LOOK: Kris Aquino dazzles in yellow at 'Crazy Rich Asians' premiere in Hollywood
MANILA, Philippines – Kris Aquino made her grand entrance on Tuesday, August 7 (Wednesday, August 8 Manila time) at the world premiere of Crazy Rich Asians in Hollywood.
Clad in a yellow Michael Leyva gown, Kris was accompanied by her son Bimby. She also took time to interact with fans and with reporters. (READ: This is how Kris Aquino bagged her role in 'Crazy Rich Asians')
"This was the reason we made the effort to be here.... it is my honor to proudly represent the Philippines. Maraming salamat po sa effort n'yo to show your love & support!" (Thank you very much for the effort to show your love and support.)
In an earlier post, she said that she was still deciding on which of the gowns by Michael Leyva and Francis Libiran she would wear. She said she would be wearing customized jewelry.
We tried 5 gowns- by @francislibiran8 & @michaelleyva_... i’m definitely wearing 1 of these. My jewelry was created by @diagoldjewelry Makeup is by @rbchanco. Many thanks to now LA based @pinantonio for my hair. #kaysarapmagingpilipino #pinoypride See you all at the Hollywood red carpet premiere of @crazyrichasians. (song credit: Impossible Dream sung by @jedmadelaofficial from the album Paalam, Maraming Salamat from @starmusicph)
Michael, who has designed outfits for Kris in the past, posted a photo of the "Queen of All Media" in his yellow creation.
Kris said in an Instagram post that the most memorable moment for her at the premiere was when Warner Bros chairman Toby Emmerich introduced her to a Filipina-American member of his staff.
“He said that for 25 years she’d been taking such great care of him but had never asked for premiere night tickets except for tonight for [Crazy Rich Asians] because she wanted to meet me. It was just so heartwarming how many pictures Mr. Emmerich took of us because it just proved to me that anywhere in the world- our graciousness as a people is valued,” Kris wrote as she shared a compilation of photos and videos of her red carpet experience.
If you’ll ask me what my unforgettable moment inside the TCL Chinese Theater was- it was being approached by the @wbpictures group chairman Toby Emmerich because he wanted to introduce his favorite staff member from the Beverly Hills Hotel who is a Filipina American. He said that for 25 years she’d been taking such great care of him but had never asked for premiere night tickets except for tonight for @crazyrichasians because she wanted to meet me. It was just so heartwarming how many pictures Mr. Emmerich took of us because it just proved to me that anywhere in the world- our graciousness as a people is valued. I’m sure Bimb & i had the honor of being seated w/ his family because of how much affection a fellow Filipina had for me... @kevinkwanbooks made sure to check on me & as always he expressed so much gratitude for the support of Filipinos worldwide. P.S. Nabalitaan ko po na may konting sagutan na naganap between my brother & Sec Alan Cayetano- sa hindi sinasadyang choice- my clutch came from the Manila Fame & was given by @mayorlanicayetano. #lovelovelove THANK YOU to all the Filipinos who showed up w/ their flags, banners, and patiently waited since lunchtime to get prime spots. Yung effort na binigay nyo i know wasn’t just for me but because of Philippine pride. Uulitin ko po #kaysarapmagingpilipino. This was a chance to represent our country & i thank God for the once in a lifetime blessing.
She also shared that Crazy Rich Asians author Kevin Kwan checked on her and expressed his gratitude for the support of Filipinos.
In Crazy Rich Asians, Kris plays Princess Intan, a Malay princess. In a still from the movie, Kris is seen interacting with Rachel (Constance Wu), the protagonist of the film.
Based on Kevin's books, Rachel travels to Singapore to meet boyfriend Nick Young (Henry Golding)'s family. It's there that she discovers that her boyfriend's family is well-off and that Nick is one of Singapore's most eligible bachelors.
Crazy Rich Asians opens in the Philippines on August 22. – Rappler.com