Updated 12:37 PM PHT Mon, April 17, 2017
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, April 17) — TV host Kris Aquino announced on social media a movie comeback as she flew to Los Angeles on Easter Sunday, California to sign a Hollywood film deal.
Dubbed as Philippines' "Queen of All Media", Aquino said in her Instagram post that she would be signing her contract after sending in an audition reel to "a big Hollywood studio movie" which is set to film soon.
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.
"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," Aquino said.
Aquino elaborated on the intense preparations she had made to bag the role, particularly with coming up with an audition reel in less than 72 hours.
The TV host then explained that she won't be able to share details on her role and the movie, but is grateful from all the support she has garnered from her colleagues.
"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," Aquino added.
After disappearing from the limelight for almost a year after leaving ABS-CBN, Kris Aquino marked her TV comeback with her new travel and lifestyle TV special on GMA-7, Trip ni Kris.
Her comeback, however, was marred with controversy after expressing her disappointment with show producer Rhodora Morales in an interview with online magazine PEP.
Aquino then apologized to Morales on her Facebook page.