'She is a broken woman'- Sophie Ndaba spills the tea on her Lockdown role

04 November 2019 - 07:00 By Kyle Zeeman
Sophie Lichaba has joined the cast of "Lockdown".
Sophie Lichaba has joined the cast of "Lockdown".
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Veteran actress Sophie Ndaba is ready for a new challenge and has joined the cast of popular drama series Lockdown.

The star told TshisaLIVE that she was excited to be back in a drama series and said it was a dream come true to join the cast of the star-studded show.

“I am so excited to join the show. It is one of the few SA programmes that are really well done. It is so different to everything else on screens. I have loved it from the moment I walked on set.”

She will make her debut in January and said fans would relate to her character.

“She is a broken woman. She represents women out there who are broken. She just wants to be happy but she is stuck in difficult circumstances. Of course, it revolves around the prison world but it is a little different to what people have seen so far.”

She said that she could relate to the struggles of her character after her own battle with depression.

“As a woman you say you don't go through depression but when I talk to people, more and more I realise that I actually was at some point depressed. But I have changed and I am more comfortable with who I am.”

The star, who is best known for her role as the glamorous Queen Moroka on Generations, said she was drawn to Lockdown because of how different it was to everything she had done before.

“I wanted to do something different. I wanted to do something that has nothing to do with being pretty and fabulous. I wanted to do something that stretches me. After being on a soapie for so many years and playing the same role, you and those around you start believing that is all you can do.”