Actor Mpho Sibeko says that South Africans should not feel inferior to international stars. He felt it too when he first started working on the BET documentary Madiba but realised that there is nothing Hollywood can do that SA can't.
Mpho Sibeko, known for his role as pastor Samson in Scandal!, admits he was starstruck when he first walked on the set for the BET documentary Madiba.
But he soon realised that there really isn't anything that Hollywood can do that Mzansi can't do as well.
Mpho got praise from some serious Hollywood big shots like Laurence Fishburne and Kevin Hooks, the director of Prison Break and Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
That's what convinced him that Mzansi is just as worthy as Hollywood.
I think that it is time that we realise that internationals will be treated a certain way but that does not mean we are not worthy.
TimesLIVE reported that Mpho is still holding on to the lessons he learned while working on Madiba.
The biggest thing I've learnt is to trust my instinct and at the end of the first day people were really impressed with my performance. Kevin Hooks said that I made a big impact and they loved my work. I heard Kevin and Laurence (Fishburne) having a discussion about me.
After that, nobody could say anything (to bring me down). I felt like I could fly.
Briefly.co.za gathered that despite his international success, Mpho still loves working in Mzansi.
Who knows if more international gigs will come but I want to do as much as I can in SA. I love it here and we have so much talent. I think there is a lot I can still offer here.
Of course, I think we need to be valued more as artists, but I am willing to work hard to be recognised.
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