Rising star: Teboho Tsotetsi on his first acting gig on M-Net's telenovela Legacy

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TV presenter and actor Teboho Tsotetsi populary known as "Caddy",  scored himself his first-ever acting gig on M-Net’s telenovela, Legacy.
TV presenter and actor Teboho Tsotetsi populary known as "Caddy", scored himself his first-ever acting gig on M-Net’s telenovela, Legacy.

He's making a name for himself in the entertainment industry.

For years he’s been the host of Teenagers On A Mission, an SABC 1 kiddies show, where he took young viewers on a journey to learn more about the world of science and technology.

Now Teboho Tsotetsi has scored himself his first-ever acting gig on M-Net’s telenovela, Legacy.

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He plays Sanele, a junior business analyst.

Teboho, who is affectionately known as Caddy, says he was overjoyed when he got the role.

“When I received a call that I got the role, I couldn’t believe it. I was overjoyed because acting has been something I always wanted to do,” he says.

“But I thought I will do it in the next future, maybe two or three years from now. But God had other plans.”

Playing Sanele

Speaking to Drum, the Joburg-born rising star says it has been amazing playing the role of Sanele, whom he describes as the life of the party.

“Sanele is a junior business analyst and he is just a vibe. He is the life of the party. He is basically the life of the Legacy Investment office," says Caddy.

“He is also an amazing friend. Ilabangani laba, [He is that friend], that makes you just want to take risks in life, and he will be like just do it, friend.”

Caddy loves stepping up to the challenge and says what he is enjoying the most about acting is how it has taken him out of his comfort zone.

“Being in someone else’s shoes, you get to feel this person’s emotions, you tap into emotions that you never thought you could tap into. 

“And that is what I like about acting. Being taken out of my comfort zone."

The star, who has no formal training in acting, has an acting coach who is helping him learn more about his craft so he can be able to deliver quality work and bring his A-game with his every performance.

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“I have an acting coach, Camilla Waldman. She was Anne de Villers on Generations,” he tells Drum.

“She has taught me so much. She teaches and trains me.”

Caddy also reads his script each chance he gets to better understand his character and be the best that he can be when it comes to playing his role.

“This is my first acting gig. And it has been kind of challenging because I am not a pro at all. So, I am doing my best and working hard."

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Cut from the same cloth

Caddy tells Drum that he and Sanele are not too far-fetched.

And he is certain that they might just be one person.

“We are very alike and out there," he laughs.

“Siyaphapha kakhulu, [we are way too forward].”

The two have a great fashion sense and are lovers of the finer things in life.

“Sanele dresses very well, and he likes clothes and so do I. Uzithandela ukujaiva [he likes dancing] and I like that and going out.

“Also, he is a hard worker and for me, all that I have. I have worked hard to get it.”

The way the two are so similar, he doesn't think they even have differences. 

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“Ngoba siyinto eyi one, [we are one thing].”

Entertainment industry

As a child, Caddy always knew that he wanted to be on television.  And there was never any shred of doubt that he will end up there.

“When I was young, bengiwumntwan’ wasendlini, [ I was always indoors].”

“I was always watching tv and I never use to go out and play outside with other kids.”

The star says for him, watching television was something amazing and the older he got the more he wanted to be inside the ‘magic box’ that fascinates him so much.

“I was like this is what I wanted to do,” he says.

“I wanted to be on television and there was actually never anything else.  Even as a kid, when someone asked me, I would say, I want to be on tv.”

And that is why after matric, Caddy decided to study towards a qualification in media studies.

“I studied at Boston Media House. There was nothing else I saw myself doing.”

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