Watch: The Ferguson Finally Explain Why They Are Always Firing People
Viewers and Fans of The Queen have always wanted to know why every now and then their favorite actors, actress are apparently fired from the shows. Well, here it is, they have finally explained how it goes. Connie and Shona Ferguson have recently come under fire for often getting rid of much-loved characters on The Queen.
Connie and Shona, who own Ferguson Films, did an Instagram Q and A where they were asked why they’ve gotten into this habit. The pair said it’s all just part of the business “Guys, this is a soap, it’s a telenovela, okay? Characters come and go. That’s how soap operates,” began Connie.
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“It’s for the story. Sometimes… to introduce another story but characters come and go. This is not something that is exclusive to The Queen or exclusive to Rockville or exclusive to Isibaya. It happens everywhere all the time,” she added before her husband said “It is what it is. I hope you’re answered. I think that’s what people don’t know. The reality of what we do is ‘you are going to see new people in and out.’ It’s the nature of storytelling.”
Shona went on to state that fans have a habit of getting bored of the storyline after a while and that boredom extends to having to see the same faces over and over so in order to crush their boredom, there needs to be a restructuring of sorts.
Among the actors that have left the show in recent months are, actress Khanya Mkangisa (Akhona), Moshe Ndiki (Prince), Khayakazi Kula (Martha), Motsoaledi ‘Mo’ Setumo (Mmabatho) and Rami Chuene (Gracious ‘Tgom’ Mabuza).
Shaka ‘SK’ Khoza was among the first to leave, much to the disappointment of fans but he is reportedly set to return for season five of the telenovela together with new additions Jessica Nkosi and Menzi Ngubane who recently left Mzansi Magic’s other popular telenovela Isibaya.