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Yesterday, the Bangkok Post’s Sunday Brunch magazine featured an interview with Channel 3 soap opera sensation Pakorn “Boy” Chatborirak. Here are some excerpts. 

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Pakorn “Boy” Chatborirak: In his own words

Yesterday, the Bangkok Post’s Sunday magazine featured an interview with Channel 3 soap opera sensation Pakorn “Boy” Chatborirak. Here are some excerpts from the feature by Sasikwan Srikrachang. You can read it in full here:

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On his first job as a licenced pharmacist in Bangkok.

''The thing I loved most was trying to figure out what was wrong with people and the feeling of helping them. I was very content when they left the store, hoping that they would get better. I'd like to do it again and open a pharmacy but I would definitely not give up this career. For now I'll just be the one to recommend medicines for people on the set.''

On his guru in showbiz, Pongpat Wachirabunjong.

Pongpat Wachirabunjong. Wikipedia photo

''As a friend, he's really cool to hang out with. He looks after you like a brother and as a mentor he has helped me improve in terms of my acting and understanding the entertainment business. I owe him a lot.

''He's a singer, an actor, a director, a producer, and a footballer. The more I get to know him, the more I respect him.''

''He always taught me that I have to read the script and do my homework but once I'm done with that, I should just forget it. Because acting is not knowing what will happen next. When you're on set just listen to what your costars are saying. If you've done your homework, you'll know what to say in response. It's reacting.''

On his own personality.

''I'm really shy and a bit reserved, to be honest. For example I'd be too shy to start a conversation with someone. Parties or big functions are not comfortable for me and in those situations I'd choose a quiet corner and listen to music.

''That's how I really am and when I entered showbiz I had to adjust. People would get the wrong idea about me and think I'm conceited or something like that. I was really shy and afraid they wouldn't like me, but they didn't know that.

''But now I'm a completely different person. To my close friends I'm a crazy, funny guy.''

Pakorn in a playful mood.

On his reputation as a prankster

“I’m not as much as I used to be. I only pull pranks or act silly when I really feel like it. Like right now, I'm very into Instagram and I like to post pictures of myself acting crazy. I like to laugh at myself.''

''The female who appears most frequently in my funny photos is Margie [his regular soap costar Rasri Balenciaga] because we're so close and she's not shy or embarrassedNo matter who I take a photo with I always let them know that it's on Instagram.”

On his acting

''When I watch other actors, I feel that I have flaws that need to be improved upon. I haven't been able to totally get into character. Some roles are also too similar to me and aren't as much of a challenge, such as Juk in Waew Mayura and 'Lom' in Wayupak Montra.

''I'd like to do full-on action or a hard-edged drama. I would like those kind of opportunities to do powerful, dramatic scenes.''

soap opera – a story about the lives and problems of a group of people which is broadcast every day or several times a week on television or radio  เรื่องน้ำเน่า
sensation – very great surprise, excitement, or interest among a lot of people; the person or the thing that causes this surprise ฮือฮา
excerpt – a part of a longer story, speech, song, text, etc. บทคัดย่อ
licence – an official document that gives someone permission to do or use something ใบอนุญาต
licenced – having a licence
pharmacist – someone whose job is to prepare medicines for sale in a shop or in a hospital. A pharmacist’s shop is called a pharmacist, a pharmacist’s, or a pharmacy เภสัชกร
figure out –  to be able to understand something or to solve a problem คิดออก
content – happy and satisfied with what you have or are doing พึงพอใจ
recommend – to advise someone that they should do something  แนะนำ
set – a place where a play is performed or part of a film/movie is filmed  ฉาก
guru – a person who is respected for their knowledge of a particular subject and who gives advice ครู
showbiz – show business; the entertainment business; the business of providing public entertainment, for example in the theatre, in films/movies or in television แวดวงบันเทิง (คำสแลง)
cool – used to show that you really like something because it is fashionable, attractive and often different ดีเลิศ (คำสแลง)
hang out – to spend a lot of time at a place or with someone ใช้เวลามาก  สังสรรค์ คุยกัน เช่น กับเพื่อนๆ
mentor – an experienced person who helps someone who has less experience, especially in their job ผู้ให้คำปรึกษา
improve – to get better  ดีขึ้น
owe – to feel that you ought to do something for somebody or give them something, especially because they have done something for you  เป็นหนี้บุญคุณ
director – a person in charge of a film/movie or play who tells the actors and staff what to do ผู้กำกับ (ทางภาพยนตร์)
producer – a person who makes the practical and financial arrangements needed to make a film, play, television or radio programme ผู้อำนวยการสร้างภาพยนต์, ผู้ผลิต
respect – a feeling of admiration that you have for someone because of their personal qualities, their achievements, or their status, and that you show by treating them in a polite and kind way ความเคารพ, ความนับถือ script – a written text of a play, film/movie, broadcast, talk, etc ตัวเขียน,ต้นฉบับ, บท
costar – one of two or more famous actors who appear together in a film/movie or play ดาราร่วมแสดง
in response  – in reaction to something that has happened or been said ตาม
react – to behave in a particular way because of something that is happening around you or something that someone is doing to you ตอบสนอง, เกิดปฏิกิริยา
personality – the part of a person that makes them behave in a particular way in social situations, e.g., in friendly or unfriendly way, or in a confident or shy way บุคลิกลักษณะ  ลักษณะเฉพาะตน
shy – nervous and embarrassed in the company of other people, especially people who you do not know ขี้อาย
reserved – of people who do not often talk about or show their feelings or thoughts ซึ่งสงวนท่าที, ไว้ตัว
function – social occasion งานสังคม
adjust – to get used to a new situation by changing your ideas or the way you do things ปรับตัว
conceited – having too much pride in yourself and what you do  ที่ภูมิใจในตัวเองมากเกินไป, อวดดี, หยิ่ง
reputation – the opinion people have about someone or something is ชื่อเสียง
prank – a trick that is played on somebody as a joke การล้อเล่น, การเล่นตลก
prankster – someone who enjoys doing pranks คนขี้เล่น,คนพิเรน
female – being a woman or a girl สตรี, ผู้หญิง, เพศหญิ
embarrassed – feeling ashamed, nervous, worried or uncomfortable รู้สึกอาย
no matter … – always true, whatever the situation is ไม่ว่าในกรณีใด, มิไย
flaw – something wrong with something ข้อบกพร่อง
get into character – (of an actor) to become like the person you are playing
role – an actor's part in a film or play บทละคร
challenge – something that needs a lot of skill, energy, and determination to deal with or achieve สิ่งที่ท้าทาย, การท้าทาย
hard-edged – powerful, true to life and not affected by emotion
drama – a play for the theatre, television or radio บทละคร
opportunity – a chance to do something, or a situation in which it is easy for you to do something  โอกาส
dramatic – exciting and impressive ตื่นเต้นเร้าใจ
scene – a part of a film/movie, play or book in which the action happens in one place or is of one particular type  ฉาก, ตอน

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