A kidnapped bride made her appearance in 7de Laan on Friday. Her true identity was revealed on Wednesday, and to the surprise of many, the hostage is DeWet Basson's (Dirk Stoltz) daughter.
Danielle Retief plays Nikki Basson.
Born to a life of privilege, she has travelled the world and experienced the finer things in life that most of her peers can only dream of. In spite of this life, Nikki yearns for purpose and fulfilment. Her settlement in Hillside is subsequent to her adventurous quest to find her niche, and this is when her path crosses with a not-so-charming Prince.
DeWet stages a dramatic rescue of his daughter from the prince.
Speaking about her role, Danielle says: "It's very exciting, to be cliché, but truly honest. We all know what an incredible impact the show has on South African TV and to be a part of it is wonderful. On top of that, to be able to play a character who is real, edgy, authentic and often whimsically resourceful is a massive reward for an actress."
Tune in to 7de Laan weekdays at 18:00 on SABC2 (DStv 192).
Compiled by Leandra Engelbrecht.