Scan­dal!

TV Plus (South Africa) - - 16 DECEMBER -

veteran the­atre ac­tress vanessa cooke, a founder mem­ber of joburg’s leg­endary mar­ket the­atre, is glee­fully rat­tling bars as mama ruth green­leaf on e.tv soapie scan­dal! (2005-cur­rent). “play­ing a pris­oner, one doesn’t get to do that even in one’s lifetime some­times,” says 66-yearold vanessa. this “harm­less” old bat is in jail for poi­son­ing her char­ity group, but as of tues­day 16 de­cem­ber, she’s up for pa­role and the idea ter­ri­fies ruth. which is weird. you’d think she wants free­dom…

vanessa cooke’s rev­el­ling in her soapie prison role.

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