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XO­LILE MT­S­HAZO AC­TRESS Jay An­stey has jumped ship from SABC to ri­val chan­nel

An­stey (23), who played Char­lie Holmes on SABC3 s will now fea­ture on as Kate, along­side her fa­ther, Nor­man.

It won t be the first time An­stey co-stars with her fa­ther on the same show. They worked to- gether on but their char­ac­ters never in­ter­acted.

I was not sim­ple get­ting the role of Kate,” she said.

I had to go through au­di­tions just like every­one else. Peo­ple have this no­tion that as an es­tab­lished ac­tress you are head­hunted They didn t want me ini­tially. It was only at the end of the au­di­tions that I re­ceived a call that I got the role.

I m glad I de­cided to move to It s a mar­ket that has not been tapped into and they are pro­fes­sional. Every­one is treated equally, and there are no diva ten­den­cies that we see among soapie ac­tors.

Per­son­ally, I have this feel­ing I m about to reach some­thing amaz­ing in the entertainment busi­ness, be­cause I m ex­plor­ing the com­mer­cial side of things.” An­stey re­vealed that be­sides her act­ing ca­reer, which she said is her bread and but­ter she co-owns a pro­duc­tion com­pany with her sis­ter Amy. They have just fin­ished work­ing with Nige­rian muso Flavour of

fame, shoot­ing a new mu­sic video.

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I loved work­ing with Flavour, he is such a dar­ling,” said An­stey, who made her fea­ture film de­but at the age of 14 as Tim Rob­bins s daugh­ter in the po­lit­i­cal ac­tion drama

She has since carved out her own ca­reer in the entertainment busi­ness, fol­low­ing in the path of her par­ents, who are renowned en­ter­tain­ers.

An­stey has ap­peared in mu­sic videos, TV se­ries and short films.

She quashed talk that she was about to walk down the aisle soon with her muso boyfriend, Ge­orge.

No, I m still young. It s early days. My pri­or­ity is to build my ca­reer, and it s a process.

I also have no am­bi­tions of be­com­ing a model, be­cause I ve been told I m over­weight. But I have acted as a model be­fore,” she said.

An­stey said her fa­ther tried to dis­suade her from be­com­ing an ac­tress and en­cour­aged her to pur­sue an al­ter­na­tive ca­reer path.

In the end, both my par­ents sup­ported me.

My mom, who was a bal­let dancer, en­cour­aged me be­cause I ve al­ways wanted to be an ac­tress.”

Vet­eran ac­tress Florence Masebe has also joined

as Pre­cious.

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