We are joined in studio by the 1st Lady of Horizon Deep, Tema Sebopedi, best known as Lerato on Isidingo. Tema will be joining us to discuss her role as Larato and of coarse do some cooking on the cook-a-long. Not only is Tema a beloved actress, she is also an activist for women, as she was apart of the 2015 #makeitstopcampaign.
Before she became a full time actress, she was a fitness group instructor and Virgin active gyms. During this time she was also a dancer and even taught dance classes. Tema grew up with a love for performing, that got her to pursue a career in it, and studied it at AFDA. During her time at AFDA, Tema was awarded a Best Actress award, in a lead role. Her road to stardom was not an easy one, as she attended over 200 auditions before landing her first paying televised role, as a supporting actress on Angel’s Song. It was only in 2010 that she went on to land her big role as Lerato on Isidingo. Now along with her on-screen husband Sechaba, they are known as one of South Africa’s favourite couples, for the past 8 years.
During this time, we have truly seen her character progress in a large way, she went from being a domestic worker, to owning her own beauty salon. During all of this Lerato also goes through a lot, by getting married to her true love, and later discovering that she had cancer.