Clad in a yellow Michael Leyva gown, Kris was accompanied by her son Bimby. "Crazy Rich Asians" - the novel - has multiple main characters (the book alternates chapters between them), with intertwining plotlines over 500+ pages, and a deliciously satirical tone, particularly in its footnotes, as it skewers the excesses of the ultra-rich Singapore family at its center. In a video clip Aquino posted on Instagram today, August 8, she can be seen with Bimby walking towards a crowd of fans subdued by a barricade, who all welcomed her with screams and flashing camera phones.
"This was the reason we made the effort to be here.it is my honor to proudly represent the Philippines".
"Crazy Rich Asians" starts its worldwide roll out on August 15. The dress looks great on her, but we are not so sure about her choice to wear her hair in an updo with swirly bangs. Note that Crazy Rich Asians estimated screen average last night of $1,3K equals that of Hotel Transylvania 3's June 29 Amazon/Atom Tickets matinee sneak, even though that played at 1,000 theaters making $1.3M.
American-Chinese actress Constance Wu, who plays leading lady Rachel in the film, showed up in a strapless white sequinned dress with tassled sleeves.
Leading man Henry Golding, who plays Singapore's most eligible bachelor Nick Young in the film, showed up in a pale blue suit. Rachel, a New Yorker, has never been to Asia when Nick invites her there to meet his family, and she's dazzled by the breathtaking scenery, the lovingly photographed and prepared food, the luxurious abundance of the real estate - and by Nick's imperious mother, Eleanor (Michelle Yeoh), who quickly makes it clear that she disapproves of Rachel.
While talking to the crowd at She Knows Media's Blogher Creators Summit, the actress recalled why she turned down the opportunity to host a screening of the buzzy upcoming film "Crazy Rich Asians".