The Wife's viral sex scene on season 2 received its praises from the public for raising the bar when it comes to such scenes on the local big and small screens. However, it also started an ongoing debate on social media with people trying to figure out if they had real sex or not.
The wife season 2 focused on Zandile Ngcobo and Nkosana Zulu. The characters are played by Mondli Makhoba and Khanyi Mbau. They had an epic moment on television where they had a raw sex scene which topped the trends list.
In a Twitter space, Khanyi Mbau denied any form of penetration between her and Mondli Makhoba saying they were not even in the same room when it was filmed.
Mondli was a recent guest on Podcast And Chill With MacG where he spoke about this scene and how something can go wrong if not done right.
“It was a very hard thing to do. There was a lot of mental preparation because easy, it can be sexual harassment…As much as we are working, but I need to know how the other person feels. I need to know how far I can go, what places I can go, what places I can’t go,” he said.
“We had to understand the whole choreography because it was choreographed in a dance form. I was leading this dance so I was counting every time because the director was like I want three positions,” he added.
He then said, “As an actor you want a scene that will challenge you. Should you get it right, it will open doors for you and that’s what that scene did for me.”
Mondli is married and he said he spoke to his wife prior to shooting the scene. He said she gave him the green light and was advised to go all the way.
“She sent me a message saying go all the way. Don’t hold back, go all the way and I think that helped me a lot cos you know when you’re doing something and you’re thinking, ‘eish, I’m gonna be in trouble when I get home…I didn’t have that, I had a greenlight from home and I was able to do it,” he said.
Khanyi on the other hand thanked her bae Kudzai Mushonga for allowing her to film the scene as well.
"Your level of support baby , the way you let me chase my dreams and want to see become the best in all I do is incredible and honestly the wind beneath my wind. My silent cheer leader and fighter , my family , my guide. How you do it? Truly beats me. My love , my hubby .. my heart.. thank you for remaining constant."
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