- Atandwa Kani has been living his best life in the US for some time now and wanted to let us all in on his experience
- He shared that it is his dream to be part of the theatre environment in New York and being in the US is the only way he'd be able to make that happen
- Living, breathing and just being submerged in the environment has already given Atandwa the 'in' he needs to make his dreams come true
South African actor Atandwa Kani has taken time out to share what it entails for him to live out his dream of acting in America.
Taking a positive approach to the lockdown and self-isolating due to the Covid-19 pandemic, Atandwa joined up with actor Thapelo Mokoena accessing Instagram LIVE on Artists Corner TV. His intention was to highlight his dream of acting in the United States.
Briefly.co.za learnt that Atandwa shared that it is his dream to be part of the theatre environment in New York.
He feels that there are so many more opportunities in the US. He has put it out there that he is available to work internationally.
Making his face known by been part of many productions will allow him to be noticed in the international acting industry.
“We did Young Leonardo which is a BBC production, we did Life Is Wild together Thaps, We did Book Of Negros with Cuba Gooding Jr, Young Mandela ... I shot Black Panther in Atlanta while I was still living in SA.
“So, I had to have that body of work for when I got here [so] people would know a little bit about me ... cause they haven't seen me before, I had to start from scratch. It was more like a rebirth of an actor.”
In order for Atandwa to understand the international market, it is important for him to study the culture which will give him the ability to translate it into his acting.
“And then, I enrolled at NYU, so that I can learn about the American theatre, the American work, writers, directors and producers ... to learn about this particular dialect which I believe I'm trying.
“So, what I'm actually doing is planting seeds and putting all the pieces of the puzzle in one area so that I can start working on the bigger picture ..."
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