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Natasha Thahane is living her best life

2018-03-06 13:00

What you might not is that being a celebrity is not all rosy and glamourous, actually there is often pressure to live up to other people’s expectations because all eyes are on you. 22-year-old Natasha Thahane could not agree more with this. After spending months in New York, she says there is nothing more she wants to do but to live for herself.


A month ago, she graduated from the New York Film Academy, a bold move she decided to make as at the time of her departure, her acting career was peeking with her having to jump ship from SABC 1’s loved drama series, Skeem Saam to Mzansi Magic’s The Queen. She graduated from the academy over a month ago and she is has since come back home however, she could not confirm if she is here to stay after a great time abroad, she just wants to spread her wings. “I am wherever life takes me. I am just trying to live my best life. I want to experience and explore, travel, broaden my horizon and just be extravagant,” she says with a laugh.


“New York is amazing. I met great people but sometimes I got home sick, ipapa lika gogo (Gogo’s pap) and my mother’s hug after a long day,” she says. Her family could not attend her graduation ceremony but South Africans who were in New York like, Dr John Kani and Athandwa Kani made her day special. “I got so emotional. It was also overwhelming, I actually wanted to do this and I put my heart into it and I did it! It was not easy but I did it!” she says.  Natasha says it feels great to be back home but nothing has really changed. “I realise that you need to live for you. You leave and you come back and it’s like ok, cool, you are back. Things hardly change and that gave me a wake-up call that you need to live for yourself and stop trying to live for others. People forget the dead, that’s a fact so I just want to be 22,” she adds.

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