Bonnie Mbuli Opens Up About Landing International Roles After Being Snubbed by Mzansi

Bonnie Mbuli Opens Up About Landing International Roles After Being Snubbed by Mzansi

  • Bonnie Mbuli has been making her presence known on the international acting scene, bagging yet another role overseas
  • Bonnie talks about her exciting new role on the British television series Wallander, where she plays a policewoman alongside a Golden Globe nominee
  • The actress has opened up about her talent going unnoticed by South African casting directors and how she found recognition abroad

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After making the decision to leave the Afternoon Express show on SABC 3, Bonnie Mbuli has been thriving on international screens. The actress has landed yet another role on a BBC show and attributes her success abroad to being overlooked for South African roles.

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Bonnie Mbuli talks about her new role on international TV drama as well as being snubbed by SA directors. Image: @bonniembuli
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TimesLive reports Wallander aired on Thursday on its home shores and Bonnie is overjoyed by the experience. She said it was a pivotal role and she treated it with respect. One of the greatest honours was being mentored by Kenneth Branagh.

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"He just took me under his wing and would chat to me about anything and everything. He was very encouraging and loved my work."

Mbuli describes working with her Emmy Award Winning co-star as an unforgettable moment in her acting career.

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The thespian bagged her first international main-character role on the television drama Naughts and Crosses, reports News24.

Bonnie further told TimesLive that when casting for a role in SA, she seldom got past the audition stages. Hence why she decided to seek gigs abroad.

"Our industry has so many waves of rejection that you have to learn to be able to sit in the rejection and try to decipher what is the message for you. I think everyone has a sweet spot and it's about finding your sweet spot.

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"Perhaps I don't have a relatable South African persona and maybe that's why I don't get a lot of South African jobs, I don't know. I've just learnt that you can't be the performer that everybody wants."

"Sharing is caring": Bonnie Mbuli shares her opinion on hot polyandry debate

Briefly News reported that Bonnie Mbuli shared her two cents on the trending topic of polyandry. The actress took to social media recently to respond to politician Kenneth Meshoe.

Meshoe recently asked what would happen if a woman's husband wanted to be intimate with her at the same time, Bonnie took to Twitter to react to Meshoe's question.

The media personality shared that the woman would get to decide who she wants to sleep with at any given time. She wrote:

"The same thing that happens when she has one man. She gets to decide who she wants to sleep with at any given time, and anyway women have far more stamina than men so azishe!"

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The TV host also hilariously shared her opinion on some of the negative comments by SA men over the polyandry issue. The star wrote:

"The men are so pressed, kwaaaaak! Lalela, sharing is caring!"

Source: Briefly.co.za

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