MANILA, Philippines: The Philippines takes pride in the remarkable talent of veteran actress Ruby Ruiz, who recently graced the premiere night of the Prime Video series “Expats” in New York. In this highly-anticipated series, Ruiz shares the screen with Hollywood superstar Nicole Kidman.
Through a series of captivating Instagram posts, Ruiz gave her followers a glimpse into the unforgettable night she had, celebrating with the cast and crew during the red carpet event and afterparty. The clips showcased her engaging interviews with the Hollywood press, raising a glass in celebration with the stars, and even sharing a heartfelt moment holding hands with Kidman.
Ruiz’s posts were flooded with congratulatory messages from local stars, including Anne Curtis, Shaina Magdayao, Bella Padilla, Charo Santos, and Iza Calzado. Her success in “Expats” has not only brought honor to herself but also to the entire Philippines.
“Expats” is a captivating six-part limited series directed by the talented Lulu Wang. Based on the internationally best-selling novel “The Expatriates” by Janice Y. K. Lee, the show takes place in the vibrant and tumultuous backdrop of 2014 Hong Kong. The story revolves around three American women: Margaret (played by Nicole Kidman), Hilary (portrayed by Sarayu Blue), and Mercy (brought to life by Ji-young Yoo). Their lives intersect after a sudden family tragedy, raising thought-provoking questions about privilege and exploring the blurred boundaries between victimhood and culpability. Alongside Kidman, Brian Tee plays the role of Margaret’s husband Clarke, while Jack Huston portrays Hilary’s husband David.
In this compelling series, Ruiz takes on the role of a struggling nanny within Kidman’s on-screen family. Her portrayal promises to captivate audiences and leave a lasting impression.
“Expats” is set to premiere with two exciting episodes on January 26 (US time), followed by weekly releases until the grand finale on February 23. Viewers can look forward to immersing themselves in the gripping narrative and unraveling the complexities of the characters’ lives.
Beyond her involvement in “Expats,” Ruiz has also made her mark in Hollywood. She had a small but noteworthy role in the 2012 film “The Bourne Legacy” alongside Jeremy Renner and Rachel Weisz. This project showcased the beauty of the Philippines, as many scenes were shot within the country.
Ruby Ruiz’s success in “Expats” not only highlights her immense talent but also serves as a testament to the growing recognition of Filipino actors on the international stage. Her achievements pave the way for other actors from the Philippines to showcase their skills and contribute to the global entertainment industry.
As the premiere of “Expats” approaches, anticipation continues to build, and fans eagerly await the opportunity to witness the talent and brilliance of Ruby Ruiz alongside the incomparable Nicole Kidman. This series promises to be a captivating exploration of the human experience, delving into themes that resonate across cultures and borders. Don’t miss the chance to be a part of this extraordinary journey when “Expats” premieres on Prime Video.
Source: The Manila Times