It's Official: Kris Aquino Will Be Part of the Crazy Rich Asians Movie

Kevin Kwan himself has confirmed it!

( After months of speculation, Kevin Kwan has finally confirmed that Kris Aquino will be part of the movie adaptation of his novel, Crazy Rich Asians.


In an interview with ANC today, August 18, the author said Aquino will play a "very special part" and added, "I think audiences are going to love it." Although he didn't divulge any further details about her role, he said that he "absolutely" wanted her for it and that she would be "perfect."



Aquino flew to Singapore in June for the shoot and also snapped a photo with the film's star, Fresh Off The Boat lead Constance Wu. The ensemble cast includes Singapore TV host Henry GoldingCrouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon actress Michelle YeohGlee alum Harry Shum Jr.HumansGemma Chan, Marco Polo’s Remy Hii and Chris Pang, comedian Ken Jeong, Ex Machina's Sonoya Mizuno, The Daily Show’s Ronnie Chieng, Silicon Valley’s Jimmy Yang, and New York-based rapper Awkwafina.


The novel tells the story of New York professor Rachel Chu (Wu), who flies to Singapore with her boyfriend (Golding), only to discover that he and his family are filthy rich.


So far, a release date has yet to be announced.


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