Actor and director Jerry Mofokeng has maintained not only his relevance but also his discipline and professionalism throughout his journey which, he says is the reason behind the longevity of his career as he speaks on what you can expect from him in 2018.
In late 2016 Mr. Mofokeng got to feature in Canadian rapper - Drake’s Apple music exclusive short film, Please Forgive Me, which was shot in both Johannesburg and Namibia. In a recent interview on Trending SA, Jerry spoke about how he got to work with the well-renowned artist saying:
“My agent calls me and says: ‘Look, these guys are asking for you, they’re inviting you to go do this, would you like to? I mean it’s really nothing big, nothing special but...then I say: ‘It’s gonna be an adventure, let's do this thing. I get on set and they don’t have a script, they just have a few lines and the more they see me doing things, the more they increase the dialog and the scenes and so on…it was great fun, but it was an adventure that's all that it was’.
Jerry, who is also one of the judging chairpersons for the SAFTA’s - set to take place this coming weekend - went on to say that choosing the most deserving winner was a tad bit difficult as they had to do some catching up first.
“People are completely deserving, and I must confess, we’re having a difficult time, because we have so much catching up to do, and there’s so many deserving South Africans so many legends, people that have done good. So we have two deserving but not the only ones deserving…”
Speaking on his next feature in the Five Fingers for Marseilles film, Jerry said that both young and old could enjoy the movie as it’s not based on just violence for violence sake
“The thing is, for the golden oldies, who grew up on the western...it’s a memory lane. But for the younger folks you’ll see a story that you can recognise but told in a language that you’re not familiar with, it’s not violence for violence sake...it’s about good versus evil...but I think the success of this film lies in the people who foregrounded the story and not the storytelling and I think they got it right…”
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