Filipino TV host and actress Kris Aquino visited Los Angeles on Easter Sunday to reportedly sign on to a major Hollywood movie contract after experiencing a series of rejections over the past year.
In an Instagram post, Aquino mentioned she would be signing a deal after doing an audition shoot for “a big Hollywood studio movie” which will be filming soon.
For a year, i experienced rejections. A part of my spirit broke. There were 2 shows i lost because hiring an Aquino for TV was a political risk not worth taking… But something happened March 23, 2017- a Tony & Grammy award winning Broadway producer, Jhett Tolentino contacted me through Cong. Len Alonte and Manang Nene Chan. He was helping a Filipino-Chinese-American agent friend of his reach me to ask if I’d want to audition for a big Hollywood studio movie about to start filming. The pressure was I had to submit my reel in 72 hrs. I felt I had nothing to lose, so we went for it. 48 hrs after Jhett’s call, on March 25 we mounted an audition shoot in Manila Peninsula. Thank you ARMADA, Direk Ricky Villabona, Jules Dacanay, DOP Shayne Sarte & her team, Juan Sarte, Nante Alingasa, Kimi Yap, my finance guru Nicko Falcis, Alvin, and the entire Kris Online team, plus Atty Joji’s Quantum Post Production for the unwavering faith. We shot, they immediately edited & color graded, both my audition scenes & video BIO. Sunday we sent the high definition material. And we waited. And PRAYED. Tonight I fly to Los Angeles to meet Chris Lee, my agent to sign my contract. I passed 5 levels of intense scrutiny and was offered a role. It is surreal to be reading the script from a major Hollywood studio watermarked on every page with my name. I signed a non disclosure agreement so until they reveal my participation I can’t share any details about the movie & my role. But today Easter Sunday- I wanted you to know my story… I pray it gives you encouragement & hope. I am proof that in life doors will shut & there will be heartbreaking setbacks but FAITH in God’s plan will open new, unexpected doors. We just need to trust in His Love, Provision, Restoration & Perfect Timing. Grace is unmerited; it’s God’s Gift we humbly receive with a heart overflowing with Gratitude. To my siblings & sons- I share this blessing w/ you. THANK YOU for being my strength. ❤️
Local media in the Philippines have speculated that the 46-year-old would land a role in the upcoming adaptation of Kevin Kwan’s best-selling novel “Crazy Rich Asians”, though nothing has been officially confirmed.
“But today Easter Sunday- I wanted you to know my story… I pray it gives you encouragement & hope. I am proof that in life doors will shut & there will be heartbreaking setbacks but FAITH in God’s plan will open new, unexpected doors,” Aquino said in her post.
The “Queen of All Media” went on to discuss the intense process she had to go through of sending a reel in 72 hours, thanking the people who helped her shoot her audition scenes and video bio.
Aquino has kept the details about her new role and movie under wraps.
“I passed 5 levels of intense scrutiny and was offered a role,” Aquino said. “It is surreal to be reading the script from a major Hollywood studio watermarked on every page with my name.”
Kris returned to TV with her new travel and lifestyle special on GMA-7, “Trip ni Kris,” after staying away from the spotlight for nearly a year following her time at ABS-CBN, according to CNN Philippines.
But her comeback was surrounded with controversy after revealing that she was disappointed with the show’s producer, Rhodora Morales, in an interview with online magazine, PEP.
Aquino has since apologized to Morales on her Facebook page.