One on One

One on One

Siphelele Shezi

I sat down with the star of 'Uncovered' Nqobile Khumalo  before our Thursday screening.

Who is Nqobile Nunu?

I am a South African actress and a documentarian. Young happy African woman haha
 What inspired your character on uncovered?

Winnie Mandela was my biggest inspiration in creating my character and preparing for my role.
What makes taking part in uncovered?

I love action films and I believe in justice I was ready for the film for years!
 What were the challenges when you were bringing this movie script to life?

I had to get emergency surgery one week into shooting because I injured myself shooting action scenes I was terrified but we made it work and the production support was amazing.
Who should not come to see this movie?

Children under 10 haha they will be traumatized!
 What will the audience be thinking about in the car as they drive home after this movie?

 justice, corruption, female empowerment a Dan man what a bloody good flick that was.

 How is this production bringing something new to this story?

 I think the story itself is new because it’s only a recent thing for filmmakers in South Africa to tackle the current political conditions with such honesty and bravery. The storytelling we are used to is stories about the political past but not the current state which is something fresh, confrontational, and necessary quite frankly. 
What’s going to surprise people about this show?

Art imitating life 

 Call someone out by name: who must come to see this production?

hahaha, the cabinet must see the movie hides face.

 Who in the show is most like their character?

 I love this question but the film has very controversial characters haha so I will admit I have become more like Aluta since filming, which I believe is a courageous and beautiful thing as a young woman.
If people want to be actors what can you say to inspire them? 

I would tell them to go for it! Give it your all and remain sincere and Dan genuine throughout your career no matter what happens.
 KZN Film commission is truly growing, what do you think people must do to support KZN FILM Commission?

People should continue to demand high-quality local content and put their money into the industry. Funding is something that has the power to catapult our stories and the industry as a whole to a new level. Real investment in our stories and in our talent.

By Siphelele Shezi