- Nambitha Ben-Mazwi's latest role sees her taking on the issue of mental health
- Her character in The Queen, Shaq, suffers from paranoid schizophrenia and Nambitha has done spectacularly well at showing the realness of it
- Fans of the show and the actress have been praising her for debunking myths around mental illness
The Queen has long been a very popular show in South Africa because it gives viewers top-class entertainment with brilliant acting.
Recently, fans have been very impressed with Nambitha Ben-Mazwi for helping to take on the stereotypes around mental illness.
She plays the character Shaq, who is suffering from paranoid schizophrenia and doing it very well.
The actress has been getting lots of support for her role as well as praise for how she's nailed it.
She admitted that it has been very difficult for her to play this character and that it has been a bit of a 'mental trip' to see the episodes.
"Watching this week's episodes is such a mental trip. Portraying this role took a lot out of me.
"Wow. I love what I do. And the empathy I now have for those suffering with paranoid schizophrenia is on another level.
"This role was a challenge, but truly depicting the parameters of a paranoid schizophrenic has been an emotional ride."
Almost a month ago, Briefly.co.za reported that Nambitha was very excited to join the cast of The Queen.
She made her debut as Shaqueesha to the joy of fans and called the role her best work yet.
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