Gretchen's daughter not closing doors on showbiz

Posted at 02/24/13 8:38 PM

Dominique Barretto-Cojuangco sits down for her first TV interview

MANILA, Philippines – The daughter of actress Gretchen Barretto and businessman Tony Boy Cojuangco said she is so much fond of her mother’s showbiz world that she is not closing her doors to it.

In her very first television interview during her 18th birthday on Saturday, Dominique recalled her visits to the set of “Princess and I,” Barretto’s former television series.

“It was so much fun. I can’t imagine how they do it there. They work for long hours and the atmosphere is so positive, they are all so happy and so vibrant. I love it. I love it,” she said in the interview which was aired on "The Buzz" on Sunday.

Dominique also shared that she regularly watches her mom on television.

“I start laughing [when I see her on TV]. That sounds really mean. But it’s like, it’s just so strange, especially when she has those very intense scenes where she’s crying, or angry. I find it hilarious. She’s very good, she’s amazing but I find it so funny because it’s not her personality at all. She’s a happy person so it’s so funny to see her so angry and shaking,” she said.

Confessing that she is fond of showbiz, Dominique said she might also try it one day.

“I might. I don’t like saying I wouldn’t try something because I think life is about trying new things and taking all opportunities,” she said.

Despite this, Dominique emphasized that her studies will always be her main priority.

“I definitely want to finish school first before anything else. I’m excited because I’m moving to London after I graduate in August,” she said.

According to Dominique, she will be taking up fashion design in London.

As the only child of Barretto and Conjuangco, Dominique also said there is nothing more she could ask for.