Actress Nomzamo Mbatha said her Isibaya character “Thandeka Zungu” has taught and shape her and make her better than ever on real life.
When she asked about her character effect on public, she responds, “Not at all! But I remember knowing that as an actress I had the responsibility to portray a young, black, woman in the most authentic way possible and the kind of conversations I wanted her to challenge in today’s society, Nomzamo told TshisaLIVE.”
“She’s been my saving grace and literally, I clearly need to add her name on my ID!”
Asked about many storylines that Thandeka has lived through that had a huge impact on the viewers, is there one storyline that was particularly difficult for you as an actor or one that touched you the most?
She responds, “I know the one that truly made an impact was when her husband, Sbu, wanted a second wife and made another woman pregnant. Infidelity is always a strong and continuous conversation among women and men and I was being stopped everywhere by couples, by men, by women… I received emails from people telling their story. It was huge.”
Asked about future character on Isibaya following recently co-directed a microfilm! she responds,
“The experience was amazing! Working with world-class actors such as Zola Nombona and Sdumo Mtshali, who made me fall in love with the experience. I definitely want to direct more. I loved it! And it’s sitting close to 2 million views on YouTube.
Another episode that has ranked up due to a lot of views is this one below, where Thandeka asks Sbu for a divorce.”