Nozi Langa, who starred in ‘Skeem Saam,’ will star in Mzansi Magic’s ‘Umbuso.’
In a new series, the actress who portrays Glenda on ‘Skeem Saam’ is broadening her wings. Here’s what Nozi Langa has in store for us in ‘Umbuso.’
On Skeem Saam, actress Nozi Langa Malao has played a sweet, slightly hesitant, and naive Glenda for about six years.
But now, her fans will be able to witness her in a new Mzansi Magic drama titled Umbuso, in which she plays one of the key parts. The drama series will begin on channel 161 at 20:00 on Sunday, April 3rd.
NOZI LANGA DISCUSSES HER NEW PART
The 28-year-old actress told Drum Magazine that portraying Bassie Matlala will take her out of her comfort zone.
Nozi Langa describes her new character as a hardworking and wealthy young married woman.
“… as much as she has been married into a wealthy family, she has her core values like on working hard and working towards your dreams, and making those dreams come true,” she tells the publication.
She believes that displaying her angry side was the most difficult of her most difficult parts thus far in the new series. Because she defines herself as someone who does not become furious or raise her voice, the actor believes it was particularly challenging to tap into that emotion.
“There are scenes wherein one of the challenges Bassie faces she gets so angry, and we see this other side of her and I, in my personal capacity, I am not able to get angry and raise my voice but in her character capacity, she does raise her voice. It was the first time for me that I was challenged to be this person who is angry and I do not know anger like that.”
According to a press release by Mzansi Magic, Umbuso is a story about a street-smart businessman, Ma E (Bheki Sibiya) and people’s politician, Tiny (Makhaola Ndebele), two old comrades determined to secure a post-struggle legacy for themselves and their families.
“However, after a brutal and bloody murder that shakes everyone to their core, a long-hidden and dark secret is finally revealed, cutting to the heart of both families. At the centre of it all is Thembelihle (Kwanele Mthethwa), a daughter trying to keep her family – and its business – together,” reads the statement.
The star-studded and acclaimed cast includes Lillian Dube, Bheki Sibiya, Sandile Mahlangu, Mzwandile Ngubeni, Zinzi Zungu, Christopher Jafta, Makhaola Ndebele and Omuhle Gela.
More cast members include Sphamandla Dhludhlu, Bathabile Mashigo and Bahumi Mhlongo.