Actress Thuli Phongolo starts the year off on a low as she apparently got written off from the hit Showmax original series The Wife.
News of her axing was met with reactions from people who think her acting is dismal.
Entertainment commentator Phil Mphela revealed that Thuli P unexpectedly got axed from the series, where she plays Lerato, because she went missing in action (MIA.)
“The role of Lerato on #TheWifeShowmax, has unexpectedly been written out of the show. Sources claim the decision was made to drop the role due to Phongolo going M.I.A,” reported Phil Mphela.
Say you didn’t like Thuli Phongolo as Lerato on #TheWifeShowmax
To claim Thuli can’t act … hai, ema pele.
Then again we live in a world where some people say Beyoncè can’t sing.
As you were! pic.twitter.com/cqv8YcJYQq
— Kgopolo (@PhilMphela) January 6, 2022
Viewers are pleased that she got axed because many are slamming her acting skills saying they are dismal. Phil defended Thuli and said she might be other things but a bad actress is not one of them.
When the series premiered, Thuli was especially excited about her character saying she is glad people would get to experience her, “I’m glad you guys have finally met Lerato!
What a job she is, oh but I love her! You just never see her coming because she hides her layers well, but everything she does, she does with intent … things get quite interesting!”
Maphorisa ruining this kids career pic.twitter.com/AVpimD4rVE
— ChrisExcel (@ChrisExcel102) January 6, 2022
“Happy to be a part of the phenomenon that’s Hlomu: The Wife, enjoying the cast so much! An original, a love story with a twist,” she added.
Despite speaking positively about the series, Thuli still got written off. She complimented the cast for being the best ever, “The support we give each other on ‘Hlomu’ is heartwarming! Thoroughly enjoying working with these formidable actors! My goodness.”
The news has gone out there but Thuli is not bothered, as she responded to a fan who said they love Lerato.
Thuli had asked people to put some respect on her name because she stays winning. “3 running campaigns, 2 productions (acting gigs), DJ gigs back-to-back, music on the way, YT soon (mixes and all) and 2 major contracts under my company.”
“I wish I could send GOD flowers, give him half of everything or something! Gratitude does not seem enough for the amount of blessings he’s pouring into my life!” she tweeted.
She stars in another production called I Am Sofia.
Speaking of The Wife, Abdul Khoza is getting his flowers from viewers who think he as exceptional acting skills.