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TV Plus (South Africa) - - 22 DECEMBER -

we’ve seen her com­edy skills as thando on my per­fect fam­ily (2011-cur­rent) for the past three years and she got cosy on­screen play­ing josephine in mzansi love (2013-cur­rent) ear­lier this year. so it was only a mat­ter of time be­fore thando tha­bethe got dra­matic. the first episode of kowethu (2014-cur­rent) saw the 24-year-old be­ing beaten and show­ing im­pres­sive de­fence skills as she fled her abu­sive boyfriend. since then, thando’s shown that her character sazi is a fighter – all while thando con­tin­ues to host shows on ra­dio (sun­days be­tween 10:00 and 14:00 on 5fm) and tv (she is the host of dj tal­ent search show 1’s and 2’s on sabc1) and she still has time to chase her dream to make it in hol­ly­wood. we’re im­pressed… how do you re­late to your character sazi in kowethu? she’s lost be­cause she keeps run­ning away from ev­ery­thing in her life that goes wrong. it stems from her long­ing for love. you’ve shifted from com­edy to drama – how’s that been? this is what i’ve wanted to do, so when the time came, i was ready. what’s your great­est pas­sion in the in­dus­try? to en­ter­tain. ex­cept for singing. i will never go that route – i’m a ter­ri­ble singer. back to act­ing – who would you like to share screen time with that you haven’t as yet? hlomla dan­dala and nthathi moshesh. i’d also add sdumo mt­shali and pal­lance dladla to the list as i’m al­ways keen on work­ing with new tal­ent, es­pe­cially when they’re that good. so what’s your ul­ti­mate des­ti­na­tion in the in­dus­try? to be an in­ter­na­tional film star. i’ve just wrapped shoot­ing on my first fea­ture film (golden high­way – out in 2015), so i’m well on my way to achiev­ing that. the press is of­ten talk­ing about you and your work. but how would you de­scribe your­self? i’m young and am­bi­tious, but most im­por­tantly, i’m fun.

thando tha­bethe is rock­ing our screens

with her tal­ents.

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