has been on our screens since the early 2000’s in shows such as Backstage,
Scandal and some movies too. The talented actress and choreographer took a few
years off the screen to reposition herself as an actress after being typecast
for so many years.
needed to be able to know who I was and what I could give. When you discover
what you have to give, you become invaluable to yourself. I also think that
being coloured in this industry is a flipping hard thing because there are not
a lot of roles for coloured people anymore, not on our local screens
anyway," she said.
"Look at me, 14 years in
the industry and up until last year I was still playing (the role of) the
pretty coloured girl. I also think that coloured people are underrepresented.
There is no representative of us. Look at shows and there is a complete
exclusion of coloured people… My belief is that there are are stories that are
coloured driven but all stories can be coloured driven. We are less represented
now than we were in 1994. That is the truth.”