SHOWBIZ COLLIDES with sport again as word spreads on the social networks that film actress Pitchanart "May" Sakakorn and Muangthong United Football Club superstar Chanathip "Jay" Songkrasin are dating.
The relationship had been more than a rumour for while amid sightings of the cuddly duo at football matches, and then Jay, 22, announced on Instagram a few days ago that he is indeed seeing the sexy 35-year-old actress.
“In fact we’ve known each other for a long time,” he confirmed under a photo he posted of May holding a trophy – one of his, presumably.
“We got talking and it just naturally progressed into love. We didn’t keep it a secret, but I only told the people closest to me. I didn’t want our relationship to be headline news – I just wanted to focus on football. I hope my fans will understand and don’t think I concealed anything from them.” Jay’s hashtag was “I’m so relieved”, evidently at getting it out in the open.
May, who starred in the second “Buppah Ratree” movie as well as “Pattaya Maniac” and “The Victim”, has long been a big fan of sports, so the speculation is that she met Jay in a footie froth.
Bo and Mali: The Movie
Vanda “Bo” Sahawong, who with her daughter Nong Mali has stuck to the periphery of the entertainment scene since the death in January of her husband, actor Tridsadee “Por” Sahawong, is now mulling roles in the same movie for both of them.
“I’ve turned down a lot of projects because I wanted to be fully committed to taking care of Mali after we lost Por,” Bo tells Siam Dara. “But I’m seriously considering this film because it’s very interesting. We’re in discussions and tweaking the roles to fit both Mali and I. Don’t expect me to be the lead, though!” she laughs.
“If I do accept the project, it’s going to be a lot of work for both of us, because we need training so we can give our best performances. I really don’t want to disappoint anyone.
“I want to start with a film rather than TV because it normally requires a shorter time commitment than a series.”
Bo says she and Mali have other projects to finish first, one of them being a photo book titled “Mali Thong Lok” (“Mali Travels the World”). The title’s a bit of an exaggeration because they only got as far as Vietnam, Laos and Maldives, but the pictures are reportedly adorable.
“They’re already taking pre-orders and we’re now choosing the photos that best represent who we are,” Bo says. “And don’t worry about Mali working too hard – the team took great care of her and she really enjoyed travelling to different places.”