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Shona Ferguson’s Best Moments

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As Mzansi mourns the shocking death of Shona Ferguson, SA remembers his very best moments in front of the camera.

 

In recent years, the star was best known for portraying Jerry Maake on The Queen, a Ferguson Films production.

 

However, his career began more than a decade ago and he featured in big productions such as Muvhango, The Wild, Rockville and the Netflix drama series Kings of Joburg.

From hunky heart throb to mob boss, here are some of Shona’s best acting moments
Last month, the actor opened up about some of the difficulties he faced in the early stages of his career. He said some of the people who discouraged him were fellow actors who said he did not have real talent. Some of them were later on his payroll at Ferguson Films.

 

“I don’t hold grudges the same way I don’t listen to anybody’s opinion about my life,” he tweeted.
Shona also recounted how he had tried his luck in Hollywood, where he was apparently asked if he had a backup plan because his acting career was not going to work out.

“17 years ago a Hollywood producer asked me if I had a backup plan. I was obviously shattered because I had just done multiple takes of an audition. He continued to say: ‘You don’t have what it takes.’

 

“An agent told me it wasn’t going to be easy to get me jobs because I didn’t have the right ‘look’. A veteran actor loved and respected by millions told me I am not memorable, and so did a lot of producers. Many actors criticised me and made bets I would never make it in this industry.”

 

Robert Tapfumaneyi

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