Rising star Minenhle Dlamini

By Drum Digital
24 November 2010

SHE’S perfect for television: gorgeous, bubbly and great at off-the-cuff one-liners. Minenhle Dlamini’s presence on SABC1’s Live has given the music show an extra shot of fun and flavour – and now that the 20-year-old has also taken on the role of Miranda in Generations, it’s clear she’s a girl to watch. We speak to her about her rapidly rising star – and ask her about those rumours revolving around her and Bafana goalkeeper Itumeleng Khune...

It’s been six months since you joined SABC1’s Live. Are you enjoying It? It’s awesome! I’ve learnt so much in a short space of time. I also work at [production house] Urban Brew on a daily basis. My goal is to be a producer.

How does It feel to be shot into the Limelight?

I’m living on cloud nine. I wake up every day to do what I love. I feel so privileged and blessed. I’m also going to be shooting a movie in March, although I can’t tell you more about that yet.

How did you land the Generations gig?

I got a call from the casting agent to read for the role and see if I liked it. So I went in and that was that!

Did you always want to be an actress?

Yes, it’s a huge passion of mine. I’ve been acting since I was three. I’ve won numerous monologue awards over the years.

There’s talk you’re going out with Itumeleng Khune...

[Laughs] Somehow I knew that question was coming! We’re not dating. Itu’s a good friend of mine, that’s all. We actually laugh about this all the time, this business that we’re supposed to be dating. He’s an awesome guy, he’s super-talented and he plays for my favourite team. But there’s nothing more than friendship between us.

How long have you been friends?

It hasn’t been that long... roughly three months now.

How did you guys meet?

A mutual friend introduced us and we just hit it off.

What are some of the things you get up to?

We just hang out together. I go to a lot of his games and if he’s not playing we go to the games together. We have fun; we just gel.Wedo stupid kids’ stuff and loaf around. He was my favourite soccer player even before we became friends. I love soccer.

Read the full article in DRUM of 2 December 2010

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