It's finally confirmed!
Crazy Rich Asians author Kevin Kwan confirmed the inclusion of Kris Aquino in the cast of the Hollywood adaptation of his bestselling novel.
In an interview with Karen Davila on Headstart earlier, August 18, Kevin said Kris's role is “a very special part” in the movie.
“I think the audience are going to love it,” he added.
Kevin admitted that he personally chose Kris to be part of the cast.
“First of all, I wanted a Filipino in this movie.
“I wanted a few Filipino in this movie. We have two, actually.
“Nico Santos, the comedian, is also in the movie.
“You know, I just have a soft spot for her.”
When asked what she particularly liked about Kris, he replied, “She's Kris Aquino, what else is there to say. She has a dynamic personality and I thought she would be perfect for this role.
However, he was tight-lipped about giving more information about the TV host-actress's participation in Crazy Rich Asians.
“Kris Aquino is part of the cast. I'm absolutely not allowed to say anything other than that,” he said smiling.
The author of the Crazy Rich trilogy will be staying in Manila for about a week for a book tour.
During his stay, Kevin hopes to finally meet Kris personally.
“I have not met her yet. We've been communicating online, we've been chatting,” he said.