Kris Aquino’s reported involvement in a Hollywood film based on the bestselling novel “Crazy Rich Asians” remains shrouded in mystery.
The actress and former presidential sister and daughter flew to Los Angeles and signed a contract with a Hollywood talent management agency last week amid reports that she was joining the cast of the Warner Bros. movie.
The cameras of director Jon M. Chu (“Now You See Me 2”) started grinding on Monday, Warner Bros. announced. The announcement said the movie would be shot “entirely on location in Singapore and Malaysia” with an all-Asian cast that includes Constance Wu, Henry Golding, Michelle Yeoh, Gemma Chan, Sonoya Mizuno, Awkwafina and Chris Pang.
There’s no mention of Kris at all. Neither is her name included in the film’s entry in the Internet Movie Database or IMDB.com. So it remains a question mark if she would in fact be joining the cast.
Kris’ latest Instagram post on Wednesday morning suggested a possible answer. She said she was on her way to an “important 8:30 PM dinner meeting” from Hawaii where she and her son Bimby had proceeded after her Los Angeles trip.
Unfortunately, her flight had been delayed for two hours, moving her arrival at the airport to 6:30 PM. “Wonder Woman skills to get through the traffic, shower and get beautified. SAD, baka hindi na nila ko ma-pusuan,” she quipped.
She did not mention who she was meeting for dinner and if she was flying home to Manila, or to Singapore or Malaysia.
The Philippine Daily Inquirer reported on April 17 that Kris had been cast in the film as “an Asian princess, either of Bruneian or Malaysian descent,” which the film’s Wikipedia page listed down as a “cameo role.”
On the same day the report came out, the author of the novel “Crazy Rich Asians” started following Kris on Instagram.