- Gomora actor Siya Xaba has opened up on anxiety of filming during the Covid-19 pandemic
- The star, who plays the character of Langa, said life on set is filled with a bit of anxiety and a lot of caution
- Siya said he was worried when he heard about other South African shows stopping production due to Covid-19
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Gomora has been receiving raving reviews ever since it made its debut on Mzansi small screens a few weeks ago. The show continues to enjoy a lot of love from its fans on social media platforms.
The actors from this drama series have been receiving lots of praise for their acting skills and how they bring their characters to life.
Actor Siya Xaba has opened up about anxiety on filming during the Covid-19 pandemic. Siya said life on set is filled with a bit of anxiety and a lot of caution.
Siya, who plays Langa on the show, told TshisaLIVE that he was worried when he heard about other shows stopping production.
"Of course we get anxious. Besides the general concern for the health of other cast members and crew, we worry about ourselves. Everyone is excited to be at work, rather than stuck at home, but we just need to be cautious because we love being on set and want to carry on shooting."
Briefly.co.za reported that Muvhango. Another popular soapie, Skeem Saam, also halted production after one of its crew members came into direct contact with a relative who tested positive for the coronavirus.
Magic 1's telenovela The River has also stopped production due to the risk of exposing cast and crew members to the virus.
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He admitted that Covid-19 has been a challenge for actors, especially when shooting emotional or intimate scenes.
“Some of the instinctual things we do during emotional scenes, like giving a person a kiss or a hug, can be difficult. I think it is about working around the limitations and being as creative as possible to show those emotions without physical contact.”
Isibaya star Zakhele Mabasa revealed that he feels safer on set than at home. The actor, who plays Skhaleni on the soapie, praised producers for going the extra mile in making sure that the crew and cast are not exposed to Covid-19.
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