It came as a surprise to everyone when Queen of All Media Kris Aquino suddenly backed out of Star Cinema’s official entry to the Metro Manila Film Festiva (MMFF). In an Instagram post, Kris revealed her reason for not pushing through with the shooting is the realization that she hasn’t healed emotionally yet.  It can be recalled that she had a short-lived romance last year with her supposed leading man in the movie, Mayor Herbert Bautista. To add to her unreadiness to expose her feelings, Kris’ request for a certain cinematographer  was not granted.

Featured image courtesy of Instagram @withlovekrisaquino

Here’s her explanation:

This is about a film, and just 1 request on my end after endless compromising to honor my commitment… But w/ a storyline that would lay bare all my insecurities- the treatment given to me had the harsh but realistic words: “Sya si Kris- ang babaeng laging di pinipili… ” And yet, I was a good sport and said GO, let’s do it. But tonight I got word that the only person i asked for, my cinematographer just couldn’t do the project because of scheduling conflicts- I said NO… His job was to hold a mirror to my heart & soul for you to see in our movie, and I knew I’d be in good hands… And it just couldn’t fall into place… In tackling this movie, I was taking the leap of faith of reopening already healed wounds- until I realized tonight, what for? After all my track record of professionalism can’t be questioned, my Kris Tv family, close friends & I worked hard to have 68 block screenings for #EtiquetteForMistresses starting tomorrow- I believe I’ve done my utmost… And now i’m doing what is best for me. Simpleng alaga lang sana sa isang project w/ a pressure packed timeline… It just didn’t fall into place. And I know enough to prioritize taking care of me… That’s why I choose to walk away. And put myself first, not because I want to be difficult, but simply because I’ve earned the privilege to say NO w/ courage & dignity. Good Night. THE END.

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