Quantico star Pearl Thusi shines

South Africa's own Pearl Thusi is now starring in international television series Quantico filmed in New York.

She says leaving her daughter was tough.

That was the scariest thing, leaving my daughter behind.

Pearl Thusi, actress

New York is often perceived as a lonely place for a newbie but Pearl says her Quantico cast and crew in new York have been like family to her, spending 12 hours a day together.

You can catch her in Quantico on Vusu Channel on DSTV. It is screened in 220 territories around the world.

Pearl says she is looking forward to hosting the second season of Lip Sync Battle Africa with new co-host Denrele Edun.

She says stardom has not gone to her head and retains a sense of humour about dealing with her success. She says she was not in South Africa when Quantico aired and only now back home she realises the impact it is having.

Only now I realise, people are inspired, people are feeling it. Because all along, I thought South Africa didn't realise what it meant.

Pearl Thusi, actress

Pearl talks about the honour of starring in the movie Kalushi based on the life of Umkhonto we Sizwe cadre, Solomon Mahlangu, who was charged with murder and terrorism in 1977 and tragically hanged in 1979.

It was shot maybe three years ago and we only finished it last year.

Pearl Thusi, actress

Kalushi opens in theatres on Friday 10 March.

Found out how Pearl came up with her natural hair care range Black Pearl and what inspired her.

Take a listen to Pearl hanging out with Anele below:

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