Model Jessica Sithole bags a new role on The River as Nyakallo.

Model Jessica Sithole bags a new role on The River as Nyakallo.

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Jessica told Daily Sun when she auditioned for the role, she never thought that she would get called back.

“This was my first ever audition. On the day of the auditions, there have been many us. I remember I arrived so early within the morning, but I only need to audition within the afternoon even as they were wrapping things up,” she said.

“After the audition, I forgot about it and continued with my life, it only sunk therein this is often really happening once I was called back to Joburg.

“On my way the cast and crew were asking me for my sizes and email address to send me the script. it had been surreal, it had been as if i used to be dreaming because it all happened so fast.”

Speaking about her role, the 22-year-old actress said Nyakallo has numerous layers to her.

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“She may be a very soft-spoken lass , coming from a really respectful, warm and shut family and she or he was raised to respect everyone,” she said.

“But in her kindness and soft-spoken way she has numerous layers which will soon unfold in her storyline. we all know what she has told us – that her dad has passed on and she or he is currently taking care of her siblings who are back in Lesotho – but there’s more that she isn’t letting us in on.

“She’s not entirely who she says she is, but people need to watch the show to know .”

She stars alongside the likes of Sindi Dlathu, Hlomla Dandala and Lawrence Maleka.

She said she was overwhelmed initially when she got on set, but she eventually found herself.


“The production and therefore the show is already a well-oiled machine. They scooped tons of awards recently and other people understand their jobs and what they have to try to to . So once I got there i used to be overwhelmed because I didn’t want to disappoint as i’m sure they expected me to bring my A-game,” she said.