- Masasa Mbangeni is back on Scandal and fans couldn't be happier
- However, Masasa has revealed that she almost didn't make it back on set
- The actress said imposter syndrome made her nervous to reprise the role of Thembeka
Masasa Mbangeni has revealed that she was reluctant to return to Scandal due to a bad case of imposter syndrome.
The actress said, once she was back on set, it felt like she had never left.
Masasa looks absolutely breathtaking on the March cover of True Love magazine.
In her interview, she opened up about how being asked to return to Scandal left her fearful of how viewers would react to having Thembeka back.
She said, “Returning to where I'd started my career really rattled me. A few months ago, I got a call from Scandal, telling me they wanted to bring my old character back."
"To be quite honest, I had mixed emotions about it. So much about me had changed, and I wondered if going back would do the character any good, and how it would be perceived by the public."
She continued, “During my last days at Scandal, I was personally going through emotional turmoil. That, I suppose, assisted in how I played the character. Therefore, I knew that how I approached Thembeka this time around would have to be different.”
Masasa revealed that she suffers from imposter syndrome.
She said, “Actors tend to be too harsh on themselves, and the pressure is even greater now with social media. I wasn’t fully aware of the viewers’ excitement. I think I suffer from a serious case of impostor syndrome, and was worried about how people would react.”
Luckily, all went well for the talented beauty.
She told Sowetan, “Walking onto the set the first time I was super-nervous and it felt like the first time. But as soon as the camera started rolling it became familiar again.”
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