Glam Happenings Movies
The presenter, singer and MC celebrates his female influencers.
MISS PEREGRINE’S HOME FOR PECULIAR CHILDREN
The eerie fantasy novel by Ransom Riggs makes a marvellous match for director Tim Burton’s special brand of Gothic charm. Asa Butterfield leads as Jacob Portman, a 16-year-old orphan who finds sanctuary with Miss Peregrine (Eva Green) at her home for ‘gifted’ children. Enchantment, escapism, beauty and otherworldly characters abound.
When Juliette (Felicity Jones) needs a lifesaving kidney transplant, her boyfriend Casey (Nicholas Hoult) decides to finance it by acting as a driver for a drug smuggling ring led by Hagen Kahl (Anthony Hopkins). But when the heist doesn’t go to plan, Casey finds himself on the run from his employer. You’re in for frenetic autobahn car chases in this action-thriller.
Katlego’s mother My mother had to start from scratch when she divorced my father, but she was determined to make a better life for both of us, and it was only when I was older that I saw the extent of her sacrifices. Giving me a great education at good schools meant that she had to work incredibly hard, forgo things and take out overdrafts.
Katlego’s grandmother I went to live with my grandmother when I was at school in Potchefstroom, and she was the one who kept me on the straight and narrow! A hardcore disciplinarian, she believed in doing things the right way, and her driving force inspired me to do my best.
TV sports presenter Charismatic and poised, Kate kicks butt in a maledominated industry – and she does it in four languages! It’s my dream to reach the level of multilingual talent she displayed when she segued seamlessly from English to German, Spanish and French while hosting the massive 2015 FIFA Ballon d’or awards.
Former primary school secretary Cricket was a big thing for me at Potchefstroom Central School, and Mrs Kennedy and her husband believed in me, supported me, and raised funds so that I could go on tours. I also attribute my passion for language to the amazing gift she gave me for my 10th birthday: a Parker pen and a dictionary decorated with a picture of Shakespeare. And it was her words that motivated me when I left primary school: “If you can dream it, you can do it.”
Former primary school secretary Mrs Parsons was a mother figure to me in the years when I was at schools far from home. She took a strong interest in my academic progress, she encouraged me to be myself when I was teased for being diligent, and she really looked out for me, which meant a lot.
Former TV producer If it hadn’t been for Mathe, I would never have been on Expresso. She had suggested me to the show’s producers Bradley van den Berg and Patience Stevens after seeing me presenting on SABC 2. And that leads me to Patience herself…
TV producer Patience gave me my big break: the chance to fly to Cape Town to audition for her show Expresso. Ever since then, she has believed in my potential and played an uplifting role in my life.
Actress and talk
show host I admire Ellen’s impact and the way in which she uses her platform to inspire others, and I love that she ends every episode of The Ellen Degeneres Show by saying, “Be kind to one another.” I would love to have that sort of positive influence in my own life and through TV and music.