Skeem Saam's Buhle Maseko opens up about his struggles
Buhle Maseko (Supplied)
Johannesburg- Being an actor isn't a walk in the park or all about the glitz and glam.
Just ask Skeem Saam's Buhle Maseko.
Buhle, who plays Nimrod in the drama series, is a young actor trying to make his mark on the industry, opened up to Sowetan about the struggles he's faced.
The budding actor told the paper that there was a time when he felt like the "weakest link."
The first hurdle that Buhle had to overcome was the speaking in a different language- he is Zulu but his character speaks in Pedi.
And, one of the other biggest challenges that Buhle faced was getting to grips with his self-confidence and being able to work with big names.
"I walked into set and met Shoki Sebotsane, Lesego Marakalla and Masilo Magoro, it was overwhelming. I couldn't handle it, I completely froze. I can say it was the best and worst time of my life. I wasn't cutting it," he told the paper.
Even though the actors were supportive and friendly, Buhle's self-confidence wasn't coming to the party.
But the good news is that Buhle has slayed his demons. So watch out for the name, ya'll- Buhle is on his way to stardom!