Joong Archen Wiraphakul อาเชน วิรภากุล [Profiler – Ones2Watch Series]


Thai model and actor Joong Archen have big shoes to fill in 2 Moons 2 The Series. He plays Ming, the campus King (or Moon for that matter) previously performed by Kim Varodom Khemmonta. Better known as Kimmon, the 27-year old actor plays the main protagonist (Wayo’s) best friend. As the series progresses, Ming becomes attracted to Phana’s buddy, Kit.

Update: Some controversy is currently haunting Joong Archen in relation to his responses to fans re: his sexuality. I think that while he has made a mistake in answering them, the trouble is with the fans and how redundant and insensitive they can be. A lot of Thai BL actors are not gay. They are supposed to play a gay role. Stop pestering them with your imagination that they are gays!

Motive Village should have been more prudent and just offer Joong advise and tips on how to respond to fans. Putting him on probation is not fair. Why punish the guy for saying he’s not gay? This is just ridiculous!

Ming and Kit as BL couple as Archen dives in!

Giving a name to the relationship between Ming and Kit is rather difficult because their feelings for each other are not two-sided but not totally one-sided. Ming likes Kit and openly flirts with him and although Kit constantly rejects Ming’s feelings, it has been shown that he does show interest in Ming. [source]

Kit and Ming played by Nine Konchit Boonsatheepakdee and Joong Archen Wiraphakul respectively. 2 Moons 2 The Series

Ming and Kit serve as the drama’s ‘cat versus mouse’ romantic odyssey. At his best, Kit (tries hard and fails) to prevent Ming from being romantic and affectionate. What follows can be hilarious, annoying, or infuriating as their scenes reveal the couple’s next intimacy level. Ming and Kit are meant to complement Phana and Wayo who, by now, are already quite intimate.

At 17, Archen is 10 years younger than Kimmon. While the comparison has yet to intensify, Ming’s character is of huge importance to the overall appeal of the series.


Photos and scenes are taken from Joong Archen Instagram account.

One advantage that Archen enjoys over some of the cast – he has been outside Thailand. His family (Mom, him and stepdad) settled in Turkey when he’s a kid, His stepdad is Turkish. If reports are to be believed, he returns to his birthplace to pursue acting.

2 Moons 2 The Series is his first drama to date.

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  1. I am an American critic and novelist based in Indonesia for 20 years, and a BL fanatic. I love Psycho Milk: I read every post as soon as I get an alert. I am not on Twitter or Facebook, so I don’t know the best way to communicate with you. I apologize, but I do not even know your name! or where you are located. All I could think to do was to post this comment.
    I first got hooked on BL with Love Sick, and wrote about it for The New Yorker magazine.
    https://www.newyorker.com/culture/culture-desk/boys-in-love

    I would like to write in greater depth about the extraordinary booming popularity of BL in Southeast Asia and China. It is an amazing genre that is almost unknown in western countries. I am particularly interested in the young women novelists who have created most or all of these stories. I would love to be in touch with Indrytimes and Chiffon_cake and others, but I am completely stymied about how to get a message to them. Is it possible that they would have something as old-fashioned as an email address? I am also fascinated by the fan network, of which Psycho Milk is a stellar example.
    If you can help me, or anyone reading this comments can offer a suggestion as to how I can get in touch with the creative artists, particularly writers and directors, behind the BL series, please let me hear from you: I will be very grateful!
    Jamie James
    Email: jamiejamesbali@gmail.com; author’s website: https://jamiejamesauthor.com. I am on Instagram (jamielombok), but rarely post; I joined mainly to follow jamyjamess (my name, almost!), ohmpawat, Captain, and a few other of my favorite stars.

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      1. Hey, RedandBlue, I just now saw your comment — I forgot which thread I posted my comment on! If you are still interested in helping me, I would love to hear from you. Thanks, Jamie

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