In the next three days, starting tonight, Mzansi Magic's newest show will air a wedding between villain Maru (Thato Molamu) and heroine Princess Oarabile (Kea Mashugane).
The lavish event will be a mix of a traditional Tswana/Sotho ceremony and Western white wedding. For both actors it was their first on-screen nuptials.
"It was my first time wearing a white wedding dress. I remember even when we went for fittings with the wardrobe ladies it was a bit surreal. The white wedding part of the ceremony was more fun. Trying a number of gowns until we found the right one. It was quite something," Mashugane recalls.
"It was my first on-screen wedding and I got a taste of what a lot of men feel the day that they say 'I Do'. The traditional wedding is always important. But shooting the western white wedding was the most interesting," Molamu adds.
"Personally, I'm always more favourable towards the traditional wedding. The great thing about tradition is that it speaks to the heart. From the songs that we sing and the dances that happen. But for what I had to do in the storyline with the Western wedding it was just more interesting in this particular context because it was different from anything I've ever done in acting."
For newcomer Mashugane, who jokingly remarks that she is most likely to have a shotgun wedding herself, such a high-cost and posh wedding is not her style. The fresh-faced beauty cites that she's a very simple girl.
"When I get married myself, I'm not looking to have something this big. I'm a very simple girl. I have been to so many weddings. The more weddings I go to the more I realize the work that goes into it, the planning and everything is just too much admin. I will probably go the opposite direction," Mashugane points out.
Ousted Generations actor Molamu says he is enjoying playing the role of power-hungry, philandering and murderous Maru. He quickly clarifies that it's all in a name of acting and audiences must not mistake him for his villainous on-screen persona.
"It's great to play Maru. It's very demanding and it challenges me to go to deeper places. I'm very excited about the role, I hope that everyone is enjoying it and not judging me thinking I'm that guy," Molamu expresses.

Mpumelelo Bhulose and Sonia Sedibe join Greed & Desire

Two television veterans are set to have cameo roles on the sleeper hit show.
Former Uzalo patriarch Mpumelelo Bhulose and Generations matriarch Sonia Sedibe are the latest big names to join the telenovela – starring prolific stars such as Nthati Moshesh, Sello Sebotsane and Thami Mngqolo.
Bhulose portrays the role of Xolani Mashinini, Oarabile’s one true love. Xolani had to take a back sit when Oarabile has to get married to Maru.
Sedibe plays the the character of Tlabi Mkgotsi. A close friend of Thakane (Moshesh) and the Makhetha family lawyer.  She is described as someone who has everything that Thakane doesn’t have – husband, kids, family and great career.
Source : sundayworld