7de Laan actress Nobuhle Mimi Mahlasela has, in the same way as many of us, faced doubt and feelings of being overpowered, including moments where she ended up sitting on the floor in the shower crying her lungs out.
The star, known for her role as Aggie on the popular Afrikaans soapie, took to social media recently to open up about her emotional battles after a series of personal difficulties.
“This week was emotionally hard on me. From sitting on the floor in the shower naked, crying my lungs out because I felt I made bad choices in my life, that I’m not good enough, to doubting myself and basically tearing myself apart from all angles.”
Speaking to TshisaLIVE, Nobuhle explained that she felt overpowered and joked about not having a manual life.
“It was a series of personal things that have happened, including the death of family members and just growing up. It is not easy. It is overwhelming. Sometimes I tell my mom that she should have written me little notes of what to expect at certain points in my life. I was just contemplating life and the personal journey.”
On social media she said that she had made choice to “choose happiness”.
She might be one amongst the most recognisable faces on South African TV but Nobuhle says she often forgets she is a celebrity.
“Obviously people are always recognising me and I am often stopped by fans but half the time I forget about the fame and go about my life as Nobuhle. It is never in my head. I just react to fans in the moment. I go with the flow.”
She revealed she gets messages all the time from men asking her to marry them.
“I have proposals nearly on the daily. Yesterday my partner had to respond to one and said ‘please go find your own,'” she said.