Once Upon A Time

TV Plus (South Africa) - - 13 JULY -

Sea­son 5 Vuzu (*116) 20:30 Sci-fi Episode 20 Hades asks the heroes to help him get Ze­lena back from Rumplestilt­skin and Peter Pan.

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Was it dif­fi­cult ad­just­ing from play­ing Them­beka? It’s still act­ing. The only chal­lenge was go­ing from film­ing in a multi-cam­era set-up to sin­gle cam­era. Also, soapies tend to have long, drawn-out sto­ry­lines, while dra­mas are short and sweet in their sto­ry­telling. How are Sindi and Them­beka dif­fer­ent? Them­beka was from an af­flu­ent fam­ily and had a soft­ness to her, while Sindi is be­hind bars with a child and is quite hard. That el­e­ment of gen­tle­ness isn’t there. They’re from op­po­site ends of the spec­trum. I don’t like com­par­ing them – peo­ple must for­get about Them­beka. She’s never com­ing back. What ex­cites you most about Sindi? There are a lot of stunts and we’re very grimy, with no make-up on. This is the big­gest dif­fer­ence be­cause work­ing on a soap means wear­ing that “mask” ev­ery day. Will we be see­ing more of you on TV when Thola comes to an end? I’ve been re­hears­ing for a play called The Dy­ing Screams Of The Moon by Zakes Mda and John Kani. Theatre is my first love. Them­beka was an iconic char­ac­ter, so I’m look­ing at projects that are dif­fer­ent from her. If you’re hop­ing to see me in a soap, un­for­tu­nately I’m not go­ing back there. My big­gest fear was leav­ing Scan­dal! and now that that’s done, I’m fo­cus­ing on run­ning my own race.

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