In Pictures: Gomora actress Sibongile ‘Nandi Khubone’ opens up about acting and her mental health
Nandi Khubone has been stealing the show Gomora with her unique way of keeping Mzansi glues to their screens. Nandi is nailing her role to perfection as a young school girl double crossing two men at once. She is, without doubt, the reason why Gomora has a considerable following lately.
Although her role in Gomora as Sibongile is making waves on social media, Nandi took to Instagram to address the difficulties that come with her on-screen character. She has opened up about how her character has made her confront situations she would’ve otherwise avoided dealing with mentally.
Nandi Khubone opens up about acting and her mental health
Taking to her Instagram, Nandi Khubone wrote:
Today I had a really sightful day at work that made me aware of my mental health in situations l haven’t dealt with head-on & as taxing as it was for my body, l would like to share.
During my days as a film student, I was told about how hard it is to remove yourself from the characters body when you fully immerse yourself & I hadn’t experienced it to that extent until this day.
Removing myself from Sibongile’s body was harder than it usually was for me because of how much l would like to shield her from a world that didn’t serve her.
I had a few moments of breaking down in my green room due to the work I had prepared. Before the scenes started, I had done my normal meditations, but nothing could have prepared me for the moments in time when I was present.
This is to say that with all that you believe you’re ready for, in the exact divinity that God brings you to your purpose, it may feel foreign, your body and skin may not feel like yours, but through it all, you can achieve the obstacle he has prepared for you. The trials will mould you, even if you may not believe in them, in hindsight, I was participating with God in my miracle & it was more than worth it. I’m grateful for the experience because it shifted something in me that l will never trade. She brought me closer to myself just by feeling what she had to in the moment.
I commend her in that because we so often forget to allow ourselves that privilege. Feeling what we should when it arrives. I encourage you all to do that more often as hard as it is. It washes away the wounds buried within us when we haven’t mourned the moment that left them.
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