Lebo M and Zoe Mthiyane in happier times. Photo by Chris Moagi  ~

AFTER her separation from The Lion King producer Lebo M, model Zoe Mthiyane has now landed an acting gig!

Sunday Sun can confirm Zoe is currently shooting a movie aptly titled The King.

Ironically, Zoe has a child with a man known for being the producer of The Lion King.

She said she’ll be playing the role of a character called Katherine.

“Katherine is a singer, actress and dancer.

“She also had private schooling,” said Zoe.

She said the movie will be released in December.

“It feels good to be busy again after my personal drama.”

The former face of Ponds said she spends most of her time on set or with her children.

“I’m loving the space I’m in currently.

“My focus is on my kids and career.

“I’m sending out positive energy,” she said.

Asked about being a working mum, she said: “I’ve been doing it anyway, it’s not new.

“I’ve been working all my life while raising my son.

“The only difference is I have two children – which can be challenging at times.

“But I’m doing it,” she said.

Zoe told the People’s Paper she was called by the producers of The King during her baby daddy drama.

She said her role is not that difficult, because she can relate to Katherine on many levels.

Zoe told the People’s Paper: “The call came at the right time. And I’m really excited about it!”

Before she landed the role in the movie, Zoe was part of the Lion King franchise based in Australia.

The former couple previously told Sunday Sun they hit it off after meeting in Australia.

The two got engaged, then they called off their engagement and shocked the world with the acrimonious split.