Veteran actor Sello Motloung has fallen on hard times, he has asked for help.

Veteran actor Sello Motloung has fallen on hard times, he has asked for help.

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Former Rockville actor Sello Motloung has taken to social media to humble himself and invite employment from local productions.

In a Facebook post, he wrote,: “I’m just an Actor, seeking a director/producer to cast me in their production, to point out me some love. i would not even mind auditioning for that role. Is there such a director/producer out there who would really like me to be a part of their production?”

The veteran actor, who has also had roles on Backstage, Ring of Lies, and international movies Invictus and therefore the No. 1 Ladies agency , has been hit by the economical changes that the COVID-19 pandemic has caused.

“Our industry goes through turmoil to thanks to the pandemic. tons of actors had challenges getting jobs even before the pandemic. I just need a chance to audition. I’m not posing for handouts,” the actor told Daily Sun.
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The actor says that it had been tough posing for employment within the manner that he did, but he had to try to to it because his last acting gig was on SABC2’s Lithapo last year.

He also added that this wasn’t only about him, but about fellow actors who’ve been struggling to urge jobs.

“Productions haven’t stopped. They’re up and running but we never see involves auditions. they need their main cast, but i feel it might be fair and interesting if these were open for everybody . Not everyone has access to those auditions. we’ve this self-tape culture due to the pandemic.

“Those folks who’ve been within the industry for a short time are uncomfortable with self-tapes. We’re wont to getting to auditions,” he explained.

Lockdown was implemented in SA earlier last year and it’s seen variety of industries suffer major losses.

In September last year, a gaggle of Durban artists took to the highway to protest against the lockdown and the way it negatively impacted their livelihoods. Actors were also affected when production of varied telenovelas and soap operas had to halt shooting thanks to positive COVID-19 cased on set. This further negatively impacted revenue streams in some production houses, forcing producers to abandoning of some actors so as to chop their budget.