We are joined to in the studio by Uzalo star Gugu Gumede. She joins us on the cook-along, while we also cross over to Palesa, in Durban on the set of Uzalo.
The young actress is known for emerging herself into her roles. She has said that she has seen many actors lose themselves within the roles that they play. She has said that she constantly has to remind herself to always step out “the shoes” of the specific character at the end of the day. This is due to the fact of her incredible performance and passion that she puts into her character of Mamlambo on Uzalo
"Playing a role can screw you up and mess with your mind. You have to leave it at the door or it will play to those fears you have, those anxieties you have. You will be lost and not know who you are. It is for your survival."
Even though she plays such a hard-hitting woman on the show, Gugu opposite of her character is a born again Christian, which is why she thanks God for all of her success, and being seen as one of 2018’s biggest breakout stars, and why she took 2018 as her year. The 27-year-old actress studied drama at The American Academy of Dramatic Arts.