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WATCH: Kris Aquino releases audition tape for ‘Crazy Rich Asians’

/ 11:08 AM March 14, 2019

MANILA, Philippines — Kris Aquino has released her audition tape for the role of Princess Intan in the movie “Crazy Rich Asians” more than half a year after it premiered.

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Kris Aquino's Crazy Rich Asians Audition

Kris Aquino's Crazy Rich Asians Auditionon purpose, we held back on releasing the actual AUDITION material that was sent to the Hollywood casters of Crazy Rich Asians… so why now? because the time is right. i am okay in fact, comfortable sharing with you a special moment in my life. there was a quote from Pinterest i tried to adhere to “The best moments of my life don’t make it to social media.” for the longest time every moment i was attacked about my Crazy Rich Asians participation, this was MINE to look back on- i was good enough for Warner Brothers and Producer Nina Jacobson (i loved The Hunger Games book trilogy that became a 4-part blockbuster franchise) to greenlight Jon Chu and Kevin Kwan’s wild, perhaps crazy idea to write in the role of Princess Intan for Rachel’s “moment”- the lead star’s REALIZATION of her self-worth, because she was an intelligent, accomplished, beautiful NYU professor- for that scene everything i believe in as a woman- was affirmed. we become who we are NOT because of our last names, BUT because of how much we strive to learn, be decent human beings, and in real life we prove ourselves by our integrity and hard work… with no disrespect at all to my father, i have learned to put the interests of my sons over my own- because a strong woman raised me, and that strength came from LOVE. we saw the many facets of motherhood in Crazy Rich Asians through the characters of astrid, eleanor, and kerry.and because unfortunately in this mixed bag of storms and rainbows that is my LIFE- you’ve also seen some not so good parts…let tonight be for looking back at what’s been good. tomorrow is another day.❤️ Kris Aquino

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Kris Aquino 发布于 2019年3月13日周三

Aquino explained in a Facebook post on Wednesday why she belatedly dropped her audition video for the all-Asian Hollywood film helmed by Jon M. Chu.

“On purpose, we held back on releasing the actual AUDITION material that was sent to the Hollywood casters of Crazy Rich Asians… so why now? because the time is right. i am okay in fact, comfortable sharing with you a special moment in my life,” Aquino said.

Regardless of the backlash she received upon her participation in the film, Aquino noted that what is more important is how the producers think was “good enough” for the character.

“I was good enough for Warner Brothers and Producer Nina Jacobson (I loved The Hunger Games book trilogy that became a 4-part blockbuster franchise) to greenlight Jon Chu and Kevin Kwan’s wild, perhaps crazy idea to write in the role of Princess Intan for Rachel’s ‘moment,’” Aquino added, describing this as the “lead star’s REALIZATION of her self-worth,” Aquino said.

Aquino then shared her own takeaway from this: “We become who we are NOT because of our last names, BUT because of how much we strive to learn, be decent human beings, and in real life we prove ourselves by our integrity and hard work…”

“With no disrespect at all to my father, i have learned to put the interests of my sons over my own- because a strong woman raised me, and that strength came from LOVE,” she added.

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She went on to relate the facets of motherhood of the film to her own life: “We saw the many facets of motherhood in Crazy Rich Asians through the characters of astrid, eleanor, and kerry.”

“And because unfortunately in this mixed bag of storms and rainbows that is my LIFE- you’ve also seen some not so good parts… Let tonight be for looking back at what’s been good. tomorrow is another day,” she said.

“Crazy Rich Asians” is based on a novel by Kevin Kwan published in 2013. The movie version premiered worldwide in August 2018. /muf

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