South African actress Phumzile Sitole has landed herself a role in major American TV series, Orange is the New Black.
Sitole plays the role of Antoinetta 'Akers' Kerson in the female jail themed Netflix series that is premiering on Friday in America.
Speaking to CapeTalk's Kieno Kammies, Sitole says she is delighted to be joining a production which is the original longstanding Netflix production, now in Season 6.
Initially this is a role that was meant to be for only one episode but what is exciting about the show is that once you are on set they potentially start writing you in if they feel like this is working. I mean from one episode to nine, it was an exciting thing to keep being in the show.— Phumzile Sitole, US-based SA actress
We've been shooting from August last year and I had to be quiet about it and tell my friends to be quiet about it...— Phumzile Sitole, US-based SA actress
The series is currently aired in South Africa on M-Net and it's on season 4, behind the American viewers.
It is not yet clear when the current season will be aired in South Africa.
To hear the rest of the conversation with Phumzile Sithole, listen below:
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