Veteran Filipina Actress Joins Nicole Kidman at Premiere of Hollywood Series ‘Expats’

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MANILA, Philippines: The highly esteemed Filipina veteran actress, Ruby Ruiz, has brought pride and honor to the Philippines as she graced the premiere night of the Prime Video series “Expats” in New York. In this exciting new series, she shares the screen with Hollywood actress Nicole Kidman, showcasing her exceptional talent on an international platform.

In a series of captivating Instagram posts, Ruiz shared her exhilarating experience celebrating with the cast and crew during the red carpet event and afterparty. The clips also captured her engaging with the Hollywood press, toasting with the stars, and even holding hands with Kidman. It was truly a night to remember for Ruiz, and her posts were flooded with messages of congratulations from local stars such as Anne Curtis, Shaina Magdayao, Bella Padilla, Charo Santos, and Iza Calzado.

“Expats” is a six-part limited series directed by the talented Lulu Wang and based on the internationally best-selling novel “The Expatriates” by Janice Y. K. Lee. The story is set against the vibrant and tumultuous backdrop of 2014 Hong Kong, and it revolves around the lives of three American women – Margaret (played by Kidman), Hilary (portrayed by Sarayu Blue), and Mercy (brought to life by Ji-young Yoo). These women’s lives intersect following a sudden family tragedy. The series delves into questions of privilege and explores the blurred lines between victimhood and culpability. Brian Tee takes on the role of Margaret’s husband, Clarke, while Jack Huston portrays Hilary’s husband, David.

In “Expats,” Ruiz plays the role of a struggling nanny within Kidman’s family. Her character adds depth to the storyline, showcasing her versatility as an actress. It is yet another remarkable achievement in her career.

The series is set to premiere on January 26 (US time) with two episodes, followed by weekly releases until the finale on February 23. Viewers can anticipate an engaging and thought-provoking narrative that tackles complex themes and offers a captivating glimpse into the lives of these intriguing characters.

Aside from her role in “Expats,” Ruiz has also made a notable appearance in the Hollywood film “The Bourne Legacy” (2012), starring alongside Jeremy Renner and Rachel Weisz. This opportunity arose when the production chose the Philippines as a filming location, providing Ruiz with the chance to showcase her talent on an international scale.

Ruby Ruiz’s presence in “Expats” and her previous ventures in Hollywood serve as a testament to the immense talent that the Philippines has to offer to the global entertainment industry. Her achievements not only bring pride to her home country but also inspire aspiring actors and actresses to pursue their dreams relentlessly.

As we eagerly await the premiere of “Expats,” let us celebrate Ruby Ruiz’s accomplishments and anticipate the impact she will undoubtedly make in this highly anticipated series. Her exceptional performance alongside Nicole Kidman is sure to captivate audiences worldwide and further solidify her status as a talented and versatile actress.

Source: The Manila Times

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