On August 18, Crazy Rich Asians author Kevin Kwan appeared on ANC's Headstart. PEP.ph noted that host Karen Davila had to ask him about Kris Aquino's role in the movie adaptation of his bestselling novel. Kevin answered, "Kris Aquino is part of the cast."
Karen tried to get more details about the role Kris was playing. Kevin said, "I'm absolutely not allowed to say anything other than that." He then added, "It's a very special part and I think audiences are going to love it."
Kevin said he specifically wanted a Filipino to be in the movie. "We have two, actually. Nico Santos, the comedian, is also in the movie," he said.