Kris Aquino to sign Hollywood movie contract

MANILA, Philippines – TV host Kris Aquino announced on Sunday, April 16, that she is flying to Los Angeles to sign a movie contract with an agent for a Hollywood film she auditioned for.

On Instagram, Kris said that before getting the offer, she went through various tests, including making an audition reel in less than 72 hours. She added that the news was even more welcome since she had experienced rejections last year.

"For a year, I experienced rejections. A part of my spirit broke. There were two shows I lost because hiring an Aquino for TV was a political risk not worth taking. But something happened March 23, 2017 – a Tony and Grammy Award winning Broadway producer, Jhett Tolentino, contacted me through [congresswoman] Len Alonte and Manang Nene Chan. He was helping a Filipino-Chinese-American agent friend to reach me to ask if I'd want to audition for a big Hollywood studio movie about to start filming.

"The pressure was I had to submit my reel in 72 hours. I felt I had nothing to lose, so we went for it. Forty-eight hours after Jhett's call, on March 25 we mounted an audition shoot in Manila Peninsula," she wrote.

Together with her team, Kris was able to shoot and submit her audition reel on time.

"Tonight I fly to Los Angeles to meet Chris Lee, my agent, to sign my contract. I passed 5 levels of intense scrutiny and was offered a role. It is surreal to be reading the script from a major Hollywood studio watermarked on every page with my name. I signed a non-disclosure agreement so until they reveal my participation I can't share any details about the movie and my role," she said.

Kris also said she hopes to give her followers encouragement to face what they are going through. She thanked her family and children for being there for her.

For a year, i experienced rejections. A part of my spirit broke. There were 2 shows i lost because hiring an Aquino for TV was a political risk not worth taking... But something happened March 23, 2017- a Tony & Grammy award winning Broadway producer, Jhett Tolentino contacted me through Cong. Len Alonte and Manang Nene Chan. He was helping a Filipino-Chinese-American agent friend of his reach me to ask if I'd want to audition for a big Hollywood studio movie about to start filming. The pressure was I had to submit my reel in 72 hrs. I felt I had nothing to lose, so we went for it. 48 hrs after Jhett's call, on March 25 we mounted an audition shoot in Manila Peninsula. Thank you ARMADA, Direk Ricky Villabona, Jules Dacanay, DOP Shayne Sarte & her team, Juan Sarte, Nante Alingasa, Kimi Yap, my finance guru Nicko Falcis, Alvin, and the entire Kris Online team, plus Atty Joji's Quantum Post Production for the unwavering faith. We shot, they immediately edited & color graded, both my audition scenes & video BIO. Sunday we sent the high definition material. And we waited. And PRAYED. Tonight I fly to Los Angeles to meet Chris Lee, my agent to sign my contract. I passed 5 levels of intense scrutiny and was offered a role. It is surreal to be reading the script from a major Hollywood studio watermarked on every page with my name. I signed a non disclosure agreement so until they reveal my participation I can't share any details about the movie & my role. But today Easter Sunday- I wanted you to know my story... I pray it gives you encouragement & hope. I am proof that in life doors will shut & there will be heartbreaking setbacks but FAITH in God's plan will open new, unexpected doors. We just need to trust in His Love, Provision, Restoration & Perfect Timing. Grace is unmerited; it's God's Gift we humbly receive with a heart overflowing with Gratitude. To my siblings & sons- I share this blessing w/ you. THANK YOU for being my strength. A post shared by  Kris Aquino (@krisaquino) on Apr 15, 2017 at 11:56pm PDT 

Kris recently returned to the small screen for her TV special Trip ni Kris, which aired on GMA-7. But she became involved in controversy after she said in a PEP interview that she was dismayed at how her working relationship turned out with the show's producer Rhodora Morales and Morales' son Renan.

The issue led to the cancellation of the Trip ni Kris airing on her Facebook page. She has since issued an apology to Rhodora over the interview. (READ: Kris Aquino apologizes to producer of 'Trip ni Kris'– Rappler.com