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Marie Claire (South Africa) - - @PLAY -

Tell us about Jenny, your char­ac­ter in Noem My Skol­lie. She lives in a gang­land but has big dreams. Jenny is the an­gelic and pure gure in the plot. She has her head rmly on her shoul­ders but she’s in love with Abra­ham, the lead, who makes choices she doesn’t agree with. Be­cause of this, she is torn be­tween her love for him and her own dreams. How did you get into char­ac­ter? I used my fam­ily’s his­tory to bring Jenny to life. The movie is set in the 1960s, so I felt like I was telling my grand­mother’s story. One of the key points of Jenny’s char­ac­ter is her de­sire for a bet­ter life, which is such a South African story and re­lat­able to so many. So many Capeto­ni­ans and South Africans have been af­fected by gang­ster­ism and drugs, so it’s a life that many live. On-screen act­ing or theatre? I’ve de nitely been bit­ten by the lm bug, but there’s noth­ing like be­ing in a room full of peo­ple and per­form­ing for them on stage – it’s price­less. What’s the best act­ing ad­vice you’ve ever re­ceived? You have to dis­cover the truth and hu­man­ity in what you’re por­tray­ing. It’s not al­ways so ob­vi­ous, but once you nd it – re­gard­less of your back­ground – you can nd res­o­nance in the nar­ra­tive. Noem My Skol­lie is in cine­mas on 2 Septem­ber

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