If I may draw a connection between "The Meg" and "Crazy Rich Asians", two movies that both deserve to make plenty at the box office this month, it is this: Hollywood rom-coms, like enormous killer sharks, are theoretically extinct - once a staple of every studio's lineup, they've now pretty much vanished.
Aquino was accompanied by her youngest son Bimby who looked dapper in a barong.
"She's a highlight of the movie, for me, she's a highlight", he said in a video shared by Aquino on Instagram.
For those of you unfamiliar with the glorious franchise, Crazy Rich Asians (CRA) is the most extravagant novel and film to ever exist (only a slight exaggeration), and its red carpet premiere proved exactly that. It is too bad that the dress overwhelms and takes away the focus from her glittery necklace.
In an earlier post, she said that she was still deciding on which of the gowns by Michael Leyva and Francis Libiran she would wear.
Wu, who plays Rachel Chu, the film's heroine, arrived to the premiere clad in a sparkling, embellished silver Ralph & Russo couture gown with an off-the-shoulder neckline and fringed sleeves.
The film "Crazy Rich Asians" is slated to be released worldwide this August. Wu portrays Rachel, who discovers her boyfriend, Nick (Golding), belongs to the richest of the rich of Singapore just before their wedding. The tart tone has been replaced with a sweeter, more rom-com-friendly one, and my own favorite character, the glamorous Astrid (Gemma Chan), has been given so little screen time that you wonder why she's even there at all.
Aside from the high-profile participation of Kris Aquino in "Crazy Rich Asians" - at least to the Filipino audience - another actress familiar to Kapamilya viewers also appears in the Hollywood film about navigating the world of Asia's ultra-rich.