Kris Aquino will be playing a role in ‘Crazy Rich Asians,’ the movie adaptation of Kevin Kwan’s bestselling novel.
Kris is the first Filipino woman to be cast in this Hollywood movie.
Aquino flew to Los Angeles on April 16 to meet with the producers and sign the contract.
There were six Filipino actresses who had auditioned but fortunately, only Aquino had landed a role.
‘Crazy Rich Asians’ is a 2013 novel by Kevin Kwan and it became a best seller and was followed by the sequel China Rich Girlfriend in 2015 and Rich People Problems coming in 2017.
Kwan’s intention in writing the novel was to ‘introduce a contemporary Asia to a North American audience.’
He said that the novel was loosely based on his own childhood in Singapore.