Actors have regularly spoken out on how fans mistake them for their characters on TV, but in the case of Charles Maja, he needed to get police to intervene.
The actor, who plays Big Boy on Skeem Saam, was at a shopping center when he was accosted by fans who were disturbed about how his character treats his child on the show.
Charles revealed to Drum magazine that he was at a mall close to his home in Ga-Maja in Polokwane, when people chased him down an aisle.
“I ran into the store and the shop assistants phoned the police to escort me to my car.”
His character is a heavy drinker on the show and often gets fire for the way he treats his child, played by Thabo Mkhabela.
Give him a break, He’s only acting!!