Thuli Thabethe is Simply Scandalous in New Role
Actress Thuli Thabethe has been asked to step into Busi Lurayi’s shoes on “Scandal!” after the actress’ untimely death left her role hanging.
In a statement released to a local publication on Tuesday, 23 August, the series’ producer, Sanele Zulu, revealed that Thabethe will be taking up the role of Me’Shell on e.tv’s most-watched show.
Zulu knew that he was asking a lot from the actress, saying: “We reached out to Thuli to see the story through. This was a big ask, but Thuli accepted it with great compassion and she did a great job with the remaining scenes.
“We are grateful to Thuli for her support,” the producer concluded.
Thabethe is expected to begin appearing on screens on 2 September; however, audiences have been told that footage of Lurayi will still be included in the show.
Lurayi was found dead by her father in her daughter’s room of their Johannesburg home at the beginning of July. The cause of death is still unknown.
The newcomer is clearly respectful of her predecessor, saying in the same statement: “I always said the rest of us would put in the work and act, but Busi would become the character.”
She went on to add, “I am thankful for the opportunity from ‘Scandal!’ and e.tv for entrusting my ability to continue with the work she started. I am honoured and blessed.”
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