Kris Aquino to Join Upcoming Movie ‘Crazy Rich Asians’
The author of the Crazy Rich Asians has said it himself. Book author Kevin Kwan has laid the rumours to rest on Friday when he confirmed that Kris Aquino will have a part in the book’s Hollywood adaptation.
According to a report by ABS-CBN, Kwan said that the former Kapamilya star and host in the Philippines will play a “very special part” in the film.”
“I think audiences are going to love it,” he said.
For the past few months, Aquino has been teasing her fans through Instagram that she would be part of the movie. She even posted a photo of her with the Fresh Off The Boat actress Constance Wu, who is one of the movie’s lead stars.
“Kris Aquino is part of the cast,” Kwan told ANC’s Headstart. Kwan even revealed that he “absolutely” wanted the Filipina actress to have a role in the movie.
“She’s Kris Aquino. She has a dynamic personality and we thought she would be perfect for this role,” he added.
In May, Aquino flew to Singapore to meet with Wu, informing her Instagram followers that she was there due to a “dream” project she will take part in.
#fangirl moment. We've seen every episode of the 3 seasons of #freshofftheboat & so happy they've been renewed for Season 4! Thank You @wonstancecoo (Jessica Huang, the Mom of Eddie, Emery, and Evan & Louis' wife) for being so gracious, I know how exhausted she was BUT she still made the effort to pleasantly converse w/ me. ❤️
“I know how exhausted she was BUT she still made the effort to pleasantly converse with me,” Aquino wrote on Instagram.
Even though Aquino is set to have a role, there is also another Filipino in the movie, “Superstore” comedian Nico Santos. Other stars in the movie will include Michelle Yeoh, Gemma Chan, and Ken Jeong.
However, this is not Aquino’s first foreign movie to star in. She also became part of the cast of the fantasy comedy ‘Magic to Win’ in the early 1990s, which is after her debut in “Pido Dida” with the late Rene Requiestas.