Locked down with Pamela Nomvete: Getting to know the veteran actress

Locked down with Pamela Nomvete: Getting to know the veteran actress

- Pamela Nomvete has revealed that as much as the lockdown period has treated her well, it has also affected her career

- The veteran actress said she used the period to nurture her body, mind and spirit

- The Ethiopian-born star said she is due to play a lead role in a film called The Disinteresteds by Stacy Thunes but the lockdown has put production on hold

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Pamela Nomvete has revealed that the ongoing lockdown due to the Covid-19 pandemic has treated her well but has also affected her career.

The veteran actress made a name for herself in the Mzansi entertainment scene back in the 90s when she portrayed the character of Ntsiki Lukhele on Generations.

Pamela said she has also used the lockdown period to nurture her body, mind and spirit. She told Drum magazine that she has taken several courses online, including how to write a series.

"I’ve also been participating in my wonderful Buddhist activities as well as exercising daily. Thanks to a South African trainer called Colleen Burger, founder of Body Balance who gave me exercise programmes last year and an amazing trainer I found online called Shin Othake, I have managed to set up a consistent exercise regimen."

Pamela also opened up about how the lockdown has affected her career.

"Our industry has literally shut down. I was due to start rehearsing a play in April for the West End here in the UK. Aaron Sorkin’s To Kill A Mockingbird that was a recent Broadway hit. Lockdown happened and we have no idea when the theatre industry will be up and running again."

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The Ethopian-born Pamela is currently in London where she is continuing with her career.

Briefly.co.za reported that the star made a cameo appearance in Idris Elba’s comedy series, In The Long Run. Pamela told Drum that she got the role the same way all actors do.

"Like any other job, my agent sent me to an audition and I got the job. It was only one episode and was filmed last year."

Pamela has decided to permanently move to UK where she can be seen both on the stage and TV screens.

"I am due to play a lead role in a film called The Disinteresteds by Stacy Thunes. The lockdown situation has put production on hold. I am just praying we get to shoot it this year!"

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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