Ong Bak Star Becomes A Monk

Asian action star Tony Jaa has quit the film industry reports Twitchfilm.

According to the site, the actor rode an elephant to a temple in Surin, Thailand, where he shaved his head, took vows, and was officially ordained as a Buddhist monk late last week.

However Jaa’s time away is not being seen as a permanent move, and the expectation is he will not remain in the monastery forever.

Why would he do this? Well Twitchfilm also have a long but utterly fascinating possible explanation involving failed film projects, contractual obligations, Jaa’s previous two month disappearance and more.