Khanyi Mbau on her film: It's a dream come true

2015-11-14 20:00


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Johannesburg- Khanyi Mbau's first feature film Happiness is a Four Letter Word is set to release in February next year. 

The film is an is an adaptation of Cynthia Nozizwe Jele's novel, which follows the lives of three friends who are strong, determined women. 

"Fans can expect a Sex in the City meets Devil Wears Prada type of chick flick. It's the type of film that will have you wanting to fix your hair and put on a killer pair of heels when you walk out the cinema," Khanyi said. 

The three leading ladies are played by Khanyi, Mmabatho Montsho and Renate Stuurman. 

Khanyi, who plays the role of Zaza, a glamourous housewife who has everything that money can buy... except happiness. 

"I really enjoyed playing Zaza, but it was a real blast from the past. Zaza is a lot like the 'old' Khanyi Mbau and playing her gave me the chance to reflect," Khanyi explained. 

Adding that playing a character that is so close to home also gave her the chance to test herself and face her demons. 

"Playing Zaza really tested the 'new me' against the old Khanyi Mbau, and gave me the chance to reflect on how much I've really changed," she added. 

Khanyi explained that she is super excited about fans getting the chance to see her acting skills. 

"Being chosen to star in a feature film proves that my hard work has really paid off," she said. 

Happiness opens at Ster Kinekor cinemas nationwide on 19 February. 

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