- The veteran actress has accused the producer of the show 'The Queen' of lying
- Marla Louw alleges that she was told that the writers had run out ideas for her character and that she had not refused to sign a contract
- She had also refused to perform a scene which closely mirrored a experience that she reveals in her book
Marah Louw, a veteran TV actress and entertainer has accused Shona of lying about why she was fired from 'The Queen'.
She said that Shona, husband Connie Ferguson, said that she was fired because she had refused to sign a new contract. Shona and Connier Ferguson are the owners of the production house which has produced the show on Mnzansi Magic.
Briefly.co.za learned that her contract was due to end in May this year but was terminated in September 2017. Louw played the role of Sis Boi on the show according to the sowetanlive.co.za.
Louw said that she told in a meeting that the scriptwriters had run out ideas and that they could not continue with the direction her role was taking.
She, however, believes that she was fired because she had refused to reenact a scene that closely mirrored a real-life event she had experience.
Louw accused the producers of stealing the idea from her book and she had no desire to relive the ordeal or have her life reenacted on a soapie.
Shona allegedly contacted her and asked her to come back in to shoot scenes twice a month on a per call basis and Louw refused.
"I know when you act per call they can decide to give you two episodes in a month, and there is nothing you can do. I refused to be paid peanuts because I am not a monkey."
Louw has been acting for 50 years and she was not prepared to be treated in such a manner and was under-appreciated.
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