Many of you may know ‘Bas – Suradet Piniwat’ from his roles in series, films, and as a member of the famous boy band SBFIVE, which is supported by numerous fans. He is always expected to give 100% in everything he does. It is past of his dream, passion, and the drive to surpass obstacles together with ‘Dun – Dun Romchumpa’ in an up and coming ship couple ‘Dun-Bas’ in their first sit down interview together.
What were your childhood dreams?
Bas: My childhood dream was to be rich because I wasn’t able buy the things I wanted to eat
madan: Now your dreams have come true
Bas: I get to eat what I want now
Dun: I also didn’t want to be poor (Bas: Laughs). I wanted to be rich when I grew up
madan: You guys are thinking the same thing!
What are your current dreams?
Bas: My dreams right now? … You go first
Dun: My dreams? My number one dream right now is for COVID-19 to go away (Laughs). I dream of it every day (Bas: Really?)
madan: What are your dreams, Bas?
Bas: There’s one thing I want… I want a house
madan: Is that dream coming true soon?
Bas: It’s coming true soon but I have to consider very carefully before buying a house. It has to do with growing old in it and having a family in it, we would want a nice environment with squirrels running around
madan: So that means you want a vacation home?
Bas: It can be a vacation home or just a nice house
Dun: And it has to have squirrels
Bas: There will be squirrels if there are electricity cables around
If you weren’t an artist, what would you be?
Bas: A Chief Executive (Laughs)
Dun: A Chief Executive at a school? (Looks at Bas)
Bas: Just any kind of executive
madan: You want to have underlings and be the big boss, right? (Laughs)
Bas: This is my underling (Points to Dun)
Dun: Our company has only 2 people
Bas: You’ll be my subordinate?
Dun: I’ll be your subordinate for one day (Bas: Only one day?)
madan: What would you be willing to do?
Dun: I’d be your subordinate, but what do they usually do?
madan : Do everything the other person says, so Bas what would you tell him to do?
Bas: That looks so unwillingly done.
Bas: I want to do something where I won’t have to invest, but can earn money, something online-related
Dun: You should find a boo
Bas: Um… (Dun: You’ll get a monthly salary) No! I will not take money from my lover. I want something I built on my own, something I earned myself
Dun: So you’ll send them the money
Bas: If it’s something I built myself, I can do whatever I please. If I have a rich significant other, I’ll have to ask them for money and then wait until they send me the money… or not. So, I want something that I built on my own (Dun: So you want to be the one making the decisions) Not that, but anything that can make money without investing too much, maybe something related to online.
As an artist that has to work every single day, there are days you feel tired or burnt out, what do you do to overcome those emotions?
Bas: It can be tiring but there are things that keep us going
madan: Do you mean the person next to you?
(Dun and Bas look at each other)
Bas: I’ll ask him for money later
Dun: It’s just like I said. I want to thank everyone for supporting us and I want you guys to look after your health (Bas: Yes) It’s a bit off topic, but I’m worried about you guys
Bas: Wear protective masks and use alcohol hand sanitizers (Dun: Wash your hands), take at least 3 showers when you get home
Let’s talk about 1.2 million followers on you Instagram
Bas: I want to thank the 1.2 million people who followed my Instagram, I’ve never reached this number before so it’s very special to me
Dun: I’m also 1.2 but more like 1.2 hundred thousand (Laughs)
(Dun currently has 1.5 hundred thousand followers on Instagram)
Dun: Thank you so much, this is my first time having 1.2 hundred thousand followers too (Bas: It’s a once in a lifetime thing) Only once in a lifetime
Bas: You get to 1.3 and it won’t decrease to 1.2
Dun: Not if I block and unblock 10,000 people (Laughs)
Bas: But without everyone’s support, we’d never get to this point
Dun: I never dreamt that I’d have more than a hundred thousand followers, I was stoked at 10K-20K
Bas: At first, I had 4,000 followers and now I have all you guys, I’m just a kid from a small town and never imagined I’d have 1.2 or 1.3 million followers. I want to thank all of you for bringing me this far
Goals for 2021
Dun: My goal is very easy, I want to develop my acting skills and become more confident. We’ll be shooting season 2 next year and I want it to be even better
Bas: In terms of self development, I’ve been continuously doing it for 4 years already and I haven’t stopped. My goal is to find something stable
Anything you’d like to say to fans
Bas: Please support our work, especially in this madan of the month where we are cool bikers. It’s a new look for us.
Dun: That’s right
‘Run Towards Your Dream’ all throughout February in #madanOfTheMonthxDunBas
Model: Dun Romchumpa & Bas Suradet
Photography: BoydFoto Sathianpong
Makeup: Tong Sutipat
Hair: Ploy Sukwasa
Stylist: Patipan Jaksukan
Concept&Style: Ployrawee Choksuchanun