The seasoned actress, who had successfully landed a role in the movie, said that she had kept the audition material for herself to look back on throughout the backlash she received for her participation in the film.
TV personality Kris Aquino has released her audition tape for the role of Princess Intan in the 2018 Hollywood film Crazy Rich Asians.
On Wednesday, the seasoned actress clarified her intent on sharing the tape only months after the flick was shown. “On 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,” she said.
Kris, who had successfully landed a role in the movie, said that she had kept the audition material for herself to look back on throughout the backlash she received for her participation in the film. “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,” she added.
Aside from Kris, another Filipina actress, Heart Evangelista, also vied to get casted in the movie, but refused to reveal for which role.
The film adaptation of Crazy Rich Asians premiered in the Philippines last August 22, a few weeks after it was first released at the TCL Chinese Theater in Los Angeles, California.
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