Veteran actress Florence Masebe has shut down a fan’s proposal for a Robert Mugabe movie that has lead American actors.
Ex-Zimbabwean president Mugabe passed away recently and the fan, James Chikonamombe, proposed a movie about him on Friday.
Writing on Twitter, he said:
I already have my cast for this movie: Viola Davis as Grace Mugabe; Morgan Freeman as Robert Mugabe…and Forest Whittaker as his slippery svengali, Prof Jonathan Moyo; with Flo Masebe (@FloMasebe) as the back-stabbing Oppah Muchinguri.Twitter user James Chikonamombe
However, Masebe was totally unimpressed that Chikonamombe preferred to have Americans as the lead actors.
She quoted his tweet and said she was “uninterested.”
The Republic lead actress drew praise from her fans for “knowing her worth” and not settling for a supportive role in an African movie.
@aumzan replied, “When you know your worth you don’t settle for anything…I stan.”
@NthambiMoha7 added, “I love you for knowing your worth and not being afraid to say it!! Imagine Viola as Grace Mugabe? Hai bo when we have yourself, bo sesi @ramichuene and a lot of other brilliant actresses.”
Who is Flo Masebe?
Born in 1972 in Limpopo, Masebe has been a professional actress for more that 20 years.
She has starred in several popular TV drama series such as Generations, Muvhango, 7de Laan, Inkaba, and Scandal.
Masebe won the Best Actress in a Lead Role award at the Africa Movie Academy Awards in 2013 for her role in Elelwani, a Tshivenda feature film for which she was Executive Producer.
Her latest role in The Republic has had South Africans glued to the drama.
The talented actress runs the Masakona Matsila Children’s Foundation, which is dedicated to her late son Masakona Matsila.
She speaks all South African languages as well as Kiswahili.