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April 22, 2017

The Queen of All Media, Kris Aquino Made It to Hollywood

Kris Aquino

Kris Aquino, Queen of All Media is taking a big break in her career as she is going to sign a contract for a Hollywood movie.

In an Instagram post, the actress and TV host may have hinted what Hollywood project she is going to sign up for. But now, it’s official, she’s the first Filipina to be cast in “Crazy Rich Asians” film.

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. ❤️

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“Kris is slated to play an Asian princess, either of Bruneian or Malaysian descent. She will star alongside Michelle Yeoh, Henry Golding, Constance Wu, Sonoya Mizuno, and Gemma Chan. The film will be directed by Jon M. Chu, who promises an all-Asian cast for the romantic comedy,” Inquirer.net stated.

She revealed on her IG official account how Jhett Tolentino, Tony and Grammy-winning Broadway producer, contacted her about the role. “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 [that’s] about to start filming,” she posts.

“It is surreal to be reading the script from a major Hollywood studio watermarked on every page with my name,” she added.

Kris submitted test reels and auditioned at Manila Peninsula. She also passed five levels of intense scrutiny and was offered the role.

The Queen with Bimb have already landed in LA to meet with her soon-to-be team and sign the contract. Details were not yet disclosed as she’s not allowed to share much.

Congratulations and good luck, Kris!

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