Season 5 e.tv (*194) 19:30 Comedy Episode 11 Gloria’s worried that Manny is aiming too high with his girlfriend standards, and Phil tricks Luke into taking dance classes with him.
When did you realise that acting was for you? When I was seven. I was watching action movie Bad Boys II (2003), thinking to myself, “This is what I want to do. A black man can impact society,” looking at [lead star] Will Smith. So what was your first acting experience? As the class clown in primary school, I suppose [Laughs]. I did drama in high school and played the role of Chad in our High School Musical production at Tableview High in Cape Town in 2009. What’s been your best role so far? Every role I’ve played has allowed me to learn about myself, but playing Andile in local film Rise (2004) made me think about societal conditioning on young children. And how do your characters on Skeem Saam and Igazi differ? They’re very different but both are sincere individuals who try to be honest and true to themselves, although it’s played out differently. Phila is more of a realist and a loner, while Jama goes out of his way to be good and is more of a people-pleaser. What did participating on reality talent show Top Actor (2014-current) in 2014 teach you? How vast the industry is and different acting styles and approaches. Besides acting, what other talents do you have? Martial arts. I’m also working on a personal project that will be revealed soon. NB! See more on p18.