Kris Aquino’s audition for the ‘Crazy Rich Asians’ movie was luxurious. She really made an effort to make her audition a success, from million-peso props, beauty/hair stylists, house stylists, and makeup artists, among others. She isn’t the Philippine Queen of all Media for nothing.
Image credit: Kris Aquino
Kris Aquino plays the role of a snobby Malay royalty, Princess Intan, in the film, who refuses to speak with anyone. But it wasn’t really the character she auditioned for because she is too young for the role who had a 32-year-old daughter.
Dito, who cares kung 32 years old ka at ang anak mo 25? Ginagawa natin dito, di ba? Sa kanila, hindi. So they offered me this role. (Here [in the Philippines], people don’t care if you’re 32 years old and you play someone with a 25-year-old child. We do that here, don’t we? They don’t allow that there [in Hollywood]. So they offered me this role [Princess Intan].)
Kris made her audition video look authentic because it will be seen by Hollywood-based scouts. She booked a top-of-the-line suite in The Peninsula Manila, a 5-star hotel in the Philippines. It is located on the corner of Ayala Avenue and Makati Avenue in the Makati Central Business District.
Kris Aquino completed the setting of her audition video on March 25, 2017:
There were 20 people who worked on that audition with me! Lahat ng mga Hermés na plato ko at tea set, ginamit! As in, couture ang sinuot ko talaga! (There were 20 people who worked on that audition with me! I used all of my Hermés plates and tea set. As in, I actually wore couture.)
Aside from acting out the script sent to Kris, she also introduced herself as ‘Kris Aquino’, the Queen of all Media. It was like a Kris Aquino biography. She explained her achievements and all.
Then, the next day, March 26, 2017, Kris and her team sent the audition video to the producers. She was notified 3 days later (March 29, 2017) that John Chu, the director of “Crazy Rich Asians,” had already seen her audition. Because of this, it had become a family affair.
So, my sisters talaga, every day nagsimba! Ako, lahat na ng pari, madre na friend ko, tinawagan. Kasi umabot na sa director, so that’s a super big deal! (So, my sisters [Ballsy Cruz, Pinky Abellada, Viel Dee] actually went to church every day! I called all my friends who are priests and nuns. Because it [audition video] has reached the director, so that’s a super big deal!)
According to Kris, waiting for the result was torture. Finally, Kris received the good news on April 5, 2017 (after 10 days) that she’s in.
Kris Aquino’s role as the Malay royalty, Princess Intan, would consist of two scenes in the film, a total of 5 minutes. Aside from that, Princess Intan will appear wearing a dress created by Filipino fashion designer Michael Cinco.
In the Philippines, the release date of the ‘Crazy Rich Asians’ movie is on August 22, 2018.