South African actress Thando Thabethe recently clinched a surprising victory at the South African Film and Television Awards (SAFTAs), leaving fans and peers in awe. Thabethe took home the award for Best Actress in a TV comedy, a feat she hadn’t anticipated. In this article, we delve into her thoughts on the win, her career, and her future plans.
The Unforeseen Triumph
Thando Thabethe’s win at the SAFTAs for her role in ‘How to Ruin Christmas: The Baby Shower’ took the industry by surprise. In a conversation with The South African, Thabethe candidly expressed her astonishment. She acknowledged the tough competition in her category, saying, “I don’t think anyone can expect it, right? The people I was up against are very good — Tali’s Baby Diary is a popular show. So I think I was in great company. It would be presumptuous for me to think ‘It’s yours,’ but I was delighted when it was.”
This genuine humility underscores the spirit of the SAFTA awards, celebrating excellence while recognizing the competitive field in the South African film and television industry.
A Multifaceted Talent
Thando Thabethe’s talents extend beyond the screen. Notably, she is also a celebrated radio host. After her SAFTA win, she proudly shared, “A Safta Award-winning actress but also a radio award-winning radio host. God did that!!! I’m sooo sooo sooo happy.” Her acknowledgment of both her acting and radio achievements exemplifies her multifaceted skill set and the diverse opportunities available to talented South African entertainers.
Nominated for Best Actress in a TV Drama
Thabethe’s accolades don’t stop at comedy; she was also nominated for Best Actress in a TV drama for her role in season 3 of ‘Housekeepers.’ Speaking about this dual recognition, she expressed her excitement, saying, “I think that’s awesome. An actor dreams of having range, and to be nominated in two completely different genres speaks to that. I was in love with the character I played in Housekeepers, also in season 3.”
This acknowledgment serves as a testament to Thabethe’s versatility as an actress and the industry’s recognition of her talent across various genres.
Future Endeavors in the Pipeline
Looking ahead, Thando Thabethe teased her fans with the promise of exciting new projects. While she couldn’t divulge all the details just yet, she hinted at the possibility of a second season of her reality show, ‘Unstoppable Thabooty.’ She also mentioned another show that might soon enter the development stage.
As we eagerly await further updates on Thando Thabethe’s future ventures, her dedication to her craft and her ability to surprise and delight audiences continue to shine through.
In the dynamic world of South African entertainment, Thabethe’s story serves as a reminder that talent, humility, and hard work can lead to unexpected and well-deserved triumphs.