Kevin Kwan Says He Sought Advice From Kris Aquino In Developing 2 Ponoy Characters in New Boook
KEVIN KWAN – Singaporean author Kevin Kwan said he asked actress Kris Aquino for an advice on Filipino characters in his new book.
Singaporean-American novelist Kevin Kwan is the author of the best-selling novel ‘Crazy Rich Asians.’ The book gathered worldwide recognition that it was even adapted to a Hollywood film.
Kevin Kwan released his new book “S*x and Vanity” last June. It immediately became one of the ‘New York Times’ bestsellers. The novel will be adapted into a movie by SK Global and Sony Pictures.
In a previous article, ‘Queen of Collaborations’ Heart Evangelista shared her poolside photo of her reading Kwan’s latest book. The author commented on her post, he wished the artist a good time as she pored over his book.
Kevin Kwan’s new book follows Lucie Churchill, an American-born Chinese and the man of her dreams George Zao. Filipinas are also featured in his new book. In an interview with Metro, he revealed that he asked Kris Aquino for advice on the Pinoy characters – the Ortiz sisters in his book.
The Singaporean author said he asked the ‘Queen of All Media’ for the recommendation on the school of the Ortiz sister. He said schools were important in the book because it shows the provenance of the characters. Kris suggested her mom Cory Aquino’s school, the St. Scholastica’s College.
“Actually, I had asked my friend Kris Aquino for recommendations on the school of the Ortiz sisters…”
“For me, I wanted to poke fun at that. I wanted to poke fun at educational snobs. I went to public high school, public university, and I thought I had a great education. And then I moved to New York! I was going to parties and I was meeting all these young East Coast elites, and within three minutes of meeting them, they will tell you they went to Harvard, to Princeton, to Standford—and where did you go? Everyone’s always announcing their entire educational resumes. So I wanted to throw it out there in the book, so you cold see and judge them immediately. So it became a funny joke to do,” he added.
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