- Phila Madlingozi allegedly got fired from the popular IsiXhosa telenovela Gqeberha: The Empire
- Some of the reasons given for this are his apparent diva tendencies and lacklustre acting
- Madlingozi confirmed this to the media and stated that he is focused on shooting a show on Showmax
Actor Phila Madlingozi's stint on the popular IsiXhosa telenovela Gqeberha: The Empire has come to an abrupt end.
Phila accused of being a diva
Another point was Phila's lacklustre acting, which set viewers over the edge. He portrayed the role of Ntando on the show.
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"He was highly unprofessional. He is also a diva on set and makes unreasonable demands."
Phila's replacement revealed
Actor Oros Mampofu has been announced as Phila's replacement. The publication further added that producers saw Oros as the perfect fit to replace Phila when his contract was terminated.
"After he was fired, the company looked for other candidates that would best suit his role, and Oros was the best out of everyone."
Phila could not care less of the drama
Madlingozi confirmed this to the media and stated that he is focused on shooting a show on Showmax.
He told the news publication that he could not care any less about the drama as he moved on to greener pastures.
"I can't say what happened as I don't want to entertain this...I am focused on other projects."
Phila further added that things unfolded exactly how they were meant to, seemingly distancing himself from hearsay.
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He will be acting beside the star-studded Xhosa-speaking cast as Luzuko Mxenge's brother.
The trailer of his casting was received with excitement, with people thinking he should have gotten the leading role in the first place.
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Source: Briefly News