Isibaya's Mampho Brescia on acting, being a mother and more...
Mampho Brescia has been around for years. Viewers have fallen in love with the Isibaya actress for her role as Iris Zungu on Isibaya.
Mampo, who's been on the show since it started, was recently interviewed on Kellman on CliffCentral, where she revealed that Isibaya blew up unexpectedly. "But of course we are thrilled about that and, yeah, it has been an exciting and thrilling ride."
She said she loves everyone on the show and added that they are a team. "Last year when we started the show we were all of new, we were sort of like thrown into the midst of this crazy roller coaster that we had to bond. We became so close and spent so much time together," she said.
Mampho said she's always been in love with the art of telling stories and being able to perform. "It really started when I was young and I was discovered at school. It's just something that I have been doing my whole life."
Her love for acting has given her the opportunity to appear on big shows like Jacob's Cross, Generations and Isidingo. About her time on Generations, she said: "It was massive and I had just actually come back from Japan when I got that. It was quite exciting and I was still very young as well. So I think I was sort of intimidated by the cast and the popularity of the show that I didn't want to stay. I wanted to find my feet, I still wanted to use what I studied. What a great opportunity that was, it was loads of fun."
Although she loves being on screen, Mampho has other big roles to play. She's a wife and a mother and considers herself a "bore" off screen. There's nothing exciting in my life. I'm shy and do want my life quite private... I love being a mom," she said, adding that being a mom is hard, but one of the most rewarding things she's ever done.