Kris Aquino once again talked about her role in the Hollywood movie Crazy Rich Asians.
The comebacking actress admitted that she is cast as a "princess" in the film, which is scheduled to have its premiere in the United States on August 17.
"I have no idea [kung kailan ang Asian premiere]. Ayaw ko namang magpaka-feeling. Dadalawa lang naman ang eksena ko, pero prinsesa ako," Kris was quoted as saying in an interview with ABS-CBN News last April 20.
Kris disclosed this just as the first trailer of Crazy Rich Asians was released online recently.
The official trailer gives a glimpse of extravagant lifestyles filled with couture outfits, fancy cars, and opulent residences.
"Daaamn, Rachel, he's like the Asian Bachelor!" exclaims Rachel’s friend Peik Lin, played by Awkwafina.
Rachel confronts her boyfriend and tells him: "You really should've told me you're like the Prince William of Asia."
Nick responds by saying, "That's ridiculous. I'm much more of a Harry."
However, Kris is not seen in the trailer.
The actress signed a single motion picture contract, according to ABS-CBN News. Kris is slated to join Joshua Garcia and Julia Barretto in the movie titled I Love You, Hater, which will be directed by Giselle Andres.
Kris mentioned that she received offers from other film production outfits aside from Star Cinema.
"There are four projects pitched to me, also one from Quantum. Meron din yung sa iFlix, yung kay Direk Paul [Soriano] and ito."
According to Warner Bros. Pictures, the producer of the movie, Crazy Rich Asians is scheduled for release in Philippine cinemas on August 22, 2018.
During her February 2018 interview with PEP.ph (Philippine Entertainment Portal), Kris revealed back then that she will make a "very special appearance" in this movie based on the acclaimed worldwide bestseller by Kevin Kwan.
“I play royalty, so bongga na yun!” Kris quipped back then.
Nico Santos, a Filipino-American comedian born and raised in the Philippines, will also be part of the movie adaptation of Crazy Rich Asians.
Nico currently stars as Filipino immigrant Mateo in the American comedy series Superstore. He was also seen in the 2017 movie The Clapper top-billed by Amanda Seyfried.
Directed by Jon M. Chu, Crazy Rich Asians follows native New Yorker Rachel Chu (Constance Wu) as she accompanies her longtime boyfriend, Nick Young (Henry Golding), to his best friend’s wedding in Singapore.
Excited about visiting Asia for the first time but nervous about meeting Nick’s family, Rachel is unprepared to learn that Nick has neglected to mention a few key details about his life.
It turns out that he not only comes from one of the country’s wealthiest families but also one of its most sought-after bachelors.
Veteran actress Michelle Yeoh will take on the role of Nick’s domineering mother.
Crazy Rich Asians was filmed entirely on location in Singapore and Malaysia.