We caught up with actress Omuhle Gela, who is one of the main characters in new Ferguson Films series The Imposter. She lets us into her space as she shares more on her daily routines, swimsuit line and her character on The Imposter.
How different is this character from the other ones you’ve played before?
It’s always difficult to answer this; I guess we’ll have to tune in every Sundays to find out.
How did you prepare for this role?
I found someone with a similar background as Lerato, which I find is always useful in terms of references, so I spent a few hours with her asking everything I thought is relevant. Other than that I spent a lot of time practicing and bringing her to life.
What is the one thing that people always get wrong about you?
That I’m stuck up or a diva. I’m very cautious with my spaces and It’s always easier for me to fully be myself around spaces or people I’m immune to or trust.
If you had a twin sister that came from nowhere and demanded to steal your life, what would you do?
Lol I wouldn’t let her. I’m very happy with my life thanks. It’s far from perfect but I’m grateful and happy
What is your routine, what do you do on a normal working day?
I wake up very early and go to set and return home very late. Lol I don’t know if that’s a routine but that’s what I do on a normal working day.
Unlike most local celebrities you keep your private life very private, what triggered that decision?
I’ve had my fair share of untrue bad publicity which might’ve been because I wasn’t strict enough about my surroundings so I’m more vigilant with that now. And I’m generally a private person, because my job is already so ‘public’ I make sure I try protect and respect my private life and my surroundings outside of work/ TV.
Tell us about your swimsuit line (Twenty Swimwear)?
It’s very difficult to maintain such a huge line when you’re already on set every single day. It’s been doing great and I’m hoping to come back with a bang
Are there any fun projects you are working on that your fans can look out for?
Let’s wait and see….;)
The Imposter airs every Sunday at 20:00 on Mzansi Magic, DSTV Channel 161.