Business & pleasure
May will do whatever – or whoever – it takes to get a job.
Mpho (left) catches May by surprise with her sexual revelation. Weekdays e.tv (*194) 20:00
Feisty May (Tina Jaxa) has always been fearless in her pursuit of what she wants. But how far is she willing to go when she’s faced with the possibility of trading sexual favours for the job she so desperately needs? After an odd interaction with the principal of the local school Mpho (Andrea Dondolo) on Tuesday 11 October, May’s in an awkward position when a sexual advance is made by the person responsible for getting her out of the unemployment line on Thursday 13 October. “May can’t read between the lines until Mpho actually says that she has feelings for her,” explains Tina.
JOBS FOR SNOGS
“May is shocked by the revelation and the kiss that follows, but she doesn’t show it. She wants the teaching job at the school, so she plays along and goes the extra mile to get what she wants,” Tina says. On Monday 17 October, it appears that her efforts have paid off when May scores an interview at the school. “The job hunting has been a bit of a rough road for May. She knows teaching best and she will do anything for her family,” says Tina of her character’s attitude going into the interview. Being able to provide for her family means a lot to May and that, combined with her calculating nature, means that “she doesn’t see a problem with using Mpho to get a job,” Tina adds.
GOING THE EXTRA MILE
Although she’s never seen herself as attractive to the same sex, says Tina, May sees Mpho’s attraction to her as a compliment. “She instantly knew that she could use Mpho’s feelings to her own advantage and May is happy that a woman can look at her like that [in a sexual way], especially following the loss of her husband. This makes May think that another man can look at her too,” says Tina. But is she willing to go further than just the kiss they shared?