First Look At KRIS AQUINO's 'Crazy Rich Asians' Character
Kris Aquino has shared the first look into her role in the upcoming Hollywood film Crazy Rich Asians, based on Kevin Kwan's wildly-popular novel of the same name. In a movie still she posted via Instagram, the Filipino celebrity can be seen with lead star Constance Wu (Rachel Chu) in what she described as a "pivotal scene".
Ito na po: Here’s an exclusive first-look of my scene with @constancewu in the movie @crazyrichasians... My gown was created by our very own @michael5inco. 💛 Please watch for this PIVOTAL scene when the movie opens in Philippine cinemas on August 22, 2018. (picture courtesy of @wbpictures Head Office). P.S. please pray w/ me that i get my medical clearance so i can proudly represent the 🇵🇭 during the red carpet walk in the Hollywood premiere on Tuesday, August 7? Extending my deepest gratitude to @kevinkwanbooks for recommending me to play this once in a lifetime role. #lovelovelove
On another Instagram update, the former presidential daughter remembered her mom who she claimed would’ve been proud and happy to see her portraying the role of an Asian princess. "This once in a lifetime blessing is for me, my way of honoring her memory. If you ever do get to watch the movie, you’ll understand what I mean because those few sentences of dialogue I got to deliver are a reflection of what Cory Aquino symbolized & championed," she wrote in a lengthy post.
“Iingatan ka, ipaglalaban ka... sa puso mo ako ay tiwala...” I need to fully rest & get healthy...being 100% honest, i know myself enough that if i stay on line, i’ll be pressuring myself about getting my medical clearance to fly to 🇺🇸 for the @crazyrichasians Hollywood premiere... so for a few days i need to sign off. It’s both a twist of fate & a test of FAITH that i’ll know on August 1 if i’m allowed to travel... whenever there’s a problem, a trial, or some sadness, i still get my reassurance secure in the knowledge “ang Mom na ang bahala, hindi nya kami pababayaan.” Kaya ko pong aminin, pinilit kong magpursige at makabangon dahil parati ko pong iniisip na higit para sa ‘kin o sa mga anak ko- real fulfillment is to make my mom proud that her daughter inherited her courage & strength... Nung buhay sya sa endorsements ko pa lang po super happy na sya... every pilot telecast of my tv shows my mom would always text or call to wish me luck then to congratulate & pag premiere night ng movies ko, no fail- she was there-because naging pamahiin na namin na naghi-hit yung movie kung nakapanood sya. In my heart i’m peaceful my mom has been spared from having to be physically present during the heartbreaking moments we’ve endured & i know we may still face because she’d willingly have taken on all the hardships & betrayals to protect us... but i do miss her NOW... because her baby portraying an Asian princess in a groundbreaking Hollywood movie from @wbpictures would’ve given her as a mother so much pride & happiness. This once in a lifetime blessing is for me, my way of honoring her memory. If you ever do get to watch the movie, you’ll understand what i mean because those few sentences of dialogue i got to deliver are a reflection of what Cory Aquino symbolized & championed. 🇵🇭 (Iingatan Ka is sung by @eriksantos from my Universal Records album Blessings of Love)
However, Kris needs our prayers so she can get her medical clearance and join the whole cast in the film's Hollywood premiere on Tuesday, August 7.
Crazy Rich Asians hits Philippine theaters on August 22. In the meantime, check out the official trailer below.