Xolile opens up about her miscarriage and coming back to TV

By Drum Digital
07 March 2017

Actress and director Xolile Tshabalala has returned to the small screen after a short break during which she studied film making and directed SABC 3 show Hard Copy and SABC 1’s Intersextions.

Speaking to DRUM, Xolile says she is excited to be back on TV on the brand new drama called Ingozi . The show tells the story of how one eventful night on the road tears the lives of three different families from three different backgrounds - apart.

“You know this role that I’m playing teaches a lot of thing, I’m playing the character of Angela Ndamase the wife that is wealthy but there’s no happiness at home,” Xolile reveals “Angela basically has to worry about her husband to get along with her son, so that there will be harmony on the house. Money doesn’t but everything” she adds

Xolile says even though the show is still pretty new, she and other cast members are starting to get love for their characters, on social media and even on the streets.  “People see me in malls and they recognize me as Angela from the show. That’s testament that the show is doing well,” Xolile says.

Ever since she started acting Xolile says she has been always offered great roles, but they all have one thing in common, they are usually sophisticated type of women.  “I wish to play just as a domestic worker one day, for now the productions always gives me the big elegant type of roles, but I am not complaining,” she says.

Sometime in 2016 there were reports of Xolile being admitted to Chris Hani Baragwanath Academic Hospital for some treatment after a miscarriage, she opens up about that time saying going to Baragwanath was the best decision she made. “I lost my baby and the best place I knew that I will get better was Baragwanath Hospital. I didn’t listen to people who say ‘go to fancy hospitals’, I went to Bara and the doctors there were just the best.”

Catch Ingozi on SABC 1 Sundays at 7:30pm.

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