MANILA – When one door closes, another one opens. This saying is especially true for Kris Aquino who scored a huge break after experiencing a year of rejections.
In an Instagram post on Sunday, Aquino shared how a part of her spirit broke when she lost two shows “because hiring an Aquino for TV was a political risk not worth taking.”
However, things turned around for the better when she got a call from Tony and Grammy award winning Broadway producer Jhett Tolentino, who contacted her last March 23.
“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 hours,” Aquino wrote in the caption.
Thinking there is nothing to lose, Aquino went for it and quickly mounted an audition shoot in Manila.
“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,” she said.
Aquino’s prayers were answered as she revealed that she is set to fly to the United States on Sunday night to sign her 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,” Aquino said.
Because she signed a non-disclosure agreement, Aquino said she is not yet at liberty to reveal anything about the project and her role. However, she decided to share her story just in time for 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,” she said.
Aquino then thanked her siblings and sons for always being her strength.