Eugene Domingo wishes to study in 2014
Eugene Domingo is particular with her goals and plans.
“Oo, sinusulat ko talaga ’yung gusto kong ma-achieve,” Eugene told Bulletin Entertainment and other members of the press during a recent media lunch on how she manages her plans and ambitions.
With 2014 fast approaching, she, however, admitted that she does not have a New Year’s resolution “kasi okay naman ako, wala naman akong gustong baguhin.” Instead, she divulged goal for the coming year.
“I want to finish something. I want to study something – I want to learn something aside from (the performance arts). Pag-iisipan ko pa. (Probably) special courses,” Eugene, who attended the Theatre Arts Program at the University of the Philippines, related.
The award-winning actress also said that while she plans to take it “easy” in 2014, she would still be “concentrating on festivals, na pupuntahan ng ‘Barber’s Tales,’” referring to an indie film that has yet to screen locally but has already competed in festivals abroad.
“(It) is showing probably early part of next year, so magko-concentrate muna ako dun kasi, it like a reintroduction eh, dramang-drama siya. So, I need to prepare you, and myself, also for that,” she added.
A different career path
The touted “Rough Diamond Star” (homage to the original “Diamond Star” Maricel Soriano) shared that if she hadn’t taken the show business route, she sees herself working in a bank.
“I want to count money. I want to learn how to invest. I want to be good in Math. Mahina ako sa Math,” Eugene admitted.
Going back to her idea of studying again, she added laughing, “Baka ’yun ’yung pag-aralan ko. Road to Math, Math 1…”
Turning serious, Eugene believes that “Filipinos should learn how to invest,” saying, “Kailangan hindi tayo parang mayaman lang ngayong araw na ’to.”
She, herself, has invested some of her money with several private companies she did not name.
“I believe dapat ang iyong vision is that, ‘You shouldn’t always be working for money, but your money should work for you.’”
‘Kimmy Dora 3’
Eugene returns in the titular roles of twins in the final installment of the “Kimmy Dora” film series, the Metro Manila Film Festival entry, “Kimmy Dora: Ang Kiyemeng Prequel.”
She shared that this last “Kimmy Dora” movie “really required a serious study of some kind of a Bruce Lee martial arts stuff. Hindi siya madaan sa projection lang o comedy type. You really needed skill for it…”
While the first two movies had its “pieces of action moves,” Eugene said that in the upcoming film, “Direk Chris (Martinez) specifically wanted me to train for that one long sequence na action, so I said, ‘O sige.’ So nagkaron ako ng training. Napaka-extensive nung training. Then we shot the action scene, that one sequence, for three days.”