People have shown major support to South African actor Thuso Mbedu after she jetted off to New York to attend the International Emmy Awards, taking place today.
Everybody is rooting for Thuso Mbedu, who has been nominated in the Best Performance by an Actress category. This is her second nomination in the same category. The 27-year-old, who wowed the nation on Mzansi Magic drama series Isthunzi, wrote on Instagram recently: "The fact that I’m here is more than a blessing and I hope I have done the continent proud through this nomination."
Scores of people have shown love to the Thuso.
I’m so happy for Thuso Mbedu! She is so deserving of where she is 😩♥️— Zoe Msutwana (@ZoeMsutwana) November 18, 2018
@ThusoMbedu As ninjas, thina la eMzansi we arent sleeping vandag. We dont know how these American nton'nton times work soo asilali thina until this day ends because we are not missing anything, yevha!!!!— Rethakgetse.M (@m_rethakgetse) November 18, 2018
Keep well Thuso,wish you all the best in the world,keep on shining girl💞💞❤️❤️🙏— Bucsboss (@ramiluzo) November 19, 2018
Although the star is doing very well for herself, and making the whole country proud, her international achievements haven't made it easy for her as an actress.
In an interview on Afternoon Express a few months ago, she said: "For me, personally, just from my experience, I think our industry doesn't want, doesn't allow for people to grow. It's like, uhm... after the [first] nomination, I remember I had a sit-down meeting with one of the, a couple of producers and they were like 'ah, we should have tried to get you before the nomination because now you're too expensive'. That time we hadn't even discussed contracts," she said.
Thuso added: "But then also it's like, 'we wanna show you that you're not better than us'. That's been my experience..."
Main Image Credit: Instagram/@thusombedu