5 minutes with The River’s Beauty

Galaletsang Koffman
Galaletsang Koffman

When did your acting career begin?

In high school. I knew that it was what I’d do for the rest of my life, so I decided to get formal training. I wanted to learn more and the universe put that into practice in 2015 when I bagged my first role on The Road.


How did you get the role on The River and how did you prepare for it?

I was scouted. I got the call and it was the beginning of my journey. My actor’s journal helps me prepare daily and to keep track of my character’s journey. Everyone around me is also kind enough to inspire me and contribute to Beauty coming to life by sharing their crazy moments. I love observing and putting into practice the things that I’ve noticed about human interaction, which makes it fun to prepare for work.


What do you love the most about portraying Beauty?

I love her spirit. Beauty has so much life to give.


What three things do people not know about you? 

1. I love elephants 

2. Nature calms me

3. I am a foodie


What is your biggest strength and weakness? 

My biggest strength is feeling, I’m in tune with how I feel. I love feeling and expressing my feelings. 

Staying in my head for too long is a weakness I have. I tend to try and control everything and I don’t always get to enjoy the moment. 


What is your source of happiness? 

Love, love makes me happy. My love for life, art, food and people. The theatre and this stage called the world. My love for craft! Love makes me really happy. I love love. 


What’s the one thing about your industry that you would change if you could?

I’d change the fact that women have to work twice as hard yet they don’t receive half the remuneration or credit men receive.

I’d love to contribute to creating a system that classifies performers and I’d structure a way for performers to understand their rights and what is required of them in the industry, what different mediums mean and how different platforms operate.


What do you do to relax?

I pray, meditate and listen to music. I enjoy a good meal, reading, laughing and keeping in touch with the universe. I also isolate myself, so I can find my balance outside of everyone else. 



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