Still in mourning and only a few days after the death of her father, “Kwan” Usamanee Waitayanon attended the opening/prayer ceremony today for her new lakorn, a classic remake of “Fah Jarot Sai (Where the Sky Meets the Sand)” reproduced by Daravdo productions. Her leading man is “Tui” Theerapart Sajjakul, I think they choose him because he is a decent actor who can pass as a middle eastern man.
I was surprised to see her there. She looked tired with bags under her eyes–make-up can’t cover her sorrow. It’s sad.
“My father is still at the same place ka. I will perform my duties of a daughter like always. When my father was still alive, he would control my scheduling, now I have to do that on my own. It’s frightening. I’m trying to do everything to make it better. As for my mother, she has been strong like my father has become my mother.”
“I have not asked my mother on what we should do next. Right now, everyone is working together to make my father’s affair (funeral) be the best. My father had worked all his life and the rest were spent with his children. I will work for my father to make this event (his funeral) to be the loveliest, I will give it my all.”
At this point, she starts to tear up. Again, she told the press, she did not expect this at all. “I have always talked to my father. The day he went to Phetchaburi, I talked to him. He has left in peace (Kwan begins to cry). Everyone around me has made me be strong. My father is still around ka (crying at this point).”
After that, Kwan kept turning around to blot her tears away. Not until her leading made “Tui” Theerapart Sajjakul walked over to join the interview did she smile.
Tui:”I’m very happy to be playing in this series. This is another series that everyone has been waiting for.”
After he said that, Kwan thanked everyone for their support and said she understands that this is everyone’s dream lakorn.
“I must thank all of the elders. I want to thank everyone who has supported me. I understand that this is a dream lakorn. Though I’m not that talented, since I have been given this responsibility, I will try my best. Everyone has the right to praise or criticize. I think criticism is mean to built to make me a better actress. However right now, I have not prepared anything yet ka (smiles). I think this is a dream literary character including myself. Though I did not read it, I was just a listener I still admire the character in this literary work.”
Tui:”My preparation for this character was primarily getting advice from the crew and asking the director how I should play this character. My character is a military bodyguard. Soon we will be going to Eygpt to film roughly around February. I’m happy to be given the opportunity to work with Kwan this time around. Actually, this is our first time working together. As for her character, I think she suits it well. In regards to our age gap, there is no need to worry because it is not by much (laughs).”
Kwan about Tui,”I’m very happy to be working with P’Tui because I have watched him since I was a kid. I’m a fan of his lakorn and music. I’m happy we are working together. Regarding this series, I don’t think need to adjust very much. When we go aboard (filming in Egypt), I might have some adjusting to do.”
“Fah Jarot Sai” is a love story set in the desert between a mixed Thai girl named Michelle and Sharif, a royal officer in the made-up kingdom of Hinfara.
Michelle is a mixed orphaned girl who grew up in a convent. When she graduated from school, she followed her best friend Kasfiya to a distant desert kingdom called Hinfara to teach. As soon as they get there, Kasfiya is assigned to the palace to be a lady of the court (i.e. concubine) for King Admed, the ruler of Hinfara. It was foretold by the Royal fortune teller that the woman who will give birth to King Admed’s heir has arrived to Hinfara. Because she already had a lover and the misconception that Michelle was trying to steal her French lover Robert, Kasifya devises a plan to make Michelle her substitute for the King. Following traditional custom of the land, Sharif, the King’s beloved friend/ royal officer will delivery Michelle to King Admed.
On the night of the delivery of Michelle to King Admed, Oman, a younger relative of King Admed, created a rebellious uprising and had King Admed executed in front of Sharif.
Sharif fought with the rebel army and fled with Michelle into the open desert. Together Sharif and Michelle faced the dry harsh elements of the desert landscape while being hunted down by Oman’s rebel army.
Being together alone and experiencing the difficulties of the desert together, the two began to sympathized with each other. Sympathy and understanding turned into Love. However, their love had an obstacle because of Sharif’s duty to save the throne of Hinfara and to restore peace for the Kingdom.
Nice plot line. I like it.
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