The Internet was a flutter yesterday due to many conflicting reports as to whether Kris Aquino has been confirmed for the film adaptation of Kevin Kwan’s Crazy Rich Asians. Articles have since been edited to speculative angles, but we’ve already got it on our minds: Kris Aquino, movie role or not, IS a crazy rich Asian.
Judging from the first book, it could be possible that she plays Carol Tai, a devoted Christian, friend to Eleanor (Yeoh), and wife of a none-too-legal billionaire; or perhaps even a new role altogether. All available rumours right now point to a minor role as a Brunei princess with 5 minutes of screen time, but we’re rooting for mumsh as hard as anyone. Given that the third book features much of the Philippines, it could also be possible that Aquino plays a minor role in the first couple of movies—leading up to a starring one in the third chapter.
We’ve decided to work with the information (or lack of it), and draw up a list of suggestions for Aquino’s eventual stylist for the movie. Wouldn’t it be exciting to see how they sneak her Kamiseta collab in?
Who knows what Aquino’s first appearance in the movie will be? But no matter the scene—whether at the Young mansion, or some hoity toy it event— it will beg a show-stopping coat to shrug off. Our choice is Delpozo.
The Wedding Scene
The wedding between Colin Khoo and Araminta Lee is the entire premise of Rachel Chu and Nick Young coming to Singapore, and it is the only setting in the story where the entire cast of characters participates in. Aquino will definitely be in it. One does not really wear black, white, or red to a Chinese wedding, but gold is the totally necessary. Bucketloads of heirloom jewellery and Cartier with this flouncy Johanna Ortiz S/S16 dress in blue will work—and it’s already in Aquino’s signature cap-sleeve and fitted silhouette.
The Old World Restaurant
The movie plays a lot on old and new: the old/new rich, the old/new players, the old/new houses, the old/new dresses. And the way that it highlights this juxtaposition in the books is to regularly put the “new” in “old” settings—that is to say, invite the “new rich girl” to an “old world type restaurant” to show how uncouth she is. Whatever Aquino’s role, she will end up in an old world type restaurant; the only thing that remains to be seen is what side she’ll be on.
The Throw Down
Throw downs are always best done in breathtaking style. As an observer to the inevitable mess, Aquino should remain an inconspicuous style star– or at least as inconspicuous as Kris Aquino could ever be. A cream peplum suit would work her body shape, no matter how innocent she’s going to act. (Not that Aquino needs to act to be in a movie titled ‘Crazy Rich Asians.’ Honestly, she’s perfect for it.)