Showmax shared the first reaction video featuring newly announced lead actress, Mbalenhle Mavimbela, who was revealed as the lead for the original drama series, The Wife.
Showmax took to Twitter on Tuesday, 19 October 2021, to share Mbalenhle Mavimbela’s reaction video. On the same day, the actress and content creator was revealed as the lead for the upcoming premiere of Showmax’s original drama series, The Wife. The drama series is adapted from Dudu Busani-Dube’s best-selling novel, Hlomu the Wife. Mavimbela has been cast as Hlomu, while her love interest is Bonko Khoza as Mqhele.
In the press statement shared on the day of Mavimbela’s announcement, she was quoted as having stated, “When I found out Hlomu the Wife was being turned into a series, I jumped at the chance to audition.” Adding, “Funnily enough, a while back I did a Tik Tok pretending to be Hlomu the Wife and that I had ‘made it’, not knowing that I would end up playing the character. It was even trending.”
Seemingly, the public has responded positively to the news of Mavimbela’s casting. The reaction to the reveal of the Zulu brothers was more polarised. In light of this fact, Mavimbela was elated. Moreover, she revealed that the cast and crew is still filming the production. The Wife is scheduled to premiere on Thursday, 11 November 2021.
See the post below.
Fam… It's our Hlomu 😍
— Showmax South Africa (@ShowmaxOnline) October 19, 2021