Who do you love?

Pango gets caught up in a foursome

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It’s always a shock when you find out that your partner is having an affair. But imagine what it would feel like if you discovered they were having the affair with somebody of the same sex.

This kind of situation is explored in the new TV drama Rak Tong Laek (Redeeming Love), inspired by the true-life experiences of listeners of the popular radio call-in programme Club Friday.

Singer-turned-actress Jintanutda Lummakanon (Pango) plays Aui, a beautiful bride who’s settling into a new life and home with her husband Jack (Nike Nitidon). However, Jack soon begins an affair with their neighbour, Palm (Boy Pisanu). Palm's wife (Aimee Morakot) is aware of the relationship and accepts it. But what will happen when Aui finds out?

S Weekly met up with Pango at the GMM25 office where she told us about acting and her recent travel experiences.

What's your attitude towards bisexuality?

Pango: It’s normal. Maybe it’s because I have a lot of LBGT friends, but I think that gender is more to do with your mind than your body. I don’t think it’s possible to change whether you identify as male or female. As long as you’re not wronging anybody, I don’t think it’s bad.

If you found out that your boyfriend was bisexual, would you be OK with it?

Pango: As long as he was still faithful to me, I think we could come to some sort of agreement. But if he was seeing somebody else at the same time, I wouldn’t accept it. It doesn’t matter whether it’s with a girl or a boy. Cheating is still cheating.

What was it like to work with Nike?

Pango: We were only on set together for ten days which isn’t long enough to get to know somebody properly. But he was funny and friendly. Since we were playing newlyweds, we tried to get as close as possible. We talked a lot to find out what we had in common.

How do you feel about some of the criticism of your acting?

Pango: It’s normal to get criticised, but you have to consider whether the comments are valid. Some people are biased against you no matter what you do. I want to keep improving so I’ll listen to feedback as long as it’s constructive.

What kind of role you would like to play in the future?

Pango: I’d like to do something I haven’t done before. I don’t think I could play a sexy character. But it would be great to play a person who has something to hide — like somebody who has to suppress their emotions or is secretly evil.

You like travel. Which was your most memorable trip?

Pango: About a year and a half ago, I went trekking up the Himalayas in Nepal. I trekked for ten days straight over rocks and waterfalls, through forests and snow. It was intense. The trip made me realise that, as long as I’m determined, I can accomplish whatever I want.

If you had to choose between singing and acting, which would it be?

Pango: Wow, that's hard. Singing has been my dream since I was young, but I also love acting. I suppose in the end people should go with their dreams. So if I really had to choose, I’d probably pick singing.


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