Actor Mohale Motaung speaks of his love for acting and how heâ€™s worked hard to bag an acting role on Shuga: Down South during an interview with Drum.
The model also revealed his love for bae, Somizi Mhlongo and their plans of walking down the isle soon in other to start a family.
â€œSomizi didnâ€™t put in a good word for me,â€ Mohale tells DRUM. â€œI had to prove I deserved the part.â€ He certainly looks like a TV star, in a stunning red and white ensemble, when we catch up with him at our studio in Joburg. â€œI know people only know me as Somiziâ€™s partner but acting has always been on the cards for me. Itâ€™s something I genuinely love,â€ he says.
â€œBut I had to prove through hard work and dedication that I truly can act.â€ He got the job after responding to a call for auditions on Facebook. Mohale beat thousands of hopefuls to secure a screen test. Heâ€™s beendating the reality TV star and Idols SAjudge for two years. â€œI knew Somizi before we started dating,â€ Mohale says, declining to elaborate on how they met. â€œI knew he was loud. He was a socialite and full of life.â€
Mohale, who says heâ€™s the quiet one in the relationship, appreciates Somiziâ€™s flamboyance. â€œI enjoy seeing what he does. I love watching him in action and the way he interacts with people. I never get bored around him because he keeps the spark alive.â€ When theyâ€™re not slaying red carpets together or indulging in dream baecations, the couple love a quiet meal at home. Unlike him, I canâ€™t cook to save my life,â€ Mohale jokes.
The actor further revealed what it takes to be in a relationship with a celebrity and how heâ€™s handled it.
Being in a relationship with an established star does come with its perks, but itâ€™s not always easy dating in the public eye. â€œSomizi advises me to stay true to who I am and never dumb down my talents. He tells me to always plan ahead and to be professional, carefully choose the work I take and research the people Iâ€™ll be working with.â€
â€œWe also love going to church. It keeps me grounded and allows me to reflect.â€ He canâ€™t wait to get married and start a family. â€œI do dream about having kids one day, but at the moment Iâ€™m focusing on growing my career and having a stable business,â€ says Mohale, who owns Glam Troupe, a company specializing in matric dance makeovers.