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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.