After months of speculation, “Crazy Rich Asians” author Kevin Kwan confirmed that Kris Aquino landed a role in the film based and titled from his best-selling novel.
Describing Kris’ role as “very special,” he told ANC’s Headstart. “I think audiences are going to love it.”
He then shared that he chose Kris because, “First of all, I wanted a Filipino in this movie, I wanted a few Filipinos in the movie so we have two. (…) I just have a soft spot for her. She’s Kris Aquino. She has a dynamic personality and we thought she would be perfect for this role.”
Although they are communicating online, the two have yet to meet in person.
Aside from Kris, comedian Nico Santos is part of the film.