“SHE’S (Kris Aquino) a highlight of the movie, for me, she’s a highlight,” ito ang diretsahang sabi ng Singaporean novelist na si Kevin Kwan sa panayam niya kay Mr. Curtis Chin, kilalang strategist, Senior Fellow Asia, Milken Institute.
Si Kevin ang sumulat ng librong Crazy Rich Asians na ginawang pelikula ng Warner Brothers na magkakaroon ng Hollywood Premier sa Agosto 7, sa TCL Chinese Theater, Hollywood Boulevard, Hollywood California USA.
Kasalukuyang nasa Los Angeles, USA si Kris para dumalo sa nasabing event kaya hindi niya alam na naging viral ang panayam ni Kevin kay Mr. Chin kaya pinadalhan siya ng pamangkin niyang si Jiggy Cruz ng kopya.
Gabi ng Sabado, 9:00 p.m. ay nag-post si Kris sa IG account niya ng, “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 & hear all the generous words to describe me Mr. Curtis Chan 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 & producers; after the Philippine theatrical release on August 22- we’ll hopefully be able to upload most of it on my official FB page & my @youtube The Aquinos channel.)
“The 1st few steps of this journey wouldn’t have begun had it not been for @jhett_tolentino & @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 & nag #carebears kung may ilan na gustong I-downplay & 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 & 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.”
Simula nang dumating si Kris sa LA ay hindi pa siya lumalabas ng hotel room dahil hindi siya pinayagan ng doktor niya dahil mainit ang klima roon. Pero kahit nasa kuwarto lang siya ay hindi pa rin siya nakaligtas sa skin allergy.
Tatlong oras bago maghatinggabi sa Pilipinas ng Sabado (5:00 a.m.-LA) ay muling nag-post si Kris.
“@teenvogue & @imdb revealed in the get to know the @crazyrichasians CAST that I portray Princess Intan; I shall try to always be 100% honest & transparent because you are part of my life’s journey. Dry heat is bad & precipitation here in LA is now at 0%.
“Hives on my arms are out in full force even if I stayed put indoors. I shall just pray & have #FAITH. Took my medication & had my diphenhydramine shot, put Fucidin on the hives because some of them ruptured & bled out tomorrow my doctor will give me low dose steroids w/ my anti-allergy medication. In this instance- it is really in God’s hands to HEAL me enough- but I need to do my part & totally REST this weekend. 5 AM here, adjusting to the 15-hour time difference. Waiting for my BP to stabilize before I sleep. Because s’ya yung unang nakapansin, even @rbchanco nag rashes na rin all over sa tension my friends @iamgarygarcia & Veronica who is a registered nurse rushed over naawa ako to wake-up my doctor since for sure later he’ll be the 1 super monitoring.
“We told RB, RCA na s’ya talaga, adopted family member na namin- 1st in Indonesia s’ya ‘yung nagbantay w/ me kay kuya Josh when he had his 48 hours bad acid reflux attack & now s’ya ang naka-bantay sa akin since we let Bincai rest because sumobra na rin ang nonstop stress n’ya w/ me from Indonesia now to the US. #prayers#healing #thywillbedone”
Pawang nagpahatid ng panalangin ang nabasa namin sa 352 comments para kay Princess Intan ng CRA para makadalo siya sa premiere night ng pelikula.
ni Reggee Bonoan