Jul 05, 2012|
I never wanted to be an actress when I was younger. I wanted to be an engineer because it was a cool profession. I still look up to women engineers because they are doing jobs that are supposedly for men.
I was afraid of being tricked when I was first approached by a modeling agent at the age of 14. I went home to consult with my mother who fully supported the idea because she wanted me to become an actress.
As a young girl I was very shy. I was not very good at performing in public. My mom was annoyed by this, so she tricked me into going to many auditions.
It’s destiny that I ended up in the entertainment industry because it wasn’t what I pictured myself doing. It’s just in my nature to do the best that I can, which got me through the auditions and landed me roles as an actress.
I started to enjoy acting more as I made friends in the industry. It’s fun interacting with new people. However, as the years have passed, I have grown to love acting for the art itself.
I love all aspects of my career because everything is interesting, just in different ways. Being a host requires that you think on your feet to creatively solve problems on stage, while being an actress allows you to play a character that is so far removed from who you really are.
Being a judge on a TV talent show is risky on so many levels. People are quick to attack you for your beliefs or for something you say. I just try to speak the truth, because it’s too much trouble having to remember all the lies you’ve told.
I was really pissed off about the bare-breasted painter segment on Thailand’s Got Talent because it was so inappropriate. It’s important that television sets good examples for young kids. We need to make a clearer distinction between what is right and wrong.
In Thai society it is still unacceptable to do many things in public. Unfortunately this applies to women more than men.
People have called me a hypocrite for a photo shoot I did for Image magazine [in which Benz’s naked torso is doused in chocolate], but I’m prepared for any criticism. I understand the consequences of any of my actions.
Thai people don’t like to vote in shows like Thailand’s Got Talent because they don’t want to be seen as fans of this kind of entertainment.
As a judge, I know how important it is to support our rising talent. If we don’t support them then they won’t have the opportunity to develop.
You must adapt to survive. One day you could be a lead actress, then the next day nothing. I eventually want to be a mother, an aunt, even a grandmother, so I need to be ready to adjust to different roles as time passes by.
My mother used to pinch me for ignoring my fans when I was younger. She said I’d be sorry if in the future nobody cared about me anymore.
The media is more than ready to jump on you, but they are just doing their jobs, like we are doing ours. Some people believe it’s better to always be in the news, whether it’s good or bad, because it brings you more fame. I don’t see it that way.
I only cry on stage. I don’t see the point of crying over bad situations, it doesn’t solve anything. I choose to think about the core of a problem, then what I can do to improve the situation. I consider myself the head of a family, so I cannot be weak. I need to stay strong so other people can depend on me.
I want to be a comedy lakorn producer, where everyone can go home with a smile on their face. I think it would be a good career move for me, seeing as I love the industry and taking care of people.
I want to be a housewife at some stage in the future because I enjoy taking care of the people I love. It might sound funny, but I consider it one of the hardest jobs to do.
It really struck me when my dad once said nothing is better than my mom’s cooking. I thought it was super cute and I want someone to say that about me one day.
Do the best that you can in everything you do, regardless of what the outcome might be. When I’m acting, I don’t want to come away thinking that I could have expressed a little more emotion, or I could have done a little bit better. I