Ruffa Gutierrez takes crash course on modern espionage-A A +A
Tuesday, September 3, 2013
ACTRESS Ruffa Gutierrez returned to the country from her one month stay in London armed with new knowledge on spies and modern espionage.
During the launch of the September 2013 issue of Metro Magazine, Gutierrez surprised the entertainment press when she revealed that she took a different course at the King's College London.
The former beauty queen who initially wanted to study International Political Economy in one of London's premier educational institutions took up Secret and Spies: Modern Espionage and Intelligence.
"It's something different from my original choice. We had one day to change our course and I find it fascinating. With the Edward Snowden case, the terrorism that is happening," she said.
The actress continued: "It teaches you about privacy, social media, cold war, I just found the course interesting. Maybe I wouldn't be a CIA (Central Intelligence Agency) agent in the future or agent Ruffa, but I learn a lot."
During her month-long stay in Europe, Gutierrez said she enjoyed being a regular student. She wore jeans, shirts and sneakers without make-up on. All of her classmates didn't even know her show biz background in the Philippines.
"We had no time to introduce ourselves. Hindi namin kilala yung isa't isa. Naloloka na lang sila pag may nagpapa-picture. Then when they get my Twitter and Instagram name, (they said) "My god this is you? (You have) two million followers? Who are you?"
The actress said she had the best experience in United Kingdom and would want to pursue another crash course next year.
"It was a time well spent. It's not only me gallivanting or going on holiday, yeah I would do that on a weekend, but during the weekdays, I would focus on my school work," she said.
She also clarified reports that she studied in London in preparation for her political career. To recall, her mother and talent manager Annabelle Rama ran for congressional seat in Northern District of Cebu last election.
Ruffa said politics is not for her.
"With everything that's been happening now, forget it. I'm happy with my life. With the little privacy that I have and I can help people in my own little way. Maybe one day I could work in government, why not, but not necessarily to be elected as a public official. Right now that's not in my plans at all," she said.
The actress hinted that at some point, she wanted to work behind the camera.
"I'm also preparing for the time that I'm not going to be in the business anymore. Maybe I'll work behind the scenes, producing something for fashion because I really like to put up a line for children," she said.
Gutierrez is also open to the possibility of her kids, Lorin and Venice, entering show biz. she said her only request is for her daughters to finish their studies first.
"For me if they want to be in show business, I won't stop them as long as tapusin nila yung pag-aaral nila because show biz is never stable. One day you're hot and have a lot of projects, the next day you don't. I want them to finish their studies so they have something to fall back on," she said. (Sunnex)