AMAZINGLY, IN THE year since we last listened in (feeling just a little bit guilty), Ploypan “Ploy” Dyrendal never heard what she wanted to hear from her estranged husband, the actor-singer Peter Corp Dyrendal.
It’s been almost a year since Peter failed to return home from a day on the movie set, leaving Ploy and their two young sons wondering what was happening. In the interim he was often spotted riding in motorcycle caravans and attending parties.
Ploy dearly wanted to get on with her life, but Peter kept avoiding her, so there could be no discussion about separation or divorce. Finally, though, Ploy told the press this week, their parents and other respected seniors arranged a meeting, at which the couple agreed to end their marriage, though no documents have been signed as yet.
As to the reasons behind their split, Ploy said she’d prefer that Peter explain the situation to the public himself. Meanwhile she’ll keep the boys and Peter is always welcome to visit them. Their youngest was just a few months old when Peter turned into a no-show dad.
Ploy has just returned to her job as a Thai Airways flight attendant, leaving the kids in the care of her family, and has been delighted with the words of encouragement coming from passengers.
Ann’s back on screen
Actress Ann Sirium Pukdeedumrongrit, long absent from the spotlight after marrying Briton Justin Tate and moving to England, is back in Thailand and generating fresh wattage producing a drama series for Channel 7.
Ann is both making her debut as a producer and starring in the soap opera “Saneh Ha Maya”.
Asked if the scene has changed much in the five years she’s been gone, she says there have been a lot of changes in the industry and she’s been busy trying to catch up.
Ann is confident in her abilities as a producer, but she admits to being a little worried about getting back to acting after being gone so long. Before moving to England she’d mainly hosted TV shows while also running a spa.
Ann still looks beautiful at age 45, though. She’d started out as a teenage model before getting into film in the 1980s and finally making it big on TV. She was married to singer Billy Ogan and they had a daughter, then married Rajit Sangchuto, who owns a production firm and directs commercials.
Her third marriage, to Tate, has fared better chiefly because they’ve been able to maintain their privacy. The wedding itself took place in England about two years ago.
With her daughter now attending college in the UK, Ann felt the timing was right to return to work in Thailand, which she’s missed. Her husband has come with her and will stay for a few months. Naturally the press wants to get pictures of them together, so Ann says she’ll bring him to the set of her show – maybe once the weather cools down a bit.