Hollywood beckons for Kalanji
The bright lights of Hollywood are beckoning Kalanji Roelfse and the lure is irresistible. He recently arrived back in South Africa from Hollywood, Los Angeles, in the USA after competing in the coveted showcase Hollywood’s Next Star.
Roelfse, a marketing student at NMU in George, was elated at having rubbed shoulders with Hollywood talent scouts. “I competed in acting, singing, dancing and modelling against some of the world’s best. Contestants were chosen from countries across the world and were challenged to showcase their talents for Hollywood’s best talent agents, casting directors and talent scouts/managers.”
Roelofse tells how it came about that he caught the eye of local talent scouts. “In May I attended acting auditions in Cape Town where five South Africans out of
460 contestants were chosen by a recruitment agency called Hollywood Dreams to visit America to compete. I had the opportunity to go to Hollywood and showcase my talent to some of Hollywood’s best agencies. The event took place from 11 to 13 August at the Hollywood Rooseveldt Hotel, on Hollywood Boulevard, under leadership of celebrity coach Daniel Samonas.”
Roelfse said, “The weekend was by far one of the most stressful, yet blissful experiences of my entire life. I had the opportunity to have my childhood dream either come true or vanish in front of my eyes. The Sunday after the auditions, we received callbacks and there were three agencies wanting to sign me and offer representation, being the prestigious MGMT Artists, Trusik Talent Management and Indasoul Entertainment Agency. “My plan now is to complete this year of studies at NMU before moving to Los Angeles in January 2018 to commence my acting career in Los Angeles.” His student friends have given him the thumbs up and are impressed by the photos he had taken to prove that there are plenty of glamorous girls about.
He is desperately keen to become an actor and plans to take lessons with one of the best Hollywood schools, Michelle Danner Los Angeles Acting School.
Kalanji Roelfse on the famous streets of Hollywood, Los Angeles. Kalanji with some of the other contestants who also received callbacks by talent scouts.