Cherry Pie Picache’s advice to younger costars
“Don’t take things for granted. Work hard on earning your spot in this industry,” said actress Cherry Pie Picache when asked to give pieces of advice to her younger costars in the romantic-comedy series “Marry Me, Marry You.”
“You are really blessed to be where you are now. Not all talents were given this opportunity as quickly as you did. When I was just starting, we all had to work hard for every project we made, for every scene we shot, not just for television but also for film,” Cherry Pie said during a recent virtual media conference wherein all the cast members, including lead stars Janine Gutierrez and Paulo Avelino, gathered at the Dolphy Theater inside the ABS-CBN Compound in Quezon City.
“Back then, I also learned a lot from the actors I idolized. They also gave us pointers on what to do and what not to do. I hope you don’t get offended when we sometimes talk to you about your work on the set. I hope you take this positively,” she stressed. “Take your craft seriously because this will entail your longevity in the industry. Be respectful to your coworkers, no matter who they are. Be disciplined, because others are working really hard and they deserve only the best from you.”
Cherry Pie added that for someone like her who has been doing TV work for the last 35 years, working in a lock-in set is really a major adjustment. “Things are really different now. Yes, working has now become more personal because you are all in a contained location and you are able to get to know each other better, and you become a family. This way, you also learn so much, not only about your craft or the product you are currently working on, but you also learn life lessons from your coworkers.”
“Old-school actors like me are used to the old-school way of shooting or taping, so now there are so many things for us to adjust to, especially with the new platform we are in,” Cherry Pie observed. “I realized that the whole industry is evolving, and we all have to adapt to that. I’m glad that I’m also learning as an actor. I’m grateful to still be doing that every single day.” INQ
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