- Moshidi Motshegwa played Malefu on The River and she has opened up about the experience
- The actress said that she would often argue with producers about the casting of Larona Moagi as Tumi
- Moshidi says that it is difficult when producers choose to hire someone based on their online presence
It has been a while since Moshidi Motshegwa left The River. The Mzansi actress has now spoken out about her experience. She also spoke about Larona Moagi, who plays Tumi in the series.
Over the last few years, people have been using the internet to break into the entertainment industry, because after all, it is quite cutthroat. In Mzansi, some people have been using social media to try and gain the attention of top producers.
Moshidi opened up to Drum magazine about her relationship with her on-screen daughter Larona Moagi.
''It was very difficult to work with Larona. We can't cast people from Instagram, give them a huge role and not give them support," she said.
"I even said at the meeting with our producers that Larona is struggling because she is not an actress and has been given a huge role to play. This is a craft. It is a skill," Moshidi added
Moshidi said that she always challenged the producers and told them that the job is too much for Larona to handle.
Before Moshidi left The River, reports had been saying that she would shout at Larona for her bad acting. The drama on set eventually became too much and it got to a point where Larona's parents wanted to confront Moshidi themselves.
"I completely and totally invested in this character. I didn't short-change her," said Moshidi.
In other Mzansi television news, Briefly.co.za reported that Mzansi television fans are concerned over Moja Love's new Umakhwapheni show.
The Moja Love channel on DStv is going to be airing a new show starting in February about infidelity and television fans are a little worried about how it is going to go. The show is called Umakhwapheni, which means 'side chick' or 'side dude'.
Fans loved Jub Jub's Uyajola 9/9 on Moja Love because it exposed people who were cheating on their partners. Granted, there's always drama involved when someone cheats but sometimes these issues can be resolved.
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