Legendary actress Pamela Nomvete has blown a lot of minds away with her talent on Mzanzi Magic’s drama series Lockdown, but it is not just now that we fall in love with her as an actress, she first stole our hearts on generations where she played a fearless and self-confident role Ntskiki.
Many might not have known at the time, as her character was booming, she was going through an emotional crisis where fame got to her and that spilled over in her marriage and her finances and ended up sleeping in her car selling all that she had for food and cigarettes. In a recent interview on Trending SA the actress elaborates on her struggles that she faced as an actress saying:
“I couldn’t handle this thing called fame...I was beginning to not feel disconnected to myself, and that continued to spiral, the disconnect was deepening...so it meant that the choices that I was making, were going to be destructive.”
Pamela says that she had no idea of the impact she had made in the industry, coming back to South Africa and still being appreciated as an actress has shown her contributions as an actress.
Having faced many challenges and made wrong choices the actress went on to share more on her failed marriage where she says she felt she was “being sucked dry” and all of that was because - although she had been playing a role of a confident woman - she lacked self-confidence in reality.
“I think it was very important that Ntsiki existed, I think she was the opening to me feeling that maybe there is somewhere in the world that I belong..the energy of Ntsiki wasn’t seen as alien, it was understood.”
After going through quite a lot in a life and career, being harassed by a director, Pamela managed to pick herself up as an actress, and says that she is in a good place now. She now thrives on her new role on Lockdown and has totally fallen in love with it as she speaks highly of the authenticity that the show (LockDown) has and the thrill she got when getting the script and being on set.
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