One of South Africa’s most esteemed actors Sello Maake Ka Ncube seems to be having the time of his life playing a gay character for the first time in his career.
Though it took decades, but it appears the actor’s dream of playing a gay character finally came to pass. And oh, he loved it.
Thus, Sello said;
“I am playing a gay man for the first time. Honestly, I have been wanting to do this for all my life. It’s exciting and liberating to play the role. I would have wanted to play this role in my youth days.”
Sello Maake Ka Ncube currently portrays the role of Kgositsile on Mzansi Magic’s telenovela The Queen. Kgositsile is the brother of Harriet (Connie Ferguson). Naturally, he legendary actor blended in and didn’t have to do any research to bring Kgositsile to life.
Apparently, he had been dying to play a gay character for some years now after decades in his successful career. Thus, he is living the dream through his role as Kgositsile. The actor and his family have found the character amusing and are enjoying every bit of it.
Meanwhile, Maake Ka Ncube said he only found out three days before he started shooting for the telenovela that he was going to play a gay character. Nevertheless, he killed it and didn’t stop at that. He has been enjoying every precious moment of it.
In addition, activist and founder of the gay-friendly Feather Awards, Thami Kotlolo, expressed their happiness over the show. Apparently, the industry has finally responded to their calls to feature story lines about homosexuals on the screen.
Meanwhile, the star-studded series The Queen has locked a lot of eyes on the big screen ever it’s debut episode was aired. It airs on Mzansi Magic every Monday to Thursday, 9pm.