Hollywood, here I am! Nomzamo Mbatha on her own Coming to America journey

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The South African beauty takes a leading role in the new film Coming 2 America. (PHOTO: Luba Lesolle)
The South African beauty takes a leading role in the new film Coming 2 America. (PHOTO: Luba Lesolle)

It's 9 o’clock on a Monday morning in Los Angeles and she’s preparing to start her day – and if the past week is anything to go by, it’s going to be another hectic one. But it comes with the territory, Nomzamo Mbatha tells us, and she isn’t complaining, although she does make a point of grabbing some me-time whenever she can.

“I spent an entire day in bed over the weekend,” she says. “I answered my mom’s call, just so she knew I was alive, but that was it.” 

The day ahead looks something like this: first she’ll hone her skills in acting class, then she’ll head off to an audition, followed by yet more interviews with journalists from across the globe. These jam-packed days are exactly what Nomzamo had hoped for when she left South African shores to pursue her dreams in Tinseltown two years ago.

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