Television star Kgomotso Christopher continues to soar in the industry. She's also one the ambassadors for e.tv’s Supreme Women campaign.
Aside from being over the moon at being the selected for the campaign, which celebrates award-winning local and international dramas with powerful women at the helm - think along the lines of Viola Davis (How to Get Away with Murder), Enhle Mbala Maphumulo (Broken Vows) and Masasa Mbangeni (Harvest) - Christopher is still full of beans about her role in Scandal!.
About the #SupremeWomen campaign, she praises, “For me as an African woman, I believe you can find supreme women in every corner, they’re in our boardrooms, they are in a shack raising doctors of tomorrow, because of the sheer character that is a woman.”
The Scandal star’s passion is unmistakable as she chats about women taking their place as forerunners in the media industry.
Christopher notes, ““It’s high time we say these supreme women exist in our lives, so why doesn’t the content reflect that? Why does the content always reflect a male lead, surrounded by women that are weak?
“It’s lovely that broadcasters like e.tv are beginning to embrace the story of women and where we are today. We we need to tell more of their stories.”.
In the past year, since leaving the local soapie Isidingo, Christopher has been involved in other projects including the SABC 2 drama, Thola.
Kgomotso Christopher. Picture: Supplied
She explains, ““I had a very busy year, a year into Scandal! I did a drama series on SABC 2 ironically, that aired only recently. Now I’m full time on Scandal!as YV. And that takes up 100 percent of my time, I don’t even get time to do my nails that’s why I was very excited to take a day go to the spa for my full body massage. A the chance to time to switch off and relax.”
Christopher is also part of a new local film: Zulu Wedding, which due to release later in the year.
The film features Mzansi’s cream of the crop of actors from the likes of Pallance Dladla, Bubu Mazibuko, S'thandiwe Kgoroge, Nondumiso Tembe to Lorcia Cooper - all of them working alongside international actors Darrin Dewitt Henson and Carl Anthony Payne II.
With working on a soapie monopolising much of a time - leaving very little to do other projects at the moment - she tries her best to ensure it doesn’t eat into family time.
She explains, “The most important thing is to be realistic, I’m not one of those artists who does everything; I wake up, I’m there, at night I’m somewhere, on weekends I’m there, it’s a rare occurrence and it’s usually work. I think balancing comes with being very choosy about what you do. I had my chance to travel and be exclusively answering only to my needs. Now I have very young children.”
But she enjoys her work - especially when it means getting to work alongside Jerry Mofokeng, who plays Bra Moscow.
"DANCE Like nobody's Watching💃. LOVE like you've never been hurt❤. SING like nobody's listening🎤. LIVE like it's heaven on earth🌄".in the presence of my colleagues on set, I get to reaffirm this. We don't do it for the glory, for the show, for the accolades. We are simply living. Let us Live. Life lessons at work🎬🎥💖. #Yv&Moscow @etvScandal
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Christopher admits, ““He is incredible, whatever he touches, whatever he does, it’s just incredible. It’s an absolute dream to work with him, literally. He’s someone I met when I was in high school, I stopped him across the road, and I said please sign my homework diary and he signed it and I still have that homework diary.
After so many years I never though he will be a close colleague of mine. He is still an inspiration, I still look up to him.”
What’s next? More “scandal” of course - but it’s scripted!
* Catch Kgomotso Christopher on e.tv. Weekdays at 7pmIOL