Although she’s undoubtedly one of the hottest female teen stars today, Kathryn Bernardo stressed that she has a long way to go in show business. “Awkward siya kapag sinasabihan [kami ng ganon] kasi para sa amin malayo pa yung journey na tatahakin namin kasi hindi pa naman kami ganon katagal sa industry gaya ng iba. [We’re] still in the process [of proving our worth]. Hindi pa namin talaga kine-claim yung hottest teen star [na title],” she told Push.com.ph and other entertainment media during her pictorial for Procter and Gamble’s “Gandang ‘Di Mo Inakala” campaign last Tuesday, May 14.
The 17-year-old further shared that she wants to explore other venues where she can improve as an artist. “Hindi naman pwede acting lang kasi magsasawa mga tao. Open ako mag-explore ng ibang talents na pwede ko ma-discover. Maybe play the guitar or ukelele.”
Asked if she plans to be a recording artist like her on screen partner Daniel Padilla, Kathryn said she’s open to doing workshops in singing if given the chance. She couldn’t help but laugh when teased that she can also stage a concert at the Big Dome in the future. “Huwag muna sa Araneta Coliseum. Sa Music Museum muna. Siya (Daniel) ang mag-produce ng album para ‘di lugi. Hindi ko alam. Tignan natin. Happy lang ako sa concert niya. Lahat naman ata ng bata na-inspire kay DJ kasi very successful yung concert niya.”
In the meantime, Kathryn just took her entrance exam at Enderun College where she plans to take up fashion marketing. She initially wanted to go to school together with her celebrity friends Julia Montes and Miles Ocampo, but finding a common schedule would be impossible given their individual projects. “Hindi ko alam kung ano mangyari sa plan na yun kasi inaayos pa nila yung sa kanila. Yung sa akin I think yun muna mauuna.”
As it is, she hopes to finish her college studies just like her role model Iya Villania. “Ever since bata ako siya at si Ms. Angel Aquino [ang idol ko]. Kasi si Iya nakagraduate siya ng college tapos very mabait siya as a person tapos parang ang fun lang niya kapag nakikita mo. So every time nakikita ko siya gusto ko ganon ako ilang years from now. So isa siya sa local artists na gusto ko.”