Tina talking about her first debut in lesbian teen movie Yes or No

Making her debut in lesbian teen movie Yes or No, tomboy Suppanat “Tina” Jittaleela, 19, opens up about her geeky past and her tomboy look.

By Monruedee Jansuttipan | Jan 06, 2011

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  • Tina talking about her first debut in lesbian teen movie Yes or No
    Suppanat “Tina” Jittaleela

BK: What were you doing before Yes or No?
Tina:
I studied in Ratchaburi province before I moved to Bangkok after sixth grade to study at Satriwit School. I managed to get in because of my skills in creating a website. I lost all the sample code they gave me and ended up writing my own. They found out what I did and that’s how I got in.

BK: So you are a bit of a computer geek?
Tina:
My mom supported me in studying anything I wanted. I love to play with computers, so I decided to study how to make websites using various programs like Dreamweaver and Flash. I participated in the Nectec computing competition when I was in the sixth grade and won first prize.

BK: How did you get involved with the movie?
Tina:
My senior told me to go for the casting for this project. They had been planning to make this movie for two years and couldn’t find a tomboy who had a character close to the one in the movie. They picked me because of the natural girly way I say “ka” or “nu” which other tomboys don’t. The character in this movie doesn’t start out as a tomboy at first but slowly becomes one.

BK: How did you find acting for the first time?
Tina:
It’s pretty hard because I had never done it before. The team sent me to train with an acting coach and I just did the best that I could.

BK: Who should go and watch the film?
Tina:
I would say anyone of any gender should watch it. I even know guys who’ve seen it thinking it would just be a lesbian film, but it’s actually just a love story between two people.

BK: Are you working on any other film projects?
Tina:
Not yet, but I also work as a DJ at Pynk 98 FM every Mon-Fri 8.30pm-10pm.

BK: How do you manage your time between work and study?
Tina:
I just dropped my course in International Software Engineering at Chiang Mai University because it’s too far and it’s hard to study in this field. It’s so science-focused. So I plan to study in Bangkok.

BK: And what are your plans for the future?
Tina:

Whatever happens, I plan to continue working in entertainment. I really like it. I also really want to get into the communication arts program at Chulalongkorn University but the scores needed may be too high. I definitely want to continue my studies though.