Interview With Kitty Chicha Amatayakul, Main Star Of Thai Netflix Series “Girl From Nowhere” – Three years after the release of the first series, Kitty Chicha Amatayakul returns to play in Girl From Nowhere 2, the sequel to the series that became her big foothold in the acting world.
She is still Nanno, a girl whose origin is unknown and comes like a hero but on the other hand as a terror. Prior to marking her return to this iconic role, Kitty briefly appeared in the Netflix series, The Serpent, which was adapted from the true story of serial killer Charles Sobhraj.
Kitty’s appearance as Nanno for the first time through Girl From Nowhere in 2018 became a phenomenon. The series was not only a hit in Thailand, but also crossed national borders, mostly in south east Asia.
It didn’t take long, just a few months after the success of Girl From Nowhere, news of a sequel project was heard and received enthusiastic reception. And of course, discussing a little about Girl From Nowhere 2 which officially aired in on 7 May. Here’s our conversation with Kitty Chicha Amatayakul.
Interview With Kitty Chicha Amatayakul, Main Star Of Thai Netflix Series “Girl From Nowhere”
How does it feel to play the iconic character Nanno a second time?
It is an honor and a dream come true. Nanno is very special to me. And being trusted by the fans and the whole team to play him again means a lot.
What do you think is interesting about season 2?
I think for the second time, we as a whole team have more to explore and develop the world we built in the first season.
In season 2 we introduced many new elements to the series, such as doing one episode which was mostly black and white.
We’ve also added another depth to the story so viewers can enjoy each episode as a show on its own, as well as as a whole.
Girl From Nowhere has gone viral on TikTok and has become a hot topic of conversation. Do you know about this?
I am very happy for the overwhelming warm welcome from all over the world, I don’t actually have a TikTok account myself. But I see a lot of content and I think it’s something that can bring this series closer to the audience and interact with each other.
What is the most interesting behind-the-scenes story you could share with us?
All Nanno characters in episode 6 were played by myself. Every scene and every version. It’s a camera magic with lots of editing touches to make it happen.
We only used a double player in episode 4, but I won’t divulge in which scene it happened.
If you had the power of Nanno, what would you do?
I will try to make this world a better place like Nanno is trying to do. She may looks like a bad person, but she really has a very kind heart.
Nanno has always had hope in mankind to control themselves and become better. She also never lost faith, even when they were mean to her, or when they doubted herself.
What are the differences and similarities between Kitty and Nanno?
To me, we share mostly the same physical appearance. However, Nanno was much stronger and excited.
I am very shy and often feel insecure. Nanno was like a demon who was by my side, the one who really introduced me to all the fans.
After Girl from Nowhere 2 and The Serpent, what other projects can fans look forward to from Kitty?
There are actually a lot, but at this point I can’t really tell you much. I’ve been working on a song lately that I wrote the lyrics for myself and I can’t wait to hear what people think of it.
In acting, what is your dream and who is your biggest inspiration?
I want to explore the world of acting with different people and different roles. I feel this is a journey that will never end.
My biggest dream is to be involved in any film directed by Sofia Coppola or Tim Burton.
In your opinion, what made the Thai film and series industry thrive and be accepted by the global public and what were the challenges?
I think that since the advent of the internet, the whole world has become closer. And our films began to be watched by people abroad. But there’s one thing that’s been a challenge for me and the industry, the language barrier.
We know that Thailand has its own language and there are often some really funny jokes in our native language but we can’t put in the proper subtitles for it.
Besides that, I think all countries have different cultures and that is something new that can be explored by a global audience.