From the incident surrounding upcoming lakorn remake “Douy Rang Athitarn” where leading stars “Poh” Nattawuth Sakidjai and “Pinky” Savika Chaidech were replaced by favorite on & off screen couple “Weir” Sukollawat and “Pancake” Khemanid – rumours circulated that “Poh & Pinky” are so upset by the decision, they plan to move to channel 3.
In an interview with TV Pool, Weir was asked about the incident
How do you feel about being Poh’s replacement in ‘Douy Rang Athitarn’?
“Oh..a replacement? Honestly actors don’t really know which lakorn they’re going to get at when etc etc. For example, in Douy Rang Athitarn, I only just found out that I got the role, and I have heard that there were a lot of other people considered for this role but in the end, it turned out to be me and I didn’t even know P’Poh was supposed to be in it. I don’t know who’s supposed to be in what”
People are saying you’re not suitable for this role, you’re not old enough to play the lead
“Yes, I think so too. But the executives saw it different, they felt that if I played the role, I could play him as a young guy and as an old guy too. That’s how they saw it. My job is to play this role to the best of my ability and I see this role as something challenging because I have to portray this character at 19 and at 39, both stages are very different and I have to try and do the best I can”
Did you know that Poh really wanted this role and he’s so upset by it that he’s thinking about moving to channel 3
“I don’t think this reason is big enough to influence such a decision. I don’t think so, I think everybody has their own reasons and I don’t think this is it”
Could this impact your relationship with Poh and Pinky?
“Not at all. We are all still co-workers from channel 7 all the same, no problems”
In the latest news, Poh said he’s not the number one Pra aek of channel 7 anymore but Weir is number one, he seemed upset, how do you feel about that?
“No it’s not like that. I see every actor as family. I don’t see us competing against each other, wouldn’t it be able to be competitive over other things?”