It’s no secret that those who rely on the entertainment industry for an income have been taking a beating during the lockdown.
Although some actors have been fortunate enough to go back to work, actress Juliette Pauling from Johannesburg is still pursuing her passion from home.
A friend of Juliette’s suggested she make a lockdown video to encourage people to stay at home during the coronavirus pandemic. The young actress was sceptical about it at first but decided to give it a go.
“I started this series to continue ‘working’ in a way and I’ve felt like I’ve been working every day in lockdown,” she tells YOU.
“It’s given me a bit of purpose which has been quite lekker.”
Initially, she was going to upload a post a day for the 21-day lockdown period. But since the lockdown was extended and by popular demand, she’s continued uploading the quirky videos.
“It brought them [her followers] some much-needed laughter in a rather scary and depressing time,” she says.
“At the beginning of lockdown, I was incorporating the people who commented on my posts into my sketches. I did a lot of episodes with lockdown challenges.
“So in my sketch, I would nominate those who had commented – and what sports they were. Each and every person I nominated, whether it was for a T-shirt challenge, egg challenge, running challenge, all of them pulled through.
“People loved it! I didn’t love it so much when they nominated me or my characters back for something, but I suppose I deserved it,” Juliette says.
Take a look at some of her videos below: