A bigger, better role for Moshidi Motshegwa

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A bigger, better role for Moshidi Motshegwa. Image: SAFTAs Gallery
A bigger, better role for Moshidi Motshegwa. Image: SAFTAs Gallery

Actress Moshidi Motshegwa is back with a bang after her long absence from our television screens!

Three years ago, Moshidi was axed from 1Magic’s telenovela, The River, after she had a fallout with a co-star and one of the show’s executive producers. This is despite the fact that she had won the Favourite Actress award at the Mzansi Viewers’ Choice Awards for her role as Malefu. She walked away with a R50 000 cash prize.

At the time, the star said one of the reasons she was given for being booted from the show was that she was “too expensive and difficult to work with”. The seasoned actress was then excluded from season two of the show. Moshidi has bounced back and is now part of BET’s star-studded daily drama, Isono.

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The actress says she was afraid that she would be blacklisted after leaving The River, but luckily that didn’t happen and she is back on TV doing what she loves. “It’s easy to find yourself not working when you have a disagreement with industry heavyweights, so it feels good to be back,” says the actress.

She hopes that her character on Isono will spark conversations about the plight of women in our country.

“I’m happy that I’m able to bring Sarah’s character to life. I hope the character will have people talking about the prevalence of violence against women and the trauma they experience,” she says.

Catch Isono daily on DStv (Channel 129) at 9.30pm.


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