Baby Cele on her Uzalo character: "Gabisile is too much"

Her character is the total opposite of who she is

By  | Jun 22, 2020, 01:44 PM  | Baby Cele  | Drama

Baby Cele

Baby plays the role of "Gabisile Zikhali", Pastor Mdletshe's younger sister who is known to be quite punchy and stubborn which is the total opposite of who Baby Cele is.

However, Baby Cele has mentioned that she enjoys portraying the feisty woman that is Gabisilie even though she [Gabisile] can tend to be an exhausting character to portray.

"I'm enjoying her, she is all that, a straight talker, stubborn, oh my gosh, Gabisilie she is just too much, she's just all over but I think she's doing all this from a good heart."

Baby Cele

Baby went on to mention that she is especially grateful to portray such a character as she's never played someone like Gabisile before and the character took her back to her home province of KZN.

"I've never worked in Durban, in these 35-years of my career I've never worked in Durban so when the chance came, I thought why not do it?"


Baby Cele also said that her kids have come to love Gabisile even though her youngest child (Thando) thought that Gabisile was just too loud for his liking. 

The actress and the rest of the Uzalo crew are currently on a Joburg media junket to promote the latest season of the show.

Interesting facts about Baby Cele:

She meditates early in the morning and listens to calming meditation recordings to help her start her day. When she first read the character of Gabisile she thought of Taraji P Henson who plays the character of "Cookie" on Empire. She decided that she'd take parts of Cookie character and incorporate her into the character of Gabisile.

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