On Aquino and Abunda Tonight, Kim Chiu said it was Kris Aquino who encouraged her to take on the role of Ina in Etiquette for Mistresses. Kim admitted having had second thoughts accepting the role because it’s a leap from doing “teeny bopper” roles.
Kris also coached her on the dos and don’ts on the set of Direk Chito Rono. Kim recounted how Kris noticed when she ad libbed and she told Kim to refrain from doing it. Shortly after Kris told her that, Direk Chito called Kim’s attention and told her the same thing.
On the other hand, Kris said she’s learned from Kim how to be “organic, relaxed lang, kalma.”
Kim said that working on this project also taught her a lot as an actress. One of the things she’s learned is “kailangan mong seryosohin ang sinasabi mo.”
Asked what she learned from Direk Chito, Kim said, “kailangan mong magbigay ng bago.” From the movie and her role as a mistress, Kim said she learned she has “to make decisions on (her) own.”