Kris Aquino has finally shared the audition tape that snagged her first Hollywood role in ‘Crazy Rich Asians’, months after the film’s release.
The clip sees Kris acting out several characters, most notably Eleanor Sung-Young (Nick’s mother), a role which eventually went to Malaysian actress Michelle Yeoh.
Aside from the audition, Kris also shares a couple of behind the scenes footage, including one where she toured Cebu with ‘Crazy Rich Asians’ author, Kevin Kwan.
Watch it here:
Kris Aquino's Crazy Rich Asians Auditionon purpose, we held back on releasing the actual AUDITION material that was sent to the Hollywood casters of Crazy Rich Asians… so why now? because the time is right. i am okay in fact, comfortable sharing with you a special moment in my life. there was a quote from Pinterest i tried to adhere to “The best moments of my life don’t make it to social media.” for the longest time every moment i was attacked about my Crazy Rich Asians participation, this was MINE to look back on- i was good enough for Warner Brothers and Producer Nina Jacobson (i loved The Hunger Games book trilogy that became a 4-part blockbuster franchise) to greenlight Jon Chu and Kevin Kwan’s wild, perhaps crazy idea to write in the role of Princess Intan for Rachel’s “moment”- the lead star’s REALIZATION of her self-worth, because she was an intelligent, accomplished, beautiful NYU professor- for that scene everything i believe in as a woman- was affirmed. we become who we are NOT because of our last names, BUT because of how much we strive to learn, be decent human beings, and in real life we prove ourselves by our integrity and hard work… with no disrespect at all to my father, i have learned to put the interests of my sons over my own- because a strong woman raised me, and that strength came from LOVE. we saw the many facets of motherhood in Crazy Rich Asians through the characters of astrid, eleanor, and kerry.and because unfortunately in this mixed bag of storms and rainbows that is my LIFE- you’ve also seen some not so good parts…let tonight be for looking back at what’s been good. tomorrow is another day.❤️ Kris Aquino
Posted by Kris Aquino on Wednesday, 13 March 2019