Philippine Daily Inquirer
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.