Richard Juan set the online world abuzz after he posted a photo with Thai actor Win Metawin on his social media pages on Sunday, April 17.
In an email interview with PUSH, the Pinoy Big Brother host shared how he was able to meet the Thai star in Bangkok.
According to Richard, he is currently in Bangkok not only for vacation but also to explore entrepreneurial ventures.
“I came here to Thailand for work and play. It's my first international trip since my December 2019 trip to Spain! I've always had several friends out here and also some business connections, too. Since borders are now opening up, I'm exploring opportunities for my company 28 Squared Studios to possibly work with Thai celebrities and producers,” he said.
Richard relayed that he was introduced to Win by a common friend.
“Win was super nice and gives off a very humble vibe. We had a short conversation and he speaks really well, too,” he shared about meeting Win in person.
When asked what he thinks are the similarities between the Philippine and Thai entertainment industries, Richard remarked, “I have yet to fully experience what the entertainment scene is like out here in Thailand, but from what I have observed so far, I think we both are similar in the sense that we have goals to reach an international market while still maintaining our local roots.”
Richard believes that there will be more collaborations among artists in Asia and beyond.
“We are living in a world where it's getting smaller and smaller. I am 100% sure we will be doing a lot more collaborations and partnerships between production companies with Asian artists and also Western artists,” he stated.
Richard currently hosts Pinoy Big Brother: Connect on ABS-CBN.
Prior to becoming part of PBB as a host, he starred in the 2020 Kapamilya television series Love Thy Woman.
In 2020, he also launched his production company 28 Squared Studios.
Win is a Thai actor who rose to international stardom in 2020 with his series 2gether: The Series and Still 2gether, where he starred with Bright Vachirawit.
In 2021, he became part of F4 Thailand: Boys Over Flowers which just concluded in April 2022.