Thuthuka Mthembu on booking her first role and time on SABC1’s Uzalo

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Uzalo actress Thuthuka Mthembu
Uzalo actress Thuthuka Mthembu

Booking my very first role was an amazing experience. It was incredibly exciting. I felt grateful and blessed because I understood that it could’ve gone to anyone, but I got it. I was very aware of that, and it felt like a blessing because they thought I was the perfect person to portray the character. My family was very happy, and it felt very good.

I’m lucky enough to do what I love with people that I love; that makes my on-screen experiences the best, all the time. Every single day is good because I’m doing what I love, and I do it with people who make it very enjoyable. There are so many moments, but, I love it because I work with my friends. A lot of the people I work with are individuals that I enjoy being around on a personal level.

My favourite scene so far, was the wedding. As little girls we always look forward to the day we’ll get married. And, even though it was Nonka’s wedding day and not mine, it was nice to get a small glimpse of what it is like. From the floral arrangement, to the wedding dress, and everything else – it was absolute bliss.

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