It took actress Sisekho Velelo several tries to break into the industry, and many more battles within.
The star, who recently joined the cast of Generations: The Legacy as Grace has a long history of theatre work told TshisaLIVE about the transition to TV.
Sisekho nailed her first TV audition and “thought everything would be easy” but soon discovered there was still a mountain to climb.
She sometimes struggled to get gigs and admitted that there were days when just heading out the door for auditions was difficult. Sisekho is far from alone and said she wanted to share her story to inspire others to not give up.
“I think I faced what everyone faces: losing out on jobs, not because you aren’t capable but because someone else is already being lined up for the job.”