Jun 21, 2012|
My life was so planned out. I was good at English so I decided to study at the Faculty of Arts [Chulalongkorn University] with dreams of working for an international organization.
At university, I got to know the extraordinary feeling of studying a play and finally putting it on.
I’m lucky that I was born when I was. When I started my career, the entertainment industry wasn’t so competitive. I progressed from actress to scriptwriter to director quite seamlessly.
Performing on stage is like returning home. It’s one of the best feelings for me. There’s no pre- or post-production like with a TV series or movies. We rehearse then perform, and that’s it!
Performing Tuen Tuek is like competing with the world’s best athletes. The cast is so talented. They don’t have to stick to the script and the show still flows so well. It’s now in its fourth edition and no matter how busy I am, I always look forward to it.
Society is judgmental of single women. But I don’t care what people think; it’s my life.
One benefit of being single is that your happiness doesn’t depend on others.
Thai audiences like their shows like fast food nowadays. They want over-the-top acting and fast-paced storylines, not attention to detail.
People have shorter attention spans. You can see it in everything from politics to drivers on the road. People don’t know how to be patient anymore and don’t want things explained to them.
Reality TV and the internet are changing the way we look at people. People love extroverts who can’t control their emotions, while those who are more reserved are seen as boring or as harboring a secret motive. What’s wrong with us?
Everyone has their own set of virtues. But these can get skewed as society changes. I don’t want to set a bad example for children through my work, even if something is in vogue.
I love being a scriptwriter the most. It lets me be alone with myself and get lost in my imagination. I don’t need to be bothered by anyone.
Scriptwriting is never-ending work. An actress’s job finishes after the final cut, but as a scriptwriter you always have to be thinking of what’s next to keep the story rolling. Eventually you just need a break.
I’m looked upon as a comedian but I’m actually quite pedantic. People who I work closely with are often scared of me.
People should respect themselves and others by doing their job to the best of their abilities. I hate those who don’t pay proper attention to their work.
I always feel that I can do better. I’m like a child who needs compliments and constant reassurance.
If you feel happy every time you go to work, that means you’re successful. I’m really content with my work as an actress and director right now. I never feel bored doing it.
I’m always losing my temper at politics. All I see are politicians making trouble and not fixing anything. It makes you feel powerless.
Marriage is a civil duty. Single people, like me, ignore our most important job: to create the best next generation as possible. Now that I’m getting old, I’m like, “Shit, it’s too late!”
So many people don’t have time to take care of a baby and be a quality person, and that’s bad news for the country.
There’s no equality in this world. We’ve got this ASEAN Community looming on the horizon, but I don’t think we’re ready for it. Look at the European Union: they’re still plagued with huge problems.
Live life like you could die at any moment. Seeing loved ones die—my parents and two close friends—made me realize nothing lasts forever.
Always pursue what makes you happiest. It keeps you inspired.