The Red Room: Actress Khanyi Mbau Set To Star In New Thriller


Actress Khanyi Mbau has taken up the most challenging role since her acting career in an upcoming thriller set for release later this year.

In her interview with TshisaLive, Khanyi confirmed that she’s currently shooting scenes for the movie, The Red Room. Khanyi who also starred in last year’s romantic comedy Love is a Four Letter Word said that her new role in the thriller has challenged her to step out of her comfort zone. Nevertheless, she is not deterred by mere challenges and is ready to take them up anytime.

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Her role in the film is that of a rich woman named Zama, whose life took a down-plunge. Consequently, Zama gets kicked out onto the dangerous streets, and into the world of human trafficking.

The role has been challenging for Khanyi who had to try hard to fit into it.

“My role, and the film, are very different to anything I have done before. It shows my dark side and is a more meatier role. I found it challenging at first, but I am an actor and this is what I signed up for. Acting is my thing and so the role quickly became second nature to me,” Khanyi said.

However, Khanyi said she auditioned for the role because it appealed to her.

“It’s a thriller but it really delves into the psyche of a woman and the extremes they will go to in order to protect their family,” she said.

Therefore, she is ready to give it her all as an actress

“As an actress, I am always looking for a new way to express myself, to lose myself in a role, and I found that with this film. I’ve had so much fun shooting it.”

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Actress Khanyi Mbau is set to play the lead role in the film. Other stars in the movie include Pakamisa Zwedala and Aubrey Poo.