South African revered actress, Moshidi Motshegwa has come out to tell her fans that she didn’t return to The River season two because she was underpaid.
According to an interview with the Sunday Sun, the actress said that the producer of The River said that she was too expensive, and they wrote her off.
“In October last year I was told(that) I was going to be offered a contract for season two and on 1 December, I signed it, but on 21 December, I was told(that) my contract was not valid as my character no longer had a story.
She added that she felt that the treatment was cruel, as she could not even say goodbye to her fellow cast members.
However, the article also suggests that the actress may not be innocent in the exchange. Various sources state that her off screen attitude was terrible, and she would change the script without telling the director.
Somizi has just recently spoken about exploitation in the industry. Briefly.co.za reported that Somgaga said that industry big wigs often under value talent and under pay talented people. He went on to say that artistes need to know their worth. We hope Moshidi finds inspiration in these wise words.
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