Bukod sa naiwang iconic line ni Cherie Gil na “you’re nothing but a second rate trying hard copycat” mula sa 1985 blockbuster movie na Bituing Walang Ninging na pinagbidahan ni Sharon Cuneta ay may naiwan ding mga importanteng aral at paalala ang veteran actress para sa mga baguhang artista ng showbiz industry.
Mababasa ito sa librong Actors Etiquette na sinulat niya noong 2018. Maraming matututunan ang mga artistang nagsisimula pa lang sa naturang libro na base na rin sa mga natutunan ng premyadong kontrabida sa mahabang taon niya sa industriya.
Narito ang mga mahahalagang aral na nakapaloob sa libro:
"Certain actors’ etiquette are not taught in some acting workshops. And I think they should be. I personally think the following and NOT in the order of importance.”
"NEVER ever kiss me in greeting, out of so called politeness and courtesy, if I don’t know who the hell you are! Introduce yourself first.”
"And pllleeeaaasssee don’t call me TITA unless we are blood related (or super super close fam friends).”
"NEVER ever echo the directors' instructions to your co-actor in the scene.”
"Never TEACH your co-actor or tell her/him how he should do the scene or his part UNLESS you need something from the actor which would help you in your own process. BUT ask kindly and humbly.”
"NEVER look to your cellphone or retouch while blocking/reading a scene ( I promise I’ll either slap you or walk out on you).”
"NEVER ever let ANY actor wait for you when called to the set ESPECIALLY senior actors.”
“Art is a collaboration. And there is always room to learn from and grow with one another. So ... please throw your effing ugly EGO out the window.”
“There are various kinds of EGO by the way. Learn the difference. KEEP the good kind which is necessary for creativity and your own preservation of self-worth!"
Samantala, bukod sa Bituing Walang Ningning ay isa rin si Cherie sa tatlong bida ng pelikulang Sana’y Wala Nang Wakas. The other two lead stars of the movie were Sharon Cuneta and Dina Bonnevie.
Taong 1980 nang ilunsad si Cherie ng Regal Films sa pelikulang Problem Child. She was only 16 years old that time.
Sa mga hindi pa nakakaalam, nagkaroon din ng hit song noon si Cherie na may title na Boy (I Love You). Sumikat ang kanta noong 1979.