Uzalo actor Bhekisizwe Mahlawe speaks on being a Ben 10
Bhekisizwe Mahlawe: Embracing Challenges, Winning Hearts
When Bhekisizwe Mahlawe landed a role on Uzalo, Mzansi's biggest television show, he couldn't contain his excitement. However, when he discovered he would be portraying a character known as a "Ben 10" (a young man dating older women), he saw it as a monumental task. Nevertheless, he embraced the challenge wholeheartedly and now relishes his role on the show.
In a recent interview with #Trending, Mahlawe opened up about the initial difficulties he faced in playing the character, given his lack of personal experience with dating older women. "It was challenging at first, but as an actor, I had to do it. The role was initially meant to last for three weeks, but now my contract has been renewed, and I'm entering the 10th season of the show," he shared.
Mahlawe expressed his gratitude for the positive reception he has received from Uzalo viewers, which has put him at ease. "Viewers have been giving me good feedback, and it's quite reassuring for me as an actor. The storyline is growing, and I'm happy with my work," he stated. He also expressed his delight in being welcomed into viewers' homes and the growing acceptance of his character.
"Viewers have been giving me good feedback, and it's quite reassuring for me as an actor.
"The storyline is growing, and I'm happy with my work," said Mahlawe.
Now firmly established as an actor, Mahlawe is exploring his passion for music.
I'm currently featured on a song titled Umjolo and I'm releasing my own single this month. Music has always been one of my passions, and I'm happy to try it out, and hopefully, it will work out.
Exciting opportunities continue to come Mahlawe's way, as he recently secured a deal with a clothing brand called Spelete, based in Pretoria. He explained that he chose to align himself with the brand because it resonates with his values and is supported by the people who have been avid followers of his acting journey. Spelete embraces township culture, a culture embraced by Mahlawe's loyal fan base.
As Mahlawe's career continues to flourish, he remains grateful for the support and acceptance he has received from viewers and fans alike. With each new project and endeavor, he aims to bring joy, entertainment, and a touch of his unique talent to audiences across the nation.