Watch the interview of Crazy Rich Asians author Kevin Kwan with Curtis Chin as he describes Kris Aquino’s role in the movie.
Kris Aquino, the queen of all media, shared on her Instagram the interview of the Crazy Rich Asian‘s author with American business leader Curtis Chin. Kris Aquino plays the snobbish Malay Princess Intan who refuses to speak with anyone.
Curtis: It was really interesting you were saying to me earlier that one of the biggest markets and big interest was from the Philippines. I don’t know maybe Philippines and America were so like similar in many ways.
Kevin: I call them the superfans.
Curtis: The Filipinos? Why is that?
Kevin: Because they are the most westernized of the Asian cultures. You know, having had the Spanish influence and the American influence. So, they get all the American jokes but they also understand all the Asian jokes. You know, they get both sides of the story. It doesn’t hurt that I have some crazy rich Filipinos.
Curtis: Well it’s funny, Kevin, I used to live in the Philippines for four years. And in the third book, you actually named some of my friends, they are not cleverly disguised. You named them by name but it’s really flattering. And one of the big questions in the Philippines is super celeb, interviewer, media star Kris Aquino in the movie.
Kevin: She is definitely in the movie.
Curtis: Playing herself or it’s another character?
Kevin: She’s the highlight of the movie.
Curtis: Is she really?
Kevin: For me, she’s the highlight.
Curtis: Because this is gonna go viral in the Philippines once you mention Kris Aquino.
Kevin: I hope so. She doesn’t need my help. Everything she does goes viral.
KRIS AQUINO @krisaquino
My nephew @jiggycruz sent me the whole interview. #family My KCAP team led by @paanipedro edited the meaningful moment for me… i was grateful to watch and hear all the generous words to describe me Mr. Curtis Chin used BUT to actually view @kevinkwanbooks answer in reference to me “she’s a highlight of the movie, for me, she’s a highlight…” what more could a girl who only dreamed of this say but- THANK YOU Kevin, for the affirmation, but more importantly for appreciating that we Filipinos are @crazyrichasians #superfans.
i know my part would never have been “tweaked” had it not been because Kevin wanted to reciprocate the #lovelovelove we Filipinos have from book 1 consistently supported him with. (The clips we included are from the audition we submitted to the @crazyrichasians casting directors and producers; after the Philippine theatrical release on August 22- we’ll hopefully be able to upload most of it on my official FB page and my @youtube The Aquinos channel.)
The 1st few steps of this journey wouldn’t have begun had it not been for @jhett_tolentino and @agentchrislee connecting w/ me through many mutual friends namely @missizacalzado, Manang Nene Chan, and Cong @lenalonte. (Now you can understand why i managed to exercise restraint and nag #carebears kung may ilan na gustong i-downplay and maliitin yung pagkasali ko sa @crazyrichasians, because i chose to believe in the wisdom of the saying: Work hard in SILENCE, let SUCCESS make the noise…
I’m very blessed because i never had to utter a word- the writer and creator of the Crazy Rich Asians trilogy already said it all for me. He truly is another of my very special guardian angels. #kevinkwanislove) #positivitywins #gratitude #proudpinoy #philippines
Source: krisaquino on Instagram