- Former The Throne actress Monnye Kunupi has joined SABC1’s Generations: The Legacy as Mme Ntswaki
- Monnye made her big debut on the widely loved show this week and fans are thrilled to have her
- Jumping from Queen Mosadi on The Throne to Mme was not easy, but Monnye is relieved to see how well her new character has been received
Former The Throne actress Monnye Kunupi has joined SABC1’s Generations: The Legacy fam.
Generations: The Legacy is one of the longest standing and most popular soapies in South Africa.
Briefly.co.za learnt that Monnye made her big debut on the widely loved show this week and fans are thrilled to have her.
Monnye plays the role of Palesa's mother, Mme Ntswaki. She is a resilient woman who will go to the ends of the earth for her children, a real feisty momma bear. One of Mme’s downfalls though is a quick buck.
After finding out what Palesa was doing for work, Mme knew she had to come to her daughter’s rescue, and that’s exactly what she has done.
Talking to TshisaLIVE, Monnye expressed how she hopes her character will be able to motivate and guide other mothers, reminding them that as parents, all you can do is your best.
“As a parent, you can only do so much trying to teach your kids and get them to live a life that only you know and want. As time goes on, kids have their own minds and come across different people. They go through different stages but as a parent you can only do so much, the rest is up to the child.”
Monnye was nervous to see how her character would be accepted, but has been calmed by the overwhelming support she has received.
“I always get nervous on the first day of my appearances. I posted on Facebook that I would appear on Generations and I was so humbled by the responses I got. People wanted to see me on screen again. I was truly humbled.”
Monnye has played two smaller roles on Generations before returning for her new major role.
Jumping from Queen Mosadi on The Throne to Mme was not child’s play. The two roles are very different and it just shows Monnye’s skill.
“In this role I was poor, dead poor. There was nothing glamorous about it. Growing up in a township, you get to know the different kinds of living. You are close to each other and you see how other people live.”