SA soapie star in ‘Hell Trip’
Actor Clayton Boyd stars in Patrick Garcia’s horror film Hell Trip alongside Jonathan Boynton-Lee, Jay Anstey and American actor Stevel Marc.
The film premieres on Friday at Comic Con Africa.
Boyd, who is currently starring in the hit South African series Generations: The Legacy, one of the country’s most popular series with nearly nine million viewers, says about his role in the soapie: “I play teacher Robert Carlson. There are things about to happen that will change his life forever.
“I can’t reveal too much at this stage but the subject matter is explosive and topical.”
Boyd has an impressive resume which includes roles in a host of popular TV series including Isidingo, Binnelanders, The Wild, Thola and MTV’s Shuga as well as the BBC series Leonardo.
Cape Town-born Boyd achieved a double major BA in psychology and theatre from San Diego State University before moving to the University of Alabama and the Alabama Shakespeare Festival for his Masters degree.
In 2006 he received his MFA in Theatre with an emphasis in Shakespeare.
When not acting, Boyd in- dulges his other passion – food! He and his wife own and run the Johannesburg restaurant Dolci Café.
Boyd’s role in Generations as Mr Carlson, Lesedi’s 11th-grade IT teacher, started in November 2017. The character started out smaller and very supportive of Lesedi (played by Luyanda Mzazi), who didn’t come from the same background as the rest of the private school children.
On Hell Trip, Boyd says: “The movie is an ensemble hunting horror picture. We are a group of American tourists visiting a lodge in Africa and things start going wrong when members of the group are picked off one at a time.
“I play William Reese, boyfriend to Sarah, played by Jade Hubner (from Top Billing).”
ACTING DUO: ‘Generations’ co-stars Clayton Boyd and Luyanda Mzazi