Back at being ghetto fabulous Cleopatra Maake on The Queen, Thandy is looking forward to being the opposite of this bubbly character in Ring Of Lies.
We witness another side of Thandy’s acting when she takes on the role of prisoner Nhlaka (NK) in the new season of Ring Of Lies which debuts on 31 July on Mzansi Magic. She shares her excitement of being a part of this wonderful cast and being taken out of her comfort zone. “2017 is turning out to be exactly as I had hoped it to be. Working alongside Baby Cele has been phenomenal & I have learnt so much from her. Nhlaka also challenges me emotionally as I have to be comfortable with going onscreen with a bare face. Sometimes even I can’t recognise her,” jokes Thandy.
The actress describes 2017 as the year of new possibilities where she aims to dominate the small screen. Between juggling Cleopatra & Nhlaka, Thandy is currently planning her 4th Annual 27 Dresses Drive. This initiative sees her donating 27 matric farewell dresses for underprivileged matriculants who can’t afford to buy themselves the dresses. This is how Thandy has been celebrating her birthday for the past 4 years as she hosts a luncheon for the girls on the week of her birthday in late August. Her wish is to see it growing outside of Gauteng and reach the rest of South Africa. Ms. Matlaila loves to encourage the youth and is working on a self-help pocket book It’s Okay in 40 Days.
Catch the actress on the new season of Ring Of Lies from 31 July, only on Mzansi MagIc, Channel 161 on DSTV.