2 Thai actors in town, happy to interact with local fans

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Thai actors Mario Maurer and Baifern Pimchanok–who shot to fame in the Philippines with the 2010 film Crazy Little Thing Called Love—will get a chance to meet their Filipino fans today at Penshoppe-sponsored fan conferences in select SM malls.

Maurer and Pimchanok expressed excitement and gratitude told the local press earlier Sunday at the Edsa Shangri-La Hotel in Mandaluyong City.

Asked by The Manila Times how they feel about having such a strong following here, Maurer replied,”I feel very great!”

Maruer, whose best friend is a Filipino-Thai, said he feels very much at home here, since this is his sixth visit to the country.


Pimchanok, who is in the Philippines for the first time, said he was surprised by his popularity here. “I am thankful for all the support (Filipino fans give me),” he said.

The two, who keep in touch with their Filipino fans through social networking sites like Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, said they are happy they can finally interact in person with their Filipino fans.

The Thai actors are here for their Penshoppe endorsement.

Murer’s visit also coincided with the Philippine premiere of his film, “Pee Mak” on Saturday evening. To be distributed by Star Cinema as part of its 20th anniversary, Pee Mak is a romantic-horror-comedy about soldier Mak (Mario) who left his pregnant wife to go to war. He returns, not knowing that his wife is already a ghost. Pee Mak, the highest grossing film in Thailand, opens in local theatres August 28.

EUDEN VALDEZ

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