- Fans will be happy to hear that the Uzalo crew start shooting new episodes on Monday
- Drastic changes are expected for on-screen couples to adhere with lockdown rules and regulations
- Actors will find out how their roles will be affected by the changes
- Viewers have to say goodbye to romantic scenes as actors will no longer display their affection in an attempt to keep them safe
Mzansi's most-watched soapie, Uzalo starts shooting of new episodes today, however, some of the actors are going back with cold feet as they are not certain what the future holds. Things are expected to take another turn when the actors find out about their story-lines today.
This follows a report that tremendous changes for on-screen couples' story-line were made which means viewers have to say goodbye to any physical contact; This includes touching and kissing scenes since producers have to cut all intimacy scenes.
These couples will no longer be allowed to display affection on-screen, Mzansi will have to say goodbye to their favourite couples such as funny couple S'bu and Fikile, Qhabanga and Nomcebo. Nosipho and Thulani and newly formed couple Zekhethelo and Godfather will no longer be seen expressing their on-screen affection and actors do not know what will happen.
Briefly.co.za found out that the decision was made in line with Covid-19 rules and regulations, which include social distancing after President Cyril Ramaphosa announced the country would move to level 4 of the lockdown.
An insider revealed that the story-line will have a big impact on episodes and other live-in couples like S'bu and Fikile.
"Most of these actors will suffer and still don't know what the future holds because of these drastic changes. The producers and writers have had to focus on other plots," said the insider.
Since the addition of new faces who brought more intrigue to the show, viewers are looking forward to new and changed story-lines without the power couples.
“There’s no episode passing by without these couples appearing in bed together or hugging. They’re regarded as onscreen powerful and popular couples.
Actors are scared of losing their jobs. Social distancing makes it hard for producers and writers, which cause a lot of stress and uncertainty for actors,” added the source.
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