Kris Aquino flies to L.A. to sign contract for a Hollywood movie

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Kris Aquino on being in the cast of a Hollywood film: "Tonight I fly to Los Angeles to meet Chris Lee, my agent to sign my contract. I passed 5 levels of intense scrutiny and was offered a role. It is surreal to be reading the script from a major Hollywood studio watermarked on every page with my name."


Kris Aquino has finally confirmed that she landed a role in a movie to be produced by a "big Hollywood studio."

In her Instagram account today, April 16, the Queen of All Media said that being offered an international project came at a time when “a part of my spirit broke” after a series of career-related “rejections.” 

Kris admitted that she lost two TV shows “because hiring an Aquino for TV was a political risk not worth taking.”

(The subtext here is that, with the country under a new president, Kris, the youngest sister of immediate past President Noynoy Aquino, has become "a political risk" for certain producers.)

In an unexpected turn of events, Kris said that she was given a chance to be part of a Hollywood film that she auditioned for.

Her caption partly read: “Something happened March 23, 2017- a Tony & Grammy award winning Broadway producer, Jhett Tolentino contacted me through Cong. Len Alonte and Manang Nene Chan.

“He was helping a Filipino-Chinese-American agent friend of his reach me to ask if I'd want to audition for a big Hollywood studio movie about to start filming.

“The pressure was I had to submit my reel in 72 hrs. I felt I had nothing to lose, so we went for it. 48 hrs after Jhett's call, on March 25 we mounted an audition shoot in Manila Peninsula."

Kris also gave credit to the people who helped her finish her audition video.

“Thank you ARMADA, Direk Ricky Villabona, Jules Dacanay, DOP Shayne Sarte & her team, Juan Sarte, Nante Alingasa, Kimi Yap, my finance guru Nicko Falcis, Alvin, and the entire Kris Online team, plus Atty Joji's Quantum Post Production for the unwavering faith.

“We shot, they immediately edited & color graded, both my audition scenes & video BIO. Sunday we sent the high definition material. And we waited. And PRAYED.”

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The 46-year-old TV host-actress also related that she passed the audition.

This means she was offered a role for the still-unnamed Hollywood film.

“Tonight I fly to Los Angeles to meet Chris Lee, my agent to sign my contract.

“I passed 5 levels of intense scrutiny and was offered a role.

“It is surreal to be reading the script from a major Hollywood studio watermarked on every page with my name.

“I signed a non disclosure agreement so until they reveal my participation I can't share any details about the movie & my role.”

At the end of her Instagram message, Kris said that she was thankful for the big opportunity after all the career roadblocks that came her way since the middle of 2016.

The Queen of All Media wrote, “I am proof that in life doors will shut & there will be heartbreaking setbacks but FAITH in God's plan will open new, unexpected doors. We just need to trust in His Love, Provision, Restoration & Perfect Timing.

“Grace is unmerited; it's God's Gift we humbly receive with a heart overflowing with Gratitude.

“To my siblings & sons- I share this blessing w/ you. THANK YOU for being my strength.”

Tomorrow, April 17, Kris has agreed to give the Philippine Entertainment Portal (PEP.ph) an exclusive interview about how she got the part in the Hollywood movie that she will start filming soon.

For a year, i experienced rejections. A part of my spirit broke. There were 2 shows i lost because hiring an Aquino for TV was a political risk not worth taking... But something happened March 23, 2017- a Tony & Grammy award winning Broadway producer, Jhett Tolentino contacted me through Cong. Len Alonte and Manang Nene Chan. He was helping a Filipino-Chinese-American agent friend of his reach me to ask if I'd want to audition for a big Hollywood studio movie about to start filming. The pressure was I had to submit my reel in 72 hrs. I felt I had nothing to lose, so we went for it. 48 hrs after Jhett's call, on March 25 we mounted an audition shoot in Manila Peninsula. Thank you ARMADA, Direk Ricky Villabona, Jules Dacanay, DOP Shayne Sarte & her team, Juan Sarte, Nante Alingasa, Kimi Yap, my finance guru Nicko Falcis, Alvin, and the entire Kris Online team, plus Atty Joji's Quantum Post Production for the unwavering faith. We shot, they immediately edited & color graded, both my audition scenes & video BIO. Sunday we sent the high definition material. And we waited. And PRAYED. Tonight I fly to Los Angeles to meet Chris Lee, my agent to sign my contract. I passed 5 levels of intense scrutiny and was offered a role. It is surreal to be reading the script from a major Hollywood studio watermarked on every page with my name. I signed a non disclosure agreement so until they reveal my participation I can't share any details about the movie & my role. But today Easter Sunday- I wanted you to know my story... I pray it gives you encouragement & hope. I am proof that in life doors will shut & there will be heartbreaking setbacks but FAITH in God's plan will open new, unexpected doors. We just need to trust in His Love, Provision, Restoration & Perfect Timing. Grace is unmerited; it's God's Gift we humbly receive with a heart overflowing with Gratitude. To my siblings & sons- I share this blessing w/ you. THANK YOU for being my strength. ??

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