Actress Buhle Samuels’ depature from Muvhango is shrouded in mystery, with two versions that she resigned while another suggests she was fired from the SABC2 soapie.
Sources said the bootylicious actress was given the boot because of her erratic on-set behaviour, which had become too much to handle for the producers.
This was revealed by two members of the production team and an actor who are privy to the TV star’s dramatic exit.
One crew member said Samuels, who plays Matshidiso Mofokeng in the soapie, was a nightmare to work with and too demanding.
This, the insider revealed, had prompted some production members to complain to the producers about her alleged behaviour. Another production staffer said Samuels had crazy demands, a bad attitude and was rude to make-up artists and other support staff.
“She is a great actress, but her behaviour is unspeakable. She has a short temper and unpredictable outbursts. She was literally fighting with everyone on set,” a crew member.
But another staffer sympathetic to Samuel said the actress was just being targeted by some crew members who were jealous of her accomplishments.
The same insider said she left Muvhango of her own accord, although she knew of plans to get rid of her. Muvhango boss said Samuels resigned to join a drama produced by Connie and Shona Ferguson.