Sophie Lichaba crawled into Mzansi's heart when she played the role of Queen in Generations, but she has since proven that she's much more than that character. Sophie has been slaying in her career because she's talented and versatile.
Sophie Lichaba survived many a storm and is stronger for it. She was able to do so thanks to her talents and hardy personality.
It's been many years since she introduced Queen to Mzansi, and she's still considered one of the entertainment business' darlings.
Sophie opened up during an interview with TshisaLIVE and talked about going from playing a character in a soapie to being the presenter of Hashtags.
For Sophie, acting will always be at the top of her list.
“Acting will always be my first and last love. But I went from being ‘darling’ and all those Queen-related mannerisms and all of a sudden I was myself. People were finally introduced to me.
“I don’t think it’s a transition per say. I would say it’s more me showing my versatility as a performer. As performers we are diverse, most of us do multiple, different things in the industry. Others do theatre, others dance, sing, present and so much more. It’s vital that one is flexible, to be able to branch out and do anything and everything within the arts.”
After everything she's been through during her time in the industry, Sophie is most proud of how she rose to her amazing heights after starting as a teen with nothing.
"You know, when all's said and done, I am most proud of the fact that I came into this as a teenager with nothing, I couldn't afford nothing even to further my studies. But I took my leap of faith, became a model, an actress, businesswoman. I did that through all the storms. I fight, I never give up."
Sophie is an inspiration to many - newbie actors just starting out as well as those established in the business of entertainment.
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