When you really want that role, you’re even willing to wait for years on end just to finally see your dream come true.
Asanda Foji who played the role of Simphiwe Maroka on Generations: The Legacy has come forth to share her journey of finally acting on Generations.
In a recent interview on SABC 3’s Afternoon Express Asanda shared how it took her six years to get onto Generations after leaving Cape Town for the City of Gold. In her audition for Generations, she initially had auditioned to be Jason’s younger half-sister alongside Namhla, played by Thuli Phongolo, at the time she did not get the role.
The actress eventually auditioned again for the role of Simphiwe, but in order for her to get that role, it took her six auditions to finally get her break through after being shortlisted amongst thousands of other hopefuls.
Not long after her debut on Generations, there were rumors that she had been fired from the show because the creators of the soapie were not happy with her acting. A number of tabloids ran with the story.
According to Asanda, she was aware of the story but to her managers, she decided to act as though she did not know about her apparently getting fired when one of the Generations managers asked her about the rumor. Her manager then went on to tell her that she should ignore the rumors as they loved her acting on the show and that she wasn’t going anywhere, but deep down she knew she was leaving.
“…Where there’s fire there’s smoke…” she said.
After leaving Generations, Asanda placed all her energy in creating her own fitness range called the Asanda Foji Gym Wear
Asanda tailor-makes all her gym gears for all her customers as she understands that women come in different shapes and sizes. Customers send in their orders with all their measurements, she then makes their gym clothes accordingly.