I honestly didn’t think my first big movie role would be in something for the Afrikaans market. Okay, so it’s not a major role but it is a named character and I interact with the title lead which is big enough.
So, yes, following my 7de Laan stint, I have been asked to play the role of Neville Naidoo on the upcoming Molly en Wors Movie. For those of you that aren’t aware, Molly en Wors is a popular show on the Kyknet channel, catering to the Afrikaans market.
Honestly, I myself did not know that this show existed prior to being cast in it, not being much of a Kyknet viewer.
Working with the show’s star and director, Willie Esteihuisen, was a pleasant experience. He’s a down-to-earth, good-natured, hands on person and I really enjoyed being part of the show. Everything was well organised and shooting was achieved with minimal fuss. What a pleasure.
The role of Neville is specific to the movie, the character having only been referred to in the tv series. I play a proper Durban-originating Indian mechanic with nicely spiked hair. :-)
More than that I cannot reveal yet.
I’ve no confirmation as to when the movie will be released but, no doubt, I will keep you all informed.