Sharon Cuneta defends Kris Aquino's short but important exposure in Crazy Rich Asians

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Sharon Cuneta to netizens who bash Kris Aquino's short exposure in the Hollywood film Crazy Rich Asians: "Guys, when one of us has the blessing of being chosen among hundreds to become part of a Hollywood movie—especially from a major studio and based on a best-selling book, WE SHOULD BE HAPPY. PROUD."


Kinondena ng Megastar na si Sharon Cuneta ang ilang kapwa-Pinoy na bumabatikos sa ilang-minutong eksena ni Kris Aquino sa Hollywood box-office hit film na Crazy Rich Asians.

Kagabi, August 28, ni-repost ni Sharon ang Instagram post ni Kris.

Nakasaad sa post ni Kris ang pasasalamat nito sa lahat ng mga nakapanood ng Hollywood film na kinabibilangan niya.

Bahagi ng post ng TV host/actress/social media influencer, “Please know your heartwarming comments & posts have made me feel immeasurable GRATITUDE...

"I thank you for the effort to watch @crazyrichasians, some of you going multiple times w/ family, officemates, best friends, school barkadas, and your boyfriends & husbands..."

Ayon pa kay Kris, hindi matatawaran ang paghanga niya sa mga taong nagsasabing nakaka-proud maging Pilipino dahil sa role niya bilang Princess Intan sa Crazy Rich Asians.

"The eyewitness accounts of spontaneous applause & cheering in movie theaters nationwide when my character made her entrance in Colin & Araminta’s wedding, and most significant for me—the PRIDE you, the moviegoers felt in being FILIPINO during my few minutes portraying Princess Intan in @crazyrichasians—this feeling of SOLIDARITY for the sake of our NATIONAL IDENTITY will forever inspire me to strive harder to promote & protect our values, dignity, and grace as a people...

"Walking into the light, with sunbeams filtering in, I embraced the blessing because for that moment—I WAS YOU, and YOU WERE ME.”

Please know your heartwarming comments & posts have made me feel immeasurable GRATITUDE... i thank you for the effort to watch @crazyrichasians, some of you going multiple times w/ family, officemates, best friends, school barkadas, and your boyfriends & husbands... the eyewitness accounts of spontaneous applause & cheering in movie theaters nationwide when my character made her entrance in Colin & Araminta’s wedding, and most significant for me- the PRIDE you, the moviegoers felt in being FILIPINO during my few minutes portraying Princess Intan in @crazyrichasians-this feeling of SOLIDARITY for the sake of our NATIONAL IDENTITY will forever inspire me to strive harder to promote & protect our values, dignity, and grace as a people...walking into the light, with sunbeams filtering in, i embraced the blessing because for that moment- I WAS YOU, and YOU WERE ME. #ilovethephilippines ????????

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“CRAB MENTALITY”

Sa caption ni Sharon sa ni-repost niyang mensahe ni Kris, sinabi nitong nakakalungkot ang pag-uugali ng ilan nating kababayan na ini-enjoy ang panghihila pababa ng kanilang kapwa.

“Very Pinoy” daw ito na kung tatawagin ay “crab mentality.”

Ayon pa sa Kapamliya star, “If you joined me at one of my IG Lives, remember how I talked about some people enjoying bringing others down?

“Sadly, it is very Pinoy to have what is known as 'crab mentality;' you know—'Kundi ako ang successful sisiraan kita dahil sa inggit!'

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"I said it didn’t sit well with me how some people were criticizing Ms. Kris Aquino’s short appearance in Crazy Rich Asians, instead of celebrating that she WAS at all part of that Hollywood movie that has now hit #1 at the Box-Office.

"I thank all of you who left messages of encouragement for Kris as I requested.

"Guys, when one of us has the blessing of being chosen among hundreds to become part of a Hollywood movie—especially from a major studio and based on a best-selling book, WE SHOULD BE HAPPY. PROUD.

"It opens more doors in world cinema for Filipinos and other Asians, like Ms. Lea Salonga opened doors for many in Broadway.

"A short—but important—exposure in a film like this should’ve made us all root for Kris.

"Now, I know one thing that God in His faithfulness does: He brings you to a place with plans to bring you only FARTHER.

"Congratulations, Kris, Beej, QOAM! God bless you more. And thank you for making us dayuummm proud!"

If you joined me at one of my IG Lives, remember how I talked about some people enjoying bringing others down? Sadly, it is very Pinoy to have what is known as “crab mentality;” you know - “Kundi ako ang successful sisiraan kita dahil sa inggit!” I said it didn’t sit well with me how some people were criticising Ms. Kris Aquino’s short appearance in “Crazy Rich Asians,” instead of celebrating that she WAS at all part of that Hollywood movie that has now hit #1 at the Box-Office. I thank all of you who left messages of encouragement for Kris as I requested. Guys, when one of us has the blessing of being chosen among hundreds to become part of a Hollywood movie - especially from a major studio and based on a best-selling book, WE SHOULD BE HAPPY. PROUD. It opens more doors in world cinema for Filipinos and other Asians, like Ms. Lea Salonga opened doors for many in Broadway. A short - but important - exposure in a film like this should’ve made us all root for Kris. Now, I know one thing that God in His faithfulness does: He brings you to a place with plans to bring you only FARTHER. Congratulations, Kris, Beej, QOAM! God bless you more. And thank you for making us dayuummm proud! #Repost @krisaquino with @get_repost ??? Please know your heartwarming comments & posts have made me feel immeasurable GRATITUDE... i thank you for the effort to watch @crazyrichasians, some of you going multiple times w/ family, officemates, best friends, school barkadas, and your boyfriends & husbands... the eyewitness accounts of spontaneous applause & cheering in movie theaters nationwide when my character made her entrance in Colin & Araminta’s wedding, and most significant for me- the PRIDE you, the moviegoers felt in being FILIPINO during my few minutes portraying Princess Intan in @crazyrichasians-this feeling of SOLIDARITY for the sake of our NATIONAL IDENTITY will forever inspire me to strive harder to promote & protect our values, dignity, and grace as a people...walking into the light, with sunbeams filtering in, i embraced the blessing because for that moment- I WAS YOU, and YOU WERE ME. #ilovethephilippines ???????? @krisaquino

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BOX OFFICE RESULTS

Ayon sa New York Times, nangunguna pa rin ang Crazy Rich Asians sa North American box office sa ikalawang linggo ng pagpapalabas nito doon.

Sa ulat naman ng Box Office Mojo, halos $80M na ang kinita ng Crazy Rich Asians sa domestic release nito sa America.

Sa Pilipinas, nangunguna pa rin sa takilya ang pelikulang ito na base sa award-winning book ni Kevin Kwan na may kapareho ring titulo.


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