Yes, you heard that right, the 'Queen of All Media' can now include Hollywood acting in her impressive resume soon. According to her post on Instagram, she was offered an international role during difficult times. She suffered a year of constant rejections and lost two shows since “hiring an Aquino for TV was a political risk not worth taking.”
Thankfully, things seem to get better as PEP.ph reported that she landed a role in a movie she auditioned for and that it will be produced by a big Hollywood studio.
“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.”
Being the risk taker that she was, she took the chance. “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.”
Eventually, she got the job and has flown to Los Angeles to meet Chris Lee, her agent to sign the 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.”
So yes, she still can’t reveal anything yet. “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 heart breaking 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 with you. THANK YOU for being my strength.”