Khanyi Mbau gets 'dark' in intense new thriller

By YOU
15 February 2017

The Red Room will see Khanyi star as Zama, a rich woman who loses it all and finds herself thrust into the harrowing world of human trafficking.

Khanyi Mbau's latest role is like nonr we've ever seen her in before.

In upcoming thriller The Red Room, Khanyi will play Zama, a rich woman who loses it all and finds herself thrust into the harrowing world of human trafficking.

The actress and socialite told TshisaLive that the role has forced her out of her comfort zone -- but she’s up for the challenge. Read more: Khanyi Mbau reveals bright blue hair "My role, and the film, are very different to anything I have done before. It shows my dark side and is a meatier role. "I found it challenging at first, but I am an actor and this is what I signed up for. Acting is my thing and so the role quickly became second nature to me," the glamorous star said.

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She said that the role “really delves into the psyche of a woman and the extremes they will go to in order to protect their family.”

Despite the intensity, she's enjoying the shoot.

"As an actress, I am always looking for a new way to express myself, to lose myself in a role, and I found that with this film. I’ve had so much fun shooting it."

Read more: It’s Khanyi Mbau’s party tonight – and you’re invited!

It's not yet clear when the film will hit screens.

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