Kris Aquino stuns in 'Crazy Rich Asians' world premiere

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Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, August 8) — Filipino actress Kris Aquino looked like royalty — just like her character Princess Intan — during the world premiere of "Crazy Rich Asians" in Hollywood on Wednesday.

She graced the elegant event in a yellow classic modern Filipiniana by young Filipino designer Michael Leyva. She was accompanied by her son, Bimby.


On her way to the red carpet premiere, Kris shared a video of a group of Filipinos eagerly awaiting for her arrival.

"This was the reason we made the effort to be here.... it is my honor to proudly represent the Philippines," she wrote on Instagram.

She plays the role of Malay royalty, Princess Intan, in the American romantic comedy-drama film based on Kevin Kwan's "Crazy Rich Asians" trilogy.

Kwan shared a tidbit on the role of the TV host-actress in the film.

"She's a highlight of the movie, for me, she's a highlight," he said in a video shared by Aquino on Instagram.

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 Chin 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

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"Crazy Rich Asians" will show in Philippine cinemas on August 22.