Get to Know Real Life ‘Brother of The Year,’ Thai Heartthrob Sunny Suwanmethanont

He’s not exactly a mischievous, annoying, and overbearing brother in real life.

Sunny Suwanmethanont plays the role of “Chut,” the #DemonBrother in the hit Thai comedy-drama “Brother of the Year.”

In the film, Chut is gleefully living a wild bachelor life until his perfect younger sister Jane suddenly returns from her years of study in Japan to move back to Bangkok for work. Her return sees the start of yet another series of brother-sister disagreements, silliness, and funny gags.

In the movie, Chut does everything in his power to put a stop to anything that makes his little sister happy; going as far as threatening and sabotaging his sister’s romantic relationship with boyfriend Moji, a character played by Nichkhun Horvejkul of K-Pop group 2PM.

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Despite all of his craziness when portraying the brother of the year, the Thai actor was composed and charismatic during the Manila press conference with his co-star Chanchalerm Manasaporn and director Vithaya Thongyuyong last August 16, 2018 at the Marco Polo Hotel Ortigas.

Talking about sibling rivalry, which is the biggest element in the film, Sunny shared, “I’m the youngest [in our family], so I didn’t experience any extreme sibling rivalry in my life.” But after playing the older brother role in the film, he said it made him want to have a younger sister like Yaya. “She is such a nice, lovely, sincere, well-disciplined, and caring person.”

It really makes us wonder, though. What if he actually had a younger sister? Would he be just as playful as his character in Brother of the Year?

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“I’m kind of sweet,” Sunny confidently chimes. He wouldn’t want to be difficult or evil if he had a younger sister who has found romance. He would much rather support than destroy her. “I’d be a sweet brother,” he adds, earning the awws of everyone in the room.

Brother of the Year tackles the meddling problem of an older brother who acts as a nemesis to his sister. It was especially highlighted during the second half of the film.

Acclaimed director Vithaya Thongyuyong explains that this movie isn’t just for viewers who have siblings. He says, “This movie is about relationships. Even if you don’t have a brother or sister, I’m sure you can relate or connect to their relationship. It will make you cry, and you will realize how lucky you are to have a brother or a sister.”

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From the laugh-out-loud moments to communication breakdowns, everyone will definitely be touched by the unbreakable bond of siblings in the movie. “[Asians] don’t really express or show love and affection to their siblings. But deep down inside, we know we love them,” the director comments.

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Find out what happens to the savage brother who constantly meddles with his sister’s love life! Brother of the Year opens in cinemas nationwide on October 10, 2018 supported by the Tourism Authority of Thailand.

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