Pearl talks life after Scandal!
Acting has always been an interest of mine. After pursuing TV and radio presenting, I asked myself what I could do next - ultimately acting came up. I never attended any acting classes but that didn’t stop me from auditioning for roles.
Tell us more about your character, is it a challenging role?
I play a young female in her 20s called Kefilwe. She is feisty, seductive, bitchy and has no morals. She is brought into the NFH Empire to ruffle a few feathers and seduce the CEO, Mangi Nyathi. Understanding Kefilwe and her mannerism was challenging. I also had to deal with my own insecurities of working with seasoned performers.
What are the similarities and differences between you and Kefilwe?
We are similar in our ambition and standing up for ourselves. However, we differ in terms of her lack of morals and using her body to get ahead.
What’s next for you?
I plan to work on my acting career in the coming years. I will audition more and I plan on approaching casting directors to put myself out there. Currently I write a column for Soul magazine called the Last Word, I would like to expand this and write for other publications.
- I’m a loner and single but I greatly enjoy my space.
- I cry a lot. I cry when I’m happy, sad and when watching movie. Titanic and The Pursuit of Happiness are some of the movies that drove me to tears.
- I’m the middle child and have two sisters.
- I’m scared of heights, so I would never go bungee jumping.
- I spend a lot of money on books and magazines. My favourite book at the moment is Eye Bags and Dimples by Bonnie Henna.