Actress Refilwe Modiselle has shared the feelings she felt not too long ago when a detailed good friend requested her why she was no more standard in SA.
The star, who has been recognised and received awards abroad, took to social media to share the change that left her deep within the feels.
“I was talking to an ex, I’m still good friends with. He’s abroad and watches SA content he can access. Then he asks: ‘Fi you’ve done the work, worked hard, earned your stripes, why do I not see your face?’ Yazi, I just giggled with no answer but my heart sank,” she stated.
Was speaking to an ex, I’m nonetheless good associates with…. He’s overseas & he watches SA content material he can entry.
Then he asks Fi you’ve got finished the work.. .labored laborious.. .earned your stripes, why do I not see your face.
Yazi I simply giggled with no reply however my coronary heart sank….
— Refilwe Modiselle (@vanillablaq) July 20, 2021
The star has spoken earlier than of her frustration at being under-appreciated in SA.
She informed SAFM final yr that she feels her performing profession could be taken extra severely if she moved abroad.
“I’d love to depart the nation as a result of the unhappy half is I really feel like I’m not appreciated on this nation. I really feel like after I step out (on the worldwide stage), that’s when individuals admire what I do … I’ve made peace with it.
“There are many aspirations but I don’t really think I want to live the Hollywood dream. Everyone wants to do that. I want to be a global icon.”
She had the assist of the TL final month when she responded to producer Tyler Perry’s query of whether or not he ought to revisit hisWhy Did I Get Married? sequence by suggesting he forged her in one of many movies.
“Yes you should and can you explore casting me (I’ve won awards for best actress for an international short film), so you can show diversification and inclusivity of a black narrative not often explored. With all due respect, Sir,” tweeted Refilwe.