Indie Actor & Writer, Kristina Monarc aka Prym
I am a starting independent actor in the Philippines! I’m 20 years old by the way. I used to want to try modelling before but I’ve leaned on film and acting recently. My projects are also more increasing this quarantine.
My nickname is also Prym btw! (Pronounced as ‘Prime’.) My first name is Kristina Monarc haha and my last name is Cabral. But people just call me Prym 🙂
How will you describe your fashion style and what inspires it?
My fashion style, come to think of it, is inspired by a lot of movie characters. As an actor, I tend to dress up based on my mood: whether I feel like a Rachel Green, or a high school female soccer player haha with my oversized tees and long socks. Although most of the time, I like to put in a chic culture: cropped tops, off shoulders and tank tops, Nadine Lustre-inspired.
But in the long run, comfort is key – even how much I like v-necks to reveal my sternum tattoo, nothing beats the idea of comfortably walking in your pants knowingly you’re ready or not to show some skin that day. It always comes in moods.
Do you have any quotes or mottos you like to use in life?
I’ve lived with quotes pretty much my entire life haha. One is from Atticus, “I’d rather have a body full of scars and memories than a head filled with regrets and a perfect skin.“
I feel like the more you push yourself away from your comfort zone, the more you’ll meet your better self: you have no idea what she’s capable of! Imagine if we did the things we wanted to do. Imagine if we lived a life of passion; what a beautiful world it would be, if people were honest, to each other and themselves, and if we all were self-aware and lived fulfilling lives.
One last thing I’ve read is from an entrepreneur book I forgot whose author was it. He said, “We must strive to be self-entrepreneurs, where we find a valuable spot in society that pays well.”
Is there something in life you can’t get enough of?
I love watching movies but I also like spontaneous times like when a friend visits and you go coffee shop-hopping or something. I love it when things go unplanned, and at the end of the day, there’s a good story worth to tell. Cinematic moments, I call them.
The things you can never repeat in real life, and felt that the only thing missing was a camera in front of you. As an actor and filmmaker, I see that coming a lot. It reminds me to cherish moments we’ll never have again.
Which 3 types of food do you enjoy eating most in the city you live in?
I love our sabaw food. Tinola, sinigang, lutong Kamatis. We Kapampangans pride ourselves for our cooking!
If you could change or improve one thing about the world, what will it be?
The environment. Make the coal house-making capitalists be more responsible. They’ve contributed so much in climate change, and making the most money. We normalize this abnormal heat and live on aircons – but what about those who cannot afford? And what future could our children possibly have?
Would you rather invent a new gadget or discover a new species?
Discover a new species definitely. Hopefully mermaids or anything Narnia-related 🙁
Does chivalry still exist today?
Yes, it still does. But it’s often not recognized. Because sometimes the concept of what a good man is should be the norm. 🙁 such as, respecting a woman for saying no. But I believe in those things as well, that, as long as a man genuinely respects a woman, with no other intentions, then the ‘concept’ of ‘chivalry’ doesn’t have to exist because in the end it’s just a term.
One man shouldn’t feel obliged to do good, but do it out of the kindness of their hearts. And I’ve met so many good men in my lives, doing chivalrous things without asking anything in return. I’m lucky enough to have a partner in life like that.
Thank you for taking the time to answer our questions Kristina. One question before we end, how do you define “sexy”?
For me, sexy is when somebody just goes out there and relentlessly pursues their passion. Of course, physical is a bonus, but we all stay for the character.
And people tend to become beautiful when they start doing what they love: it’s in the way they talk or how they seemingly convince you on something.
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I have a new short film incoming, named A Story of a Dying Butterfly. Directed by Stephen Canlas. It’s a Kapampangan short film!
Images courtesy of Prym
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