Kris Aquino will no longer be portraying a mistress in the movie version of Etiquette for Mistresses and What Wives Can Learn From Them.
The TV host-actress revealed that an existing contract with a multinational company prevents her from accepting a role that is "in conflict with Filipino values."
She happened to read the fine print of her 270-page contract with this undisclosed company.
"Star Cinema had offered it to me and I was really excited to do it," Kris admitted in an interview with ABS-CBN News reporter Marie Lozano.
"Unfortunately, I have one contract with a multinational company...
"There is a clause there about portrayals of characters in movies and teleseryes that would run contrary to the image that you are projecting as a family woman or as a mother."
She recalled that this part of the contract was revised at the time when she was still having her marriage to James Yap annulled.
Kris asked Star Cinema head Malou Santos and Direk Chito Roño if she could play the role of the wife but they felt the role was too small for her.
The TV host-actress regrets missing this chance to step out of her comfort zone.
"Sayang, because I was really excited," she admitted.
Without giving names, Kris about the remaining cast members of the movie: "Two of the girls there are really close to my heart. Both of them reunion namin.
"Siguro it was not meant for me. Hindi natuloy kaya nag back out ako."
Kris revealed that she was convinced to accept the role of a mistress "because siya ang may moral compass. She was the one who walked away."
The movie is based on Jullie Yap Daza's bestselling book Etiquette For Mistresses And What Wives Can Learn From Them, which was released in 1992.