Sharon Cuneta proud of Kris Aquino's role in 'Crazy Rich Asians'

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Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, August 29) — Seems like everyone's gone crazy for 'Crazy Rich Asians'.

Award-winning singer and actress Sharon Cuneta supported Kris Aquino in her role as Princess Intan.

"When one of us has the blessing of being chosen among hundreds to become part of a Hollywood movie - especially from a major studio and based on a best-selling book, WE SHOULD BE HAPPY. PROUD," Cuneta said on Instagram.

Cuneta added that however short Kris Aquino's role was in the film, it opened doors for more Filipinos in international cinema.

"It opens more doors in world cinema for Filipinos and other Asians, like Ms. Lea Salonga opened doors for many in Broadway. A short - but important - exposure in a film like this should've made us all root for Kris," Cuneta said.

She encouraged her followers to send messages of support to Aquino and congratulated her for her role in the film.

The Hollywood blockbuster with an all-Asian cast had the most successful opening day for a foreign romantic comedy in the Philippines, grossing ₱82.7 million in its first five days. Aside from Aquino, U.S.-based Filipino comedian Nico Santos appeared in the movie as Oliver T'sien.

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