SA actress, Thando Thabethe is set to play the lead role in an upcoming international romantic comedy entitled, Love Lives Here set for release in 2018.
Thando will play the role of Zinhle Malinga in the film
The film tells the story of a young novellist who is looking for love but is caught in the clash between modern and traditional ideas of romance.
“What excited me about the film is the fact that it’s a true reflection of the struggles women in South Africa face, a complex between what their heart wants and what society or tradition think is right. It is all about that conflict between what people say and what they want for themselves,” she said.
“Zinhle is completely different to any character I’ve ever played. She is a little timid, socially awkward, very smart and all round good person. Embodying that was probably the biggest challenge for me, but one I took with open arms,” she added.
Thando made her debut as a film actress last year when she starred in Mrs Right Guy.
Mokopi Shale, the film’s writer and producer worked on both films and said that they decided on Thando because of her sense of humour.
“She is so funny. She has a funny bone. We wanted to cast a funny actress in a comedic role. That does not mean that she doesn’t have the capacity for the drama of the story but the thing about her is she’s hilarious,” Mokopi said
The film is currently being shot in Durban until December and will be released to local cinemas in September 2018.