- Talented actor Robert Mpisi has joined the cast of popular telenovela Gomora
- On the hit Mzansi Magic show, Robert plays the character of troubled Lindokuhle, aka London
- The star expressed that Lindokuhle's characteristics are part of what attracted him to want to portray the character's role
Gomora actor Robert Mpisi has opened up about the troubled character he plays on the show. Robert, who recently joined the popular telenovela, plays the character of Lindokuhle, aka London.
Robert studied acting at AFDA and the Actors Centre in Braamfontein, Johannesburg, and acted in TV dramas such as Tsha Tsha, City Ses'la, Home Affairs theand Good Friday Special, among others, before joining the cast of Gomora.
The star said Lindokuhle's disrespectful characteristics are part of what attracted him to want to play the role in the popular telenovela. Robert said he immediately understood Lindokuhle because he also grew up in a township and has seen and interacted with guys like him.
He told TshisaLIVE that while growing up he used to hang out with troublemakers.
"I wanted people to see that, yes, he's a troublemaker and is disrespectful, but that's not all he is. He's human and deserves a chance at rehabilitation, no matter how much he looks like a lost cause."
Viewers of the show know that Lindokuhle is not about to change for the better any time soon and Robert hopes they stick around long enough to understand why Lindokuhle ended up the way he is.
“I believe it is possible for guys like Lindo to be rehabilitated and redeem themselves. Unfortunately, most of the time it takes something drastic to turn them in that direction, like a near-death experience. He won't just change, but he also needs people not to just give up on him.”
In other news, Briefly.co.za reported that Veteran Mzansi actor Jet Novuka has bagged a new role on hit SABC1 telenovela Uzalo. The 49-year-old star will play the role of fierce policeman, Captain Yamkela Mpambani.
The soapie, set in KwaMashu, said in a recent statement that they will be bringing in familiar faces to their storyline to shake things up.
One of the new faces is Jet, who shot to fame as Zakes in the SABC1 drama series Yizo Yizo. He has also been part of the former SABC3 soapie Isidingo. He played the role of Sizwe Kondile.
The award-winning actor has also appeared on The River, Igazi, Zone 14, Interrogation Room, and Home Affairs, among other productions.
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