For months, Kris Aquino has been talking about her Hollywood movie Crazy Rich Asians.
When the trailer of Crazy Rich Asians was finally released earlier this week, fans anticipated getting a glimpse of the Filipina actress but she was not featured in the two-minute video.
To drum up interest for the project, Kris shared an Instagram video showing a wall filled with portraits of Crazy Rich Asians stars. Each photo indicated the character that they played in the movie that is based on the bestselling novel of the same name.
However, viewers could not see the name of her character since the portrait of Kris was partially covered by a heart emoji.
The ABS-CBN actress accompanied the video with the caption:
"Lulubusin ko na po ang posts. Feeling ko madaling araw na ng Friday ang gising ko- in time for my next shooting. #CrazyRichAsians #teaser #imeverywoman"
A netizen using the Instagram handle @jczenemij16 asked Kris about her non-inclusion in the Crazy Rich Asians trailer by writing: "Napanood ko trailer, pero di kita nakita? Extra ka lang ba dun? I thought you’re one of the main characters. :)"
In response, Kris wrote in the comments section: "As recently as Friday I said I'm there for 5 minutes, but I do portray a [princess]. Dude, I'm part of a Warner Brothers history-making movie because it's the first non-period, all Asian, big Hollywood multi-million production. #proudtorepresentphilippines"
As early as February 2018, Kris already told PEP.ph (Philippine Entertainment Portal) that she would be playing royalty in this movie about the wealthy Singapore elite.Last week, Kris disclosed to ABS-CBN News that she would be portraying a princess in this film that is scheduled to open in Philippine cinemas on August 22.