Cherie Gil Draws Flak After Giving An Actor Unsolicited Fashion AdviceCherie Gil is one of the most respected and opinionated actresses today. She is known for being articulated and fearless in expressing her opinions. To many people, she can also be considered as a fashion icon because of her good style. Gil is known for making villainesses look highly glamorous and stylish, which is now being followed by most kontrabidas of this generation.
So what can you expect from a fashionable veteran and frank actress? Of course, she may give fashion advice whenever she thinks it is necessary. She has recently showcased her ability to give style advice especially to other actors. But not all people agree with what she did.
At the recent awards night of the 36th Gawad Urian held last June 18 at the NBC Tent (Bonifacio Global City), she instantly gave unsolicited advice to an awardee who came ‘not prepared.’ She did it after presenting the award for Best Supporting Actor, which was bagged by theater actor Art Acuña. It seemed that Gil could not wait to give her tip to the indie actor.
Right after Acuña received his acting trophy, Gil immediately congratulated him and told him to get a fashion stylist next time. Acuña was wearing long sleeves on top of denim jeans. He looked improperly dressed compared to most other attendees of the event, who came in formal attire. It seemed that he came just to drop by and not to stay longer. Or it could be that he was not expecting to win.
Acuña won the best supporting actor trophy for his role in the indie movie ‘Posas.’ He is not yet a popular actor, but he has already done popular mainstream projects in TV. He was one of the actors in the series ‘Lobo,’ ‘Nasaan Ka Elisa?’ and ‘Kitchen Musical.’ Many people assert that he has a resemblance to comedian Brad Pete.
Many observers think Gil turned ‘tactless’ in that incident. However, more people also agree with her view that actors who attend awards nights should come properly dressed for the occasion. Showbiz fashion observers consider awards nights as fashion events, wherein attendees show off their sense of fashion and style.
It can be noted that the incident was not the first time that Gil turned critical of other celebrities. Barely a month ago, she lambasted Vice Ganda after the latter had a ‘bad joke’ targeting Jessica Soho and the rape victims in general. In her social network account, Gil called Vice Ganda a scum of the earth. He criticized him for making others as subjects of his ridicule.
However, she can also be as lavish when giving praises. In the same awards night, she flattered Nora Aunor for being an outstanding actress. Aunor was named as best actress that night for her performance in the indie ‘Thy Womb.’ Jericho Rosales bagged the best actor award while Alessandra de Rossi got the best supporting actress trophy.