Actor Cornet Mamabolo Bids Farewell To The River

"It’s a role that is exciting for an actor but distasteful for the audience"

By  | Dec 14, 2022, 10:02 AM  | Cornet Mamabolo  | Top of the

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Actor Cornet Mamabolo who played the hated villainous Lerumo on The River, has finally bid farewell to the show after his short stint came to an end.

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Cornet joined the 1Magic's drama series two months ago, following a break from the limelight. After being on the screen for barely two months, viewers are saddened by his departure.

Apparently, the reason he took the show was that it was a short stint and he is set to focus on his business endeavors. The actor took to his Instagram account on 13 December 2022, to pen a lengthy post where he said his final goodbyes to the show.

He reveals that he had to fall in love with Lerumo in order for the audience to genuinely hate the character. "As an actor… in most cases before you get your break through into the industry you just wish for a show or role that can get you out there, but then when you have gotten a handle of it then you start to really want to ACT. The child in you really wants to PLAY & EXPLORE, you pray for characters and stories just to get the child in you ALIVE.

Lerumo was that role that I knew I had to fall in love with in order for the audience to genuinely hate. It’s one of those roles that if the audience really love you for it then it simply means you have done a bad JOB as an actor. It’s a role that is exciting for an actor but distasteful for the audience. I’m happy that I had an opportunity to be a child again and play, to bring him to life. I feel so blessed to be trusted with such an amazing yet dark story," he wrote.

Cornet went on to thank the production team for a fun ride as he made his way out. "I am more grateful towards the production company, amazing directors that helped me with choices for the role, amazing thespians that have made it so easy for me to understand the world of the show, a special crew with so much humility & post production for covering my sss 😂 with their final touches on all my scenes. Thanks to you for watching this brief yet the impactful story," wrote Cornet.

Fans took to the comments section to wish him all the best in his future endeavors and some even said they stopped watching the show because of his nail-biting role.

@win_shadu commented "You are the reason I stopped watching the river. It was too much for me. Please don't go back to skeem Sam. Your role there is boring. Well done on this one."

@neriathk commented "Well delivered Sir. I really hated Lerumo and at some point i wanted you to go back to Turfloop I wish you nothing but the best in your future endeavors. Thanks Lerumo la madi."

@gontsematjila commented"You nade me stop watching the river. Ke ne ke go tshaba ka nnete. You played it well hence I couldn't watch. Well done."

Calls are also mounting for the actor to make a return to Skeem Saam.

"Bongani_selepe commented, "Its time to go back to Turfloop."

The River has lost many actors this year, and viewers have complained about the poor storyline lately, which could lead the show to end soon

Image Cred: Facebook (Cornet Thabiso Mamabolo)
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