Makgotso M opens up on knowing what it feels like to be bullied

Makgotso M opens up on knowing what it feels like to be bullied

Makgotso M has faced bullies and knows the pain and humiliation that people can cause each other. She now plays the role of a bully in the Showmax original The Girl from St. Agnes, a murder mystery that has Mzansi excited.

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Makgotso M is a South African actress best known for her role as Kamogelo Tsotetsi in the popular TV series Isidingo.

The lovely actress also joined the cast of The Girl from St. Agnes, a Showmax original dark murder mystery that is fast becoming very popular.

Makgotso plays the role of a mean and intimidating bully, Moipone, which is quite ironic because she suffered under bullies in school herself.

TimesLIVE reported that Makgotso channelled some of her own emotions into her role.

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The actress thought it would be an interesting challenge to play a bully after being on the receiving end when she was studying in the UK.

I have never played a bully. I have been bullied before so I thought, 'this will be interesting'. I loved playing the role though.
I went for the first few years of secondary school in the UK and it was so tough. I didn't channel that directly because I was on the other end of the bullying back then but I tap into it. But I drew from being in a space of being unapologetic more.

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Briefly.co.za gathered that Makgotso said the TV series highlights issues that young people of today have to face, like the impact of the internet and social media on self-image.

I think audiences will pick up on that. It shows what some young people are getting up to and it's shocking really. I think sometimes parents forget what it is like to be young and the pressures it brings.

The Girl from St. Agnes premieres on Showmax on the 31st of January.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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