I haven't been working ever since [Isithunzi]: Thuso Mbedu

26-year-old-actress Thuso Mbedu who is known as South Africa’s Kelly Rowland look-alike is now one actress who is now one of South Africa’s favourite actresess after her Emmy nomination for Best Performance for her role on Mzanzi Magic’s hit series Is’thunzi.
But life has not been a bag of roses for the actress, during a recent interview on SABC 3’s Trending SA the actress revealed that she hadn’t been working ever since her last production on Is’thunzi.
“You have to save a lot. Even now, cause the last time I worked was on Is’thundzi which was in June this year. I haven’t been working since and without my savings I don’t know where I would be.” she said.
The actress went on to share some knowledge about the importance of saving when working in the arts industry.
Thuso Mbedu
The actress who also runs a YouTube channel that also celebrates art through contemporary dance and ‘teach me how to series’ shared how she funds things by herself but also works with the help of friends and family, having done this for herself she speaks on the struggles even after her Emmy nomination.
“The reality of the industry is that you’ll find yourself chilling at home, even with an Emmy nomination. That’s so funny because there was hype for two seconds, where people were like: ‘we want you’, but in reality it was: ‘no, not really. We want you because we want to be relevant and we want Twitter to see that we support you.” She said.


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