Did you know that stars kiss each other in real life during TV dramas? Even though smooching on screen is part of the act, some actors have been called out for not quite hitting the mark. Let’s look more closely at two South African stars who have been criticized for how they kiss on screen:
Many people know Rapulana Seiphemo for his role as “Tau Mohale” on the popular SABC 1 soap opera Generations. He later played Hector Sebata on Mzansi Magic’s drama The Queen. On the other hand, it looks like not all the attention he got was good. Even when he was in Generations, rumors spread that Seiphemo wasn’t very good at kissing.
Recently, while Mzansi Magic was in The Queen playing Harriet opposite Connie Ferguson, fans were unhappy and took to the actress’s social media pages to say so. A lot of people commented that Rapulana Seiphemo was “one of the worst kissers on our TV screens.”
2. Kunene Vusi
Vusi Kunene is known for his part as Jack Mabaso on Generations. He now plays Funani on the drama show House of Zwide on Etv. Fans may remember a tense kiss between Jack and Tshidi (Letoya Makhene) that happened earlier in the show. People said Kunene’s character wasn’t good at kissing.
As of House of Zwide, the concerns are still going strong. People who watch the show are now pointing the finger at Vusi Kunene’s character Funani, saying that he, too, has trouble kissing on screen.
On-screen chemistry is very important in TV, and fans aren’t afraid to say what they think about how actors perform. But these complaints show that even the most experienced actors can do better, especially when it comes to kissing on screen, which is a very delicate skill.
“I always give him breath mints because he has bad breath.” Lindiwe talks about kissing Nhlamo on the set of #etvScandal
Nomvelo Makhanya (Lindiwe), an actor, talks about her on-screen relationship with Nhlamulo Maseko (Mathews Rantsoma) on Scandal! When Lindiwe married her handsome boyfriend Nhlamulo, who used to be a criminal but is now a forex trader, he led her into a life of crime. Police caught Lindiwe on her graduation day because they found a machine in her home that could copy cards.
The two have known each other since high school, so Lindiwe said it was easy for her to get close to Nhlamulo. She did say, though, that she had to give him breath mints often because he had bad breath.