Uzalo To Boot Top Actors Over Tension
Insiders claim actors have been told some of them won’t be part of Season Three of the soapie – because of their stinking attitude.
Sources close to the telenovela claimed some actors won’t make it to the third season.
They are allegedly Thandeka Dawn King, who plays Lindiwe Xulu, Naymaps Maphalala, who plays Mxolisi, and Ntokozo Dlamini, who plays Mastermind.
Sources claimed Thandeka was dropped as she misses shoots due to her music career. They also said Naymaps thinks he’s better than everyone else because of his role.
“Thandeka always has excuses for not coming to the set because of her music commitments. She inconveniences the shoot. She’d ask for days off so she can fulfil her music dreams. At first, producers had no problem with it, but they’re fed up,” a source said.
Another source claimed Naymaps has become big-headed.
“He comes late and thinks he can get away with it. He He sometimes isolates himself thinking other actors will come to him and greet.thinks he’s important,” said the source.
The sources claimed the actors will be replaced after auditions were held in Joburg.
A third mole said: “When the actors heard Thandeka and Naymaps may be booted, they were shaken. If a character like Thandeka gets fired, it means GC (Khaya Dladla) can be fired too. It’s tough.”
Thandeka refused to comment, saying: “I don’t want to comment on something I don’t know about.”
Naymaps also refused to comment on the allegations. He referred the SunTeam to Uzalo’s publicist.
“Sorry, I can’t comment on this,” he said.
Ntokozo was not available for comment.
Uzalo’s spokeswoman Marang Setshwaelo said: no one has been let go as the season three script is still a blank slate.“Production has wrapped up season two and will start fleshing out the storyline and characters for season three.”
She said Uzalo has auditioned fresh KZN talent, as per eThekwini Municipality, which funds the soapie with millions of rands.
Marang said: “We’ll announce the storyline and characters when the new season starts.”