I am so blessed: Maggie Benedict

By Drum Digital
13 April 2012

It’s a cold and rainy day in Joburg but the Generations actress is like a welcome ray of sunshine as she excitedly prepares for the DRUM photo shoot.

Amazingly, for an actress of her standing, it’s Maggie Benedict’s first solo magazine cover shoot and she’s as pleased as a kid in a sweet shop.

“Oh, I get to have my hair and make-up done? I’m loving it! I feel like a diva,” the 31-year-old actress enthuses. “I’m not this girly girl in person and neither is my character in the show, so I hardly get any time in the make-up chair at Generations.

I get the bare minimum, like base and liner, so I’m done in 10 minutes, which is why this is such a treat.”

The actress, from Pretoria, laughs naughtily and confesses that she’s not the most patient person in the make-up chair.

“I’ve got wiggle-worm syndrome so getting my make-up done is the worst part of the day for me,” she says.

“I can’t sit still. But the higher up your character, the more time you get in the chair. Poor Zeni (Zenande Mfenyana who plays Noluntu) is there for more than 45 minutes a day and I’m always asking her, ‘Isn’t your bum sore?’”

It seems impossible not to like Maggie Benedict. She’s friendly, down-to-earth and a great conversationalist. She’s also very talented and her CV is impressive for someone who’s been in the industry for less than five years.

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