Monday, December 1, 2014
Generations' real legacy: Actors Sello Maake ka Ncube, Pamela Nomvete refuse to return to SABC1 and Mfundi Vundla's new Generations.
Stalwart actors Sello Maake ka Ncube who played Archie and Pamela Nomvete who played evil Ntsiki both say they refuse to return to SABC1 and producer Mfundi Vundla's reset Generations ever again and that they won't be "sellouts" like Connie Ferguson and Rapulana Seiphemo.
Just like when he fired the principal cast of Generations and Mfundi Vundla held a press conference, followed by the cast, with both sides saying completely opposite things, now again someone is blatantly lying - with totally opposite stories.
According to Sello Maake ka Ncube, currently appearing in e.tv's Scandal! after years in Generations as Archie Moroka and now one of the higest paid actors on South African television, he rebuffed attempts by Mfundi Vundla to lure him back to the show.
Yet today in a press conference about the new Generations starting tonight on SABC1 and relaunched as Generations The Legacy, Mfundi Vundla said it was Sello Maake ka Ncube who approached him, and offered to return to the soap, and that it was Mfundi Vundla who rejected Sello Maake ka Ncube's offer because the character of Archie Moroka was killed off and Generations is "not a fantastical show, we can't bring people back from the dead".
Yet Sello Maake ka Ncube says he doesn't want to be on Generations out of solidarity with the TV industry and established actors who are siding on the part of the fired actors and who are refusing to be on the show.
Pamela Nomvete who was on the soap for 6 years is as vocal according to reports, saying "I wouldn't go back to Generations" and that South African actors "are still exploited to this day. There is a lot of suffering in our showbiz industry".
Pamela Nomvete also sides with the actors who were fired by MMSV Productions and the SABC for wanting better 3 year contracts and better pay rates from Generations similar to the other SABC soaps and those on e.tv.
Pamela Nomvete says "actors are miserable and I hope this is going to be a turning point in our TV industry".