Since its premiere last April, the Thai BL (boys’ love) series KinnPorsche has become a global phenomenon, often trending on social media for the kilig, comedy, and action.
Although KinnPorsche launched the boys’ careers into international fame, Wichaspas “Bible” Sumettikul and Jakapan “Build” Puttha, two well-loved cast members, remain grounded as individuals. Both stars enjoy their position in the series because of their environment and the people involved.
“I’m somebody who [really] enjoys going to set even though the shooting schedule is very hard. It’s [just] so fun to be on set because everybody is working towards the same goal. Everybody is trying to make the best product possible.
Just being part of that experience is very rewarding, and I would love to experience that again,” Bible told ManilaStandard Entertainment.
Meanwhile, Build always remembers to do his part in the series efficiently because he’s mindful of others and how they have families waiting for them to come home from the shoot.
Working on set also allowed the actors to learn valuable lessons that have helped them in their careers. Bible shared that it allowed him to recognize the relevance of work ethics.
“I learned that just from observing people around me because everybody was very professional, especially the head of our team. I felt like I need to step up to become a part of this team,” Bible said.
“The most important takeaway from the learning experience was workshopping, being prepared for work,” Build chimed in. “The world doesn’t fear talent. The world fears hard work. So being prepared and working hard for something will always be important.”
Both stars are grateful for their Filipino fans’ support for the series. Build shared that if he had the opportunity to give back the love he receives from their audience, he would gladly pour his heart into it.
“It’s almost unbelievable that we have fans in our home country. And even more unbelievable that we have fans around the world, and the fans in the Philippines have been very vocal, especially online, and it’s very nice to go read the comments and all that,” Bible said.
KinnPorsche is based on a webtoon of the same name by the writing duo Daemi. It centers around the relationship between Kinn Anakinn Theerapanyakun (Phakphum Romsaithong), the son of a mafia boss and heir of the crime family’s main branch, and Porsche Pachara Kittisawat (Nattawin Wattanagitiphat), a local bartender and underground fighter, who became his bodyguard.
On Saturday, October 22, Filipino fans saw the cast of KinnPorsche perform live at the Mall of Asia Arena for the series’ world tour. The boys brought their charm and spiced up the stage for everybody. They even sang and danced, much to their fans’ delight.
Audiences at the Mall of Asia Arena cheered at how the boys interacted with them and each other. By the end, the cast and fans left with memories of a night that’s one for the books.
Following the Manila leg, the KinnPorsche stars will proceed with their world tour. Other locations include Singapore, Ho Chi Minh City, and Taipei. They will soon announce more cities in Asia, Europe, North America, Latin America, and South America.