We recently caught up with Menzi Ngubane who will be joining the award winning cast of Isibaya on Mzansi Magic this month. Menzi will play a ruthless taxi boss called Judas Ngwenya who comes to town with his family. This is what we learned about his new role and what we should expect from his character
Menzi Ngubane says that as a actor he had to have a positive mindset as he was joining a new environment. However, He was not nervous because he had already worked with some of the actors such as Siyabonga Thwala and Thembi Nyandeni on previous productions. 2. What should we expect from his character and what he is looking forward to: Menzi says viewers should expect him to take his character as a ruthless taxi boss very seriously. Having played the bad guy a few times, he says viewers should stay tuned for a few surprises when he comes to town and forms an alliance with the evil villain Samson Ndlovu. He is also looking forward to working with the Isibaya team which he says is very different from most productions he worked with. 3. On when he starts shooting his scenes: Menzi began shooting his scenes for Isibaya on the 13th of April but should only appear on our screens later in May. 4. On how he feels having worked for some of the best soapies in the country: He is extremely grateful that he has managed to maintain longevity in the industry. He is happy that there are more opportunities for actors unlike before when an actor would wait for months after an audition to receive a call back. These days directors and producers are telling more South African stories through movies, soapies and telenovelas and this opens up opportunities for more actors to continue working. 5. What kind of advice he would give someone who would like to pursue acting: He says Its important to research and understand the character you would be playing. Be yourself and always go to auditions well prepared.
- How he feels now that he will be joining the cast of Isibaya: