Philippine Daily Inquirer

Kris Aquino

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She’s back in the news with a vengeance. After staying quiet since her brother, then President Aquino, stepped down in June 2016, the once highest paid TV host has crashed the news charts again. She has landed a role in “Crazy Rich Asians,” a Hollywood movie adaptation of Kevin Kwan’s 2013 bestsellin­g novel of the same title. The book is a satire about a clan of wealthy Singaporea­ns. Aquino has flown to Los Angeles to meet with the producers and sign the contract, sources said. Six Filipino actresses had auditioned but only Aquino had landed a role so far. “At this particular point in my life, to have the Hollywood door open is God-sent,’’ she wrote on her Instagram post. The story is about Rachel Chu, an Americanbo­rn Chinese economics professor who travels to her boyfriend Nick’s hometown of Singapore for his best friend’s wedding, only to find out that Nick comes from a very wealthy family.

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