For Nomzamo Mbatha, her joining of the star-studded cast of Coming 2 America was a dream come true, but for her fans though met with excitement, it was an emotional situation saying goodbye to someone whom they love.
For some the sorrow of saying goodbye, far much outweighs the pleasure of meeting again.
Despite her joining a star laden cast, alongside Eddie Murphy, James Earl Jones and Garcelle Beauvais, Isibaya fans back home, are anxious whether she would remain on the telenovela. Nostalgic moments are already setting in, others claiming she would be away for good, as her slot will be demanding. The romance is over, so they think.
Settling in, Nomzamo has already moved to Atlanta, where some clips of the film, including scenes for her slot are going to be shot.
“I’ve officially survived my first week in Atlanta. Eating good, working, exercising and staying hydrated in this heat. Shine, Zamo, shine!” she wrote on Instagram.
Nonzamo (29) is a widely travelled person, in actual fact, she moved to the United States several months ago.
“Moving to Los Angeles was a choice of faith, and God has surpassed my wildest dreams. This moment is bigger than me – this moment is for every single girl who doubts herself or just how big her God is… I am grateful, I am humbled, I am honoured to be cast in Coming to America 2,” she said in a statement shortly after the casting news broke.
Glad tidings for the Isibaya lovers, as for now, her character Thandeka will not be axed as a result of her Hollywood role, Mzansi Magic officials said the actress is still a vital cog in the show.
“We are very proud of Nomzamo Mbatha’s international project and achievements to date. She still forms a critical part of the Isibaya cast,” M-Net publicist Philly Kubheka said in a statement.
Meanwhile, Wesley Snipes, Rick Ross and Teyana Taylor will also be making appearances in the same film ‘Coming to America.
As for Africa and South Africa in particular, movie lovers, are positioning themselves on the edges of their seats, they can’t wait to see their girl Nomzamo in action at the international stage. Good luck our girl, good luck our daughter, so they pray.