Today is the Hollywood premiere of the Crazy Rich Asians movie which is considered to be the first all-Asian English-language film by a major Hollywood studio, Warner Bros. Pictures, in 25 years. This world premiere is held at the TCL Chinese Theatre in Hollywood, California.
This is such an important movie for so many in the Asian community. And for Filipinos, who have two representatives there, it’s so exciting.
Nico Santos plays the role of a fashion designer named “Oliver T’sien”. He is a Filipino-American actor known for portraying sales associate Mateo Liwanag in ‘Superstore’, an American TV series.
According to one of the cast members, Chris Pang (who plays Colin Khoo in the movie), Kris Aquino is the true “Crazy Rich Asian”. She isn’t in the official trailer but everyone is excited to see her scenes.
Not only that, since the red carpet premiere for the Crazy Rich Asians movie is happening today August 7, 2018 in the US (August 8 in the philippines), people have been excited for what Kris Aquino will wear.
KRIS AQUINO @krisaquino:
We tried 5 gowns- by @francislibiran8 & @michaelleyva_… i’m definitely wearing 1 of these. My jewelry was created by @diagoldjewelry Makeup is by @rbchanco. Many thanks to now LA based @pinantonio for my hair. #kaysarapmagingpilipino #pinoypride See you all at the Hollywood red carpet premiere of @crazyrichasians. (song credit: Impossible Dream sung by @jedmadelaofficial from the album Paalam, Maraming Salamat from @starmusicph)
Here is Kris Aquino’s reason why she picked the yellow classic modern Filipiniana by Michael Leyva:
The reason why I chose this is because of the yellow ribbon. I just felt that this would be so symbolic for me to be able to honor my parents.
Kris Aquino is the youngest child of Corazon ‘Cory’ Aquino, the 11th President of the Philippines and the first woman to hold that office and former Philippine Senator Benigno ‘Ninoy’ Aquino.
Kris Aquino showed on Instagram how she was welcomed at the Hollywood premiere of the Crazy Rich Asians by a group of Filipinos. They were holding a tarpaulin printed with:
“Welcome Kris Aquino. Queen of all Media. Pride of the Philippines.”
KRIS AQUINO @krisaquino:
This was the reason we made the effort to be here…. it is my honor to proudly represent the Philippines. Maraming salamat po sa effort nyo to show your love & support! #kaysarapmagingpilipino
Crazy Rich Asians release date will be on August 15, 2018 in the US and August 22, 2018 in the Philippines.