I felt disrespected, I won't let it go - Inside Marah Louw & the Fergusons' explosive feud

12 March 2018 - 14:44 By Kyle Zeeman
Marah Louw played the role of Boi on The Queen.
Marah Louw played the role of Boi on The Queen.
Image: Via Mzansi Magic

Marah Louw has been left fuming after she was apparently offered a per-call contract on popular soapie The Queen, which she labelled "insulting and disrespectful" to her decades of experience in the industry. 

Marah made tabloid headlines over the weekend after it emerged she had apparently left the show. 

One of the show's creators Shona Ferguson told Sunday Sun that Marah was not fired from the show but was in and out of contract. Marah however rubbished the claims and brought files to prove that she did not leave, but her contract was apparently terminated by the show's creators. 

Marah shared a screenshot of the termination date on her contract on Twitter. 

The actress told TshisaLIVE  that her contract was terminated in September last year, after producers told her that writers had run out of storylines for her character. 

But Marah believes that her contract was cut because she refused to shoot a scene that she felt was too close to an event from her biography, because her contract was initially supposed to be renewed in May. 

Marah said after her contract was terminated she was offered a short term per-call contract. 

"I felt insulted. After 50 years in the industry, I was being offered a per-call contract. I looked at the offer and laughed. They cannot afford me and I refuse to be disrespected."

The actress claimed she was treated like "trash" and was messed around. She also described the environment on set over the past few months as frosty. 

"We would shoot scenes and then immediately walk away from each other. It was very cold but we did our best because we are actors. But I won't let it go. People must know what really happened."

Attempts by TshisaLIVE to get comment from Ferguson Films were not successful at the time of publishing this article. 

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