Pra’ek Nah Ngern, James Ma (Money Faced Pra’ek)
The lakorn still hasn’t aired yet, but the news keep attacking for “James Ma” who received the role of “Khun Chai Ronpee” pairing up with “Mint Chalida” in the last part of the “Suparburoot Jutathep” series.
It started with the news revealing that James is not a half-caste Thai – Hong Kong as he had initially announced. But he’s merely just a Thai – Chinese. His claims of being half caste Thai – Hong Kong was just publicity for him to appear unique compared to other celebrities.
However, eventually he came out personally to disclose that he’s a Thai – Hong Kong that was born in Thailand, went to Hong Kong for his studies, and returned to Thailand at the age of 16. He continues to brag that he has two nationalities, Thai and Hong Kong.
Nonetheless whether or not he’s a half cast with Hong Kong lineage or not, no one was interested any longer. However, in the past he entered into Xact’s “The Star” contest, but got eliminated in the middle of the contest. Luckily “Ae Supachai” found him and mold him into a celebrity.
If “Ae Supachai” had not found him, and mold him, society today probably wouldn’t even know a celebrity named “James Ma.” It’s true that to sprinkle rose petals a lot has to be overcome. But “James Ma” has no acknowledgement of this fact.
Most recently, an inside source revealed that just wanting to hire him for a charity event, he demands 100,000. It’s not an event to promote a product or a business event, but just a charity event for society. Eventually in the end he lowered his fee to 90,000 equal to reducing the fee by 10,000.
The extent of the situation had the event organizers shaking their heads in disbelief that this pra’ek could be so greedy and see only money, to the point he cant distinguish what is merit and charity event for society, and what is business event. Despite the lakorn not being on air yet, he increased his fee to the point of unacceptable. The event he was invited to attend is just a charity event for society, but he knocked up his fee to this extreme. How could it be?
This is similar to the saying that every star that is born in the pathway of the entertainment business, it’s society’s embrace alone that made them famous. If the their lakorn has no one watching it, they have no one cheering for you, don’t hope that fame can be seized. Therefore, we don’t want to see a celebrity who has forgotten himself; a celebrity that thinks he’s famous, he’s the it thing to the point he forgets to give his heart back to society. Celebrities who are greedy for money like this, it’s seen over and over, none of them survive.
Source: Daradaily | June 12, 2013