7de Laan

TV Plus (South Africa) - - 25 AUGUST -

Week­days SABC2 (*192) 18:00 Soapie

Hill­side has been a hive of ac­tiv­ity over the last few weeks and we’ve al­ready met one new­comer – Fikani (Ni­co­las Nkuna), who bought sport shop T&T in early Au­gust. Now it’s time to meet an­other new face, who’s be­ing se­cre­tive when she ar­rives in Hill­side on Mon­day 21 Au­gust look­ing for a job. Esti is played by Re­andi Grey and the 28-year-old re­veals that this is her first TV role – and it’s slightly in­tim­i­dat­ing. “I’ve been in a cou­ple of mu­sic videos, short films and ad­verts, but noth­ing of this scale! It was amaz­ing to walk onto the set and see the size of it all.”

What is Esti bring­ing to The Laan? Esti is go­ing to keep the other char­ac­ters on their toes with her se­cre­tive na­ture. She is an A-type per­son­al­ity and a free-thinker who is pas­sion­ate about life. But she’s also got an edgy and strong side that’s go­ing to en­dear her to the Hill­siders. Tell us about your first day on set. It felt like home and I felt like I’d been there for years. My first day was back in June and it ran smoothly… un­til my scene. I mis­read the call sheet and greeted every­one, telling them I’d see them the next day. The pro­duc­tion team called two hours later to find out where I was for my scenes [Laughs]. Do they still tease you for that? To­tally! To this very day! I don’t think that they will ever let me live it down. But we do a lot of hard work and I’m re­ally en­joy­ing work­ing with the teams, in front of and be­hind the cam­eras. Esti is very pretty – will the guys be chas­ing af­ter her? [Laughs] Def­i­nitely! There will be fire­works for sure! NB! See more on p28.

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