Nyalleng Thibedi: Don’t disrespect our profession.


Nyalleng Thibedi: Don’t disrespect our profession.

Actress Nyalleng Thibedi wants people to understand acting isn’t a hobby. The actress, who plays Zekhethelo on SABC1 soapie Uzalo, said:

“South Africans got to abandoning of the thought that acting isn’t a crucial job.“ They don’t respect our craft because they consider it as a hobby. this is often a profession.

“We attend school and may get a master’s degree and a doctorate. I’ve wanted to urge this out so people appreciate our work.”

Nyalleng, who features a BSc in chemical engineering, said it wasn’t for her.

“I started working at a young age. I’d attend acting classes. In my final year of engineering, I realised I didn’t want to be an engineer.”

She wanted to be a performer.

“I attended acting classes within the US. I attended classes in four studios.”

She played small roles in Mzansi Bioskop movies.

“I learnt if you don’t get big roles, accept small ones. I did that until I got the role of Mpho Rankoane on e.tv’s Ashes to Ashes.”

She’s excited about playing Zekhethelo.

“I love that she modifies . She’s been a druggie, a cop, and a medico . I can always refer back to all or any I learnt in America and apply it.”

Catch Nyalleng on Uzalo on weekdays at 8.30 pm.