- Uzalo actress Thuthuka Mthembu has opened up about acting during the Covid-19 pandemic
- The stunner, who plays the part of Nonka on the hit soapie, said safety measures that have been put in place on the set of Uzalo are necessary to ensure that everyone stays healthy
- The star said she is not about the lavish lifestyle and is not immune to difficulties
Uzalo actress Thuthuka Mthembu has admitted that the Covid-19 pandemic has made her acting job a bit more difficult.
The stunner, who plays the part of Nonka on the hit soapie, said safety measures that have been put in place on the set of Uzalo are necessary to ensure that everyone stays healthy.
The star told TshisaLIVE that she is not about the lavish life and is not immune to difficulties.
"The reality is that being an actor in South Africa is not as glamorous as people make it out to be. People have an expectation of what it should be like, but we are just normal people. The same challenges you face, I face.”
She said on the set of Uzalo, safety is the number one concern and actors now wear masks all the time.
Thuthuka admitted this has made her job a little more difficult.
“The work we do requires us to get up close and personal with each other, so it has been incredibly challenging and we have had to do things differently.
"We have our masks on and we are doing a lot of communicating with our eyes. It has to happen for the safety of all of us."
Still on the Covid-19 news, Briefly.co.za reported that 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 shows stopping production due to the virus.
"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."
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