Bub­bly Si­bozo is made for act­ing

Self-taught ac­tress takes ad­vice well

Sowetan - - Time Out - By Ju­lia Madi­bogo

Up­com­ing ac­tress Anita Si­bozo is learn­ing re­ally quickly that fame comes at a price.

Si­bozo plays the role of Si­novuyo “Sino” Mdle­dle, in Mzansi Magic drama In­goma.

Mdle­dle is a beau­ti­ful, gifted and self-sac­ri­fic­ing young lady who hopes that her new-found fame will help her tag her fam­ily in the life of money and fame.

Her char­ac­ter goes through drugs, al­co­hol and sleep­ing with a mu­sic boss just to get a big break in the mu­sic in­dus­try.

Si­bozo, 21, who is orig­i­nally from East­ern Cape, says she had high hopes of be­com­ing a model when grow­ing up and not an ac­tress.

“Back in 2013 I went for a mod­el­ing com­pe­ti­tion in New York. I spent a whole week there and one of the di­rec­tors came up to me and said ‘you are not go­ing to make it as a model. You are short’.

“The di­rec­tor said he saw po­ten­tial in act­ing for me be­cause of the May­belline com­mer­cial that I had done. I de­cided to take that crit­i­cism pos­i­tively be­cause that di­rec­tor is such a big name and he had of­fered the ad­vice with­out any mal­ice,” she adds.

Si­bozo’s en­ergy is over­whelm­ing. She laughs and doesn’t stop crack­ing jokes until she is sat­is­fied that I am laugh­ing with her be­fore she con­tin­ues with the in­ter­view.

She tells me that her dad is in the mil­i­tary and as such she changed schools and homes a lot as her fam­ily moved around try­ing to ac­com­mo­date her fa­ther’s job.

The bub­bly beauty, who is cur­rently study­ing drama and jour­nal­ism at Bos­ton Col­lege to ex­pand her act­ing knowl­edge, says she started prac­tis­ing scenes from Gen­er­a­tions in the pri­vacy of her bath­room until she had per­fected her craft.

In­goma is the star’s sec­ond big­gest role af­ter her ap­pear­ance on Saints and Sin­ners.

“When I was on set I could see the difference from some­one who went to school for it and those who didn’t, like my­self. I want some tech­ni­cal train­ing,” she says.

In­goma plays ev­ery Tues­day at 8pm on Mzansi Magic.

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In­goma ac­tress Anita Si­bozo.

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