Self confessed lesbian and actress Natasha Thahane bounces back, now plays Liyana Luthuli in Imbewu

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After a two-year break, actress Natasha Thahane is making a comeback.

She has joined the cast of Imbewu: The Seed as Liyana Luthuli. And she’s enjoying being back in front of the camera. Liyana Luthuli is Zithulele’s ex-girlfriend who he used to date in high school. She’s back in Zithulele’s life after Nganono’s death.

Upon reconnecting, Zithulele learns that Liyana not only wants to rekindle their relationship, but also seeks employment. Zithulele helps her get a job at Emsamo.

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Speaking to SunBuzz, Natasha said being on set was a great experience.

“The cast is such a great family,” she said. “I’ve learnt how to deal with challenges and how to find solutions. I’m glad to be part of the cast after being away for two years, finishing my studies overseas. “The cast and crew are such a pleasure to work with and a great family,” said the actress.

“I’ve been blessed to work with such welcoming fellow cast members and have learnt a lot from them.”

The 23-year-old said playing Liyana is a learning curve.

“Unlike Liyana, I needed to grow fast, and had to find work when I was 19 years old. That is something Liyana is only starting to do."

She insisted: “I couldn’t relate to some of the things Liyana is going through, but am doing everything I can to get into her shoes. The journey is difficult, but exciting in many ways.”

According to Natasha, she enjoyed speaking Zulu because she loves the Zulu nation. After spending time in Durban during the shoot, she can safely say it has sparked a Zulu inside her.

She told the People’s Paper she was looking forward to growing, and the conversations she has had with cast members have encouraged her to humble herself.

Thanks to Twitter, fans are learning a lot about Natasha Thahane. The starlet was first thrust into the spotlight when she bagged a role on SABC 1’s flagship show, Skeem Saam and over the past few years, she has branched out as one of the break out stars of the show.

The actress who is a New York Film School graduate was also a principal cast member on Mzansi Magic’s, The Queen and although she does not appear on the show anymore, she is still very much a part of popular culture.

Three months ago, the beauty became a trending topic when she tweeted that she thinks she is into girls. Although the star has been romantically linked to several boys before, many people thought that she was coming out as a lesbian or a bisexual woman.

Natasha did not elaborate further but as usual, social media users jumped into their own conclusions. Although we do not know whether she was joking or not, what we do know for sure is that Natasha is currently dating an American man who she reportedly met while studying.

In a recent interview on Metro FM, Natasha opened up about her perspective on love, “for me personally, what I’ve learnt when it comes to love and being in a relationship and being in love is, you need to take care of yourself, because we always want to blame other people for being toxic, I’ve realized that not all men are toxic, sometimes you are the problem and I realized that when I moved from home going to another continent and I realized that I actually still hurt…I don’t want to be cruel to kind people”

Like any other girl who is in love, Natasha has in the recent past shared posts of her bae on social media, but she says she regrets showing him off and thinks she revealed him to her 1.5 million followers too early in the relationship.

“I think with this relationship, I exposed it too soon because everyone was pairing me with every guy that I chill with…and I felt the need to be like: “No, this is my bae” and I exposed something that’s so sacred and so special and I gave it to the world and to people who do not deserve to know that part of your life because they don’t care”


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