‘OPW’ marks Lerato’s return to the limelight
Actress auditioned for wedding gig three times before without luck
Actress Lerato Zah Moloi says landing presenting and acting gigs marks her return to the limelight.
Moloi, who has been flying below the radar for a while now, is set to present Our Perfect Wedding (OPW) on Mzansi Magic. She will take over from Nomsa Buthelezi in December.
The star, who also appears on Rhythm City, is confident that she will do well.
The pretty host is excited to finally present the show after auditioning three times without success.
Moloi will bring vast experience having presented shows such as Gospel Gold before.
“For many years I wanted to be part of the show. I decided to audition because I love the concept of OPW. It has been my dream to be at the fore front of Our Perfect Wedding.”
The outspoken Moloi has already started filming the episodes of OPW and is enjoying every minute of it. She says she is aware that the show has demanding viewers who can be vicious at times.
“I know the kind of comments that presenters get. I know that black Twitter can be so mean.”
Moloi argues that she is coming into the show with an open mind, and she understands what is expected of her.
She hopes to do well because she is multilingual and can
‘‘ You get to meet different people from different cultures
speak Venda, Tsonga, Zulu, Sotho and Pedi fluently.
“I am quite aware that the show is not about me. It is about the groom, bride and their families. My job is to make sure that I bring joy and fun to them,” she explains.
“My biggest weapon is that I know how to communicate and relate to different people. I am going to be respectful and I bring a positive vibe.” Moloi is pleased to be part of
OPW because it focuses on weddings of ordinary people who are not pretentious.
She says the part she enjoys most is that it introduces her to diverse cultures that exist in SA.
“When doing this show, you get to meet different people from different cultures.
Unlike dealing with elites, these people love and care for you genuinely.”
The former Muvhango star does not mind travelling every weekend to shoot OPW since she deems her social life as nonexistent. She says she spends most of her weekend in the house with her actress mother, Candy Moloi, and her five-year-old son. “I know that when I am travelling, I will miss my son. I hope that one day he will realise that I was doing this to make sure he has a better future.”
On her Rhythm City character, Moloi explains that she is excited that she has landed such a role. She plays a police officer. Moloi says it’s a prominent role and that she will be on screen for a while. She adds that she has learned to appreciate every opportunity that comes her way and use it appropriately.
“As you grow older, you learn to appreciate every opportunity that God presents you. You begin to understand that if it was not for God, none of this could have happened. What is happening currently in my career, it is God’s work, it is not me.”
Moloi launched her name with the role of Refiloe on the SABC2 soapie Muvhango. Since then, she has appeared in a number of television productions such as Skeem Saam, Rockville, Thola, Gaz’lam, Home Affairs, Izoso Connexion, Mtunzini.com and Room 9.
Lerato Zah Moloi is the new presenter of ‘ Our Perfect Wedding’.