SA soapie star in ‘Hell Trip’

Weekend Post (South Africa) - - Television -

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

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