to audition for a new Hollywood movie that’s about to come out. The catch? She was given a 72-hour time frame only to submit her audition reel.
Since she had nothing to lose by trying, Kris filmed her audition scenes and video bio at the Manila Peninsula, and submitted her test reels.
The Queen of All Media also shared that she had to pass 5 levels of strict scrutiny after her audition and before she was finally offered a role.
Director Jon M. Chu, who gave his word that the romantic-comedy movie will feature an all-Asian cast, helms the film.
The story revolves around Nick Young, a professor based in New York who comes from an old money, mega-wealthy family in Singapore, and his girlfriend, Rachel Chu, who has no idea of just exactly how rich Nick is.
For a year, i experienced rejections. A part of my spirit broke. There were 2 shows i lost because hiring an Aquino for TV was a political risk not worth taking… But something happened March 23, 2017- a Tony & Grammy award winning Broadway producer, Jhett Tolentino contacted me through Cong. Len Alonte and Manang Nene Chan. He was helping a Filipino-Chinese-American agent friend of his reach me to ask if I'd want to audition for a big Hollywood studio movie about to start filming. The pressure was I had to submit my reel in 72 hrs. I felt I had nothing to lose, so we went for it. 48 hrs after Jhett's call, on March 25 we mounted an audition shoot in Manila Peninsula. Thank you ARMADA, Direk Ricky Villabona, Jules Dacanay, DOP Shayne Sarte & her team, Juan Sarte, Nante Alingasa, Kimi Yap, my finance guru Nicko Falcis, Alvin, and the entire Kris Online team, plus Atty Joji's Quantum Post Production for the unwavering faith. We shot, they immediately edited & color graded, both my audition scenes & video BIO. Sunday we sent the high definition material. And we waited. And PRAYED. Tonight I fly to Los Angeles to meet Chris Lee, my agent to sign my contract. I passed 5 levels of intense scrutiny and was offered a role. It is surreal to be reading the script from a major Hollywood studio watermarked on every page with my name. I signed a non disclosure agreement so until they reveal my participation I can't share any details about the movie & my role. But today Easter Sunday- I wanted you to know my story… I pray it gives you encouragement & hope. I am proof that in life doors will shut & there will be heartbreaking setbacks but FAITH in God's plan will open new, unexpected doors. We just need to trust in His Love, Provision, Restoration & Perfect Timing. Grace is unmerited; it's God's Gift we humbly receive with a heart overflowing with Gratitude. To my siblings & sons- I share this blessing w/ you. THANK YOU for being my strength. ❤️