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SOUTH African-born Hollywood actress Tanit Phoenix, back home for a visit after a lengthy stint as a model and actress in Los Angeles, says she misses Cape Town’s beauty.
Phoenix, who has become a household name in Hollywood, starring in films such as Lord of War with Nicolas Cage and Death Race 2, also misses Durban’s tropical environs, especially the litchis, avocados and mangos.
“After travelling extensively for the past seven months, it was such a great feeling touching down on South African soil,” Phoenix said this week.
“I have no idea how long I will be in the country, as our travel plans always change.”
Phoenix has starred in the TV series Femme Fatales, as well as in South African movies such as Mad Buddies, Schuks Tshabalala’s Survival Guide to South Africa and Spud 2.
“I had so much fun doing Mad Buddies with Leon Schuster and Kenneth Nkosi, and I loved being part of the Death Race movies.”
“The fight scenes in Death Race were most challenging for me as I had to fight with stunt women and not hurt them, but I have a background in Muay Tai which helped immensely.”
Aside from acting, Phoenix also continues to model.
“I model in the States, mostly TV commercials and beauty campaigns, and it’s a lot of fun.”
Phoenix is dating District Nine actor Sharlto Copley, who is also from South Africa. The two share a home in Los Angeles.
Asked what life was like in Los Angeles, Phoenix said she was enjoying herself.
“But I am a gypsy and would never settle in one place for too long, My life has afforded me the chance to travel all over the world, and I am happy to keep doing that.”
Phoenix is comfortable that she’s already achieved so many of her dreams and goals.“
I have met the most interesting people along the way, and then branched out into acting almost accidentally, and have had so much success in such a short time with both my modelling and acting careers.”
Now, she said, she was creating new goals. “Having my own family and more time to myself to spend on writing are definitely among them.” - Weekend Argus