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South African actor and voice-over artist
Warren Masemola is no doubt one of the country’s most talented treasures – his
acting skills have won over audiences and even placed his name among the favourites
at the Saftas every year.
"I've always had a fear of being out
of work. I realised straight out of drama school I was going to be a contract
worker for the rest of my career. I always had the fear of not being in a
His fears were not baseless though, because
he recalled a time when he was broke.
"I've been very broke before. When I
finished drama school, starting out as an actor, it was really tough. I shared
a two-bedroom cottage with a friend of mine . . . It was six months of being
really bad. We had to do odd jobs and go on to other things."
But, thankfully, his talent makes sure he
doesn’t go back to his broke days. “I feel I’ve been really lucky and blessed
to be working from job to job or contract to contract,” he added.
Warren also mentioned talent alone in the
industry is not enough, as he couples his talent with reference, skills, education
and background to make him a unique act.