10 Questions For: Bonnie Mbuli

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10 Questions For: Bonnie Mbuli

The talented South African performer who’s graced both local and international screens

1.  How would you describe what you do for a living?
I tell stories, I bring people's realities to the screen and make the human condition known and understood. I'm committed to telling them with truth and integrity.

2.  What is your most vivid childhood memory?
I recall my favourite dress. Whenever I wore it, I really felt awesome, and as a result I always had good days in it. It was a nautical knee-length, woollen baby doll dress.

3.  If you could invite any three people, dead or alive, for dinner, who would they be and why?
Ellen DeGeneres (she is funny, smart and dresses well), Oprah (need I say more?), Matthew McConaughey (he is currently the reigning acting God, for me).

4.  If you ever found yourself auditioning for a music reality TV show, what song would you sing and why?
I'd sing John Legend's ‘Ordinary People’. It's an honest song. Honest expression is rare and refreshing.

5.  How would you complete this sentence?  The South African cabinet should include a Minister of_____________.
Protection of Women and Children

6.  What would you say is the biggest misconception about you?
There are no misconceptions. Where there is smoke there is fire. LOL

7.  What is your (honest) opinion of Cape Town?
I love Cape Town with all my heart. It's breathtakingly beautiful and majestic. It is even more racist than people imagine. This is where apartheid was exiled to.

8.  What's the greatest fear you've had to overcome to get where you are today?
That I don't have what it takes to earn a living doing what I love.

9.  What's the one thing you'd like to achieve before you die?
I'd love to contribute to or begin a movement to radically transform the lives of previously and still disadvantaged people in SA.

10.  Which well-known South African personality would you, without a doubt, be able to beat in a street fight and why?  
Chester Missing. He's a puppet.

Photographer: Derek Antonio Serra
Hair & Make-up: David Sharp
Garments: Vintage and the City — with Derek Antonio Serra and David Sharp at Grand Daddy Boutique Hotel. 


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