Kris Aquino has released her audition reel for last year's blockbuster hit film Crazy Rich Asians, and it's total gold. "On purpose, we held back on releasing the actual audition material that was sent to the Hollywood casters of Crazy Rich Asians," Kris wrote in the clip's caption. "So why now? Because the time is right. I am okay, in fact, comfortable sharing with you a special moment in my life."
The actress eventually bagged the part of the regal Princess Intan in the final flick, and Kris reveals that it was a moment of self-actualization: "...Kevin Kwan’s wild, perhaps crazy idea to write in the role of Princess Intan for Rachel’s 'moment'—the lead star’s realization of her self-worth, because she was an intelligent, accomplished, beautiful NYU professor—for that scene everything I believe in as a woman was affirmed."
Well said, Kris. Here, watch her full audition tape! Looks like she was also gunning to portray one of tiger mom Eleanor Young's wealthy amigas.