Celeste Ntuli bags leading role in upcoming local flick

21 September 2017 - 07:00 By Chrizelda Kekana
Actress Celeste Ntuli and Nigerian actor Tayo Faniran will star in the upcoming local romcom Looking For Love
Actress Celeste Ntuli and Nigerian actor Tayo Faniran will star in the upcoming local romcom Looking For Love
Image: Via Celeste Ntuli Instagram

After a successful one woman comedy show, Black Tax, comedian and actress Celeste Ntuli has started shooting for upcoming local flick, Looking For Love, in which she plays the leading lady. 

Speaking to TshisaLIVE the actress said viewers can expect tons of fun from the film. 

"The film is called Looking for Love and it is my first lead role and I'm so excited. It's a romantic comedy and we are trying to go for everything that hasn't been done before," she said.

Celeste said being on set has been amazing and she was happy she got a chance to contribute to the creative process. She said there was a great balance of different types of humour in the film, which features four comedians.

The actress explained that she hoped that her young and vibrant character would not only cement her name as an actress, but would also help people see she's "an actress with range".

"I play a young woman called Buyi Dube, she's in her late 30s and single. A typical workaholic. She's Zulu, moved to Joburg for work and is under a lot of pressure to find love. People will find it easy to relate to her. People around her are getting married and everyone keeps asking when she will do the same. She goes through crazy things to find the kind of love others describe," she said. 

The film is directed Adze Ugah and features a star-studded cast including including Phindile Gwala, Trevor Gumbi and acting veteran Lillian Dube who plays Celeste's on-screen mother.

The film is set to be released early 2018.

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