‘SUPER-BITCH’ WE’VE COME TO LOVE
IN THE late ’80s, Mopheme was a firm favourite with television viewers. The Sesotho drama series starred Khotso Nkhatho as Mopheme, a wily, tragic and mysterious character adept at portraying multiple personalities intended to disguise his true identity.
It took the remarkable acting talents of Nkhatho to bring these characters to life. He was so good at it that he has since become a folk hero in the eyes of television viewers.
Kgomotso Christopher was one of the children of the ’80s captivated by the allure of the Mopheme character.
Those were the days when the small screen was still a novelty that seduced young, impressionable minds. The talented and beautiful actress’s desire to grace the stage and small screen was sealed.
As a student at the National School of the Arts in Braamfontein, the Tembisa-born Christopher showed her acting talent when she was judged first runner-up at a national acting competition.
This was in 1996 and she would complete a Bachelor of Arts degree at the University of Cape Town. She pursued her postgraduate studies in fine arts at the University of Columbia in New York.
Anyone who has followed her first major TV character, Nox Madondo in e.tv drama series 4Play: Sex Tips For Girls (2010), will agree that it was a memorable role with substance.
Nox was a frustrated wife battling to cope with a philandering husband. Since then Christopher has played formidable and intriguing female characters who often have to hold their own in a male-dominated world, such as Katlego Sibeko on SABC3 soapie Isidingo.
Her current role as Yvonne
Langa on the e.tv soapie Scandal! demonstrates that she is the kind of actress who can take any role.
While Katlego Sibeko came across as a long-suffering wife who had to reckon with a domineering husband, Yvonne is a glamorous, streetwise woman who is firmly in the driver’s seat in romantic liaisons. It’s a superbitch role and she thrives on causing trouble and breaking hearts.
Yvonne has had her own fair share of being disappointed by lovers, but has since learnt to emotionally detach herself when it comes to relationships.
This was evident when she fired boyfriend, Mthunzi (Bongile Mantsai) on the phone recently, and initiated a relationship with Lerumo Chabedi (Tshepo Mosese). Yvonne’s role has added welcome depth to Scandal!