Isidingo's Nompilo Gwala shares her views on mistresses

2014-09-11 07:00


Nompilo Gwala plays quite a controversial role on Isidingo. The actress portrays the late Jefferson Sibeko's mistress - a role which has rattled some fans' feathers.

Speaking to The Citizen about her character Amu, she said: "Stories on television usually reflect on our society. Side chicks are a reality of life." Nompilo, who got her acting break on Mzansi Magic's Inkaba, said she's always been fascinated with women who get into relationships with married men.

"We are very quick to judge mistresses, yet we never take the time to try to understand their stories." Although she nails her roles, she told the paper that she sometimes doesn't understand some of the things her characters do. "But I try to identify with their emotions. I’m very different from my characters because I believe marriage is sacred and should always be respected."

Nompilo, who is fairly new in the industry, revealed that when she was on Inkaba she was afraid she'd be typcast as the nice girl. "I’m loving these roles because they’re controversial and they push me to work harder on my talent. I haven’t been acting for very long but I’ve already worked with veterans, such as John Kani, Nthati Moshesh and Kgomotso Christopher. It’s a huge blessing for me."

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